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CHAN 8412

Smetana: The Bartered Bride · String Quartet "My Life"

The Classical Shop
release date: April 1986

Originally recorded in 1985

Artists:

London Symphony Orchestra


Geoffrey Simon



Venue:

All Saints' Church, Tooting, London



Producer:

Brian Couzens



Engineer:

Ralph Couzens


Philip Couzens

[Assistant]

Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos




Total Time - 54:13
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BEDRICH SMETANA

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Overture and Dances from 'The Bartered Bride'

24:23  
1 I Overture 6:32
2 II Dance of the Villagers 4:26
3 III Polka 4:57
4 IV Furiant 1:58
5 V Fanfare 0:41
6 VI Dance of the Comedians 5:32
   
 

String Quartet in E minor 'From My Life' orch. George Szell

30:30  
  in e-Moll - en mi mineur  
7 I Allegro vivo appassionato 8:27
  'Romantic longing and foreboding of misfortune'  
8 II Alla polka 5:47
  'The merriment of youth; my love of dancing and dance music'  
9 III Largo sostenuto 9:28
  'Memories of the happiness of my first love'  
10 IV Vivace - meno mosso 6:25
  'Joy in discovering how to treat Bohemian national elements in music: the catastrophe of deafness; reminiscences of happier days; and resignation'  
  the catastrophe of deafness; reminiscences of happier days  
  and resignation'  
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'The powerful advocacy of Simon and the excellent LSO playing… provide a most rewarding coupling.'
The Penguin Complete Guide

'Geoffrey Simon and the LSO give splendidly exuberant performances…'
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