BEDRICH SMETANA (1824-1884)
 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'  
 Geoffrey Simon
  18 & 19 February 1985