Explore the works of the Czech Romantic composer Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884)
Bedrich Smetana’s nationalistic compositions represent his country’s aspirations of independence and he is considered the founder of Czech music. Well-known for writing operas and symphonic poems he is particularly famed for his opera The Bartered Bride and the set of six symphonic poems Má Vlast (‘My Homeland’). Smetana preceded another Czech Romantic era composer, the influential Antonín Dvorák. Discover Smetana sheet music and a wide range of other Romantic music in the catalogue of classical sheet music & songbooks.