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Bedrich Smetana artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music
April 27, 2012 Hear the group the Times of London has called "the world's most exciting string quartet."
June 25, 2010 Hidden identities and secret bargains characterize this Czech comedy from the Prague National Opera.
January 9, 2009 Deeply rooted in Czech culture, Smetana's masterpiece is among the world's most popular operas.
March 21, 2008 Smetana's comic charmer is a gentle folk tale about feuding families and long-delayed love.
September 17, 2008 Aspiring operatic teens perform Copland, Mozart and Humperdinck at the home of Houston Grand Opera.
July 2, 2008 Young musicians from around the country gather in Vermont to show off their outstanding skills.
July 15, 2010 Although he never opted for a glittery career, Mackerras was a favorite of fans and critics.
February 4, 2011 Bedrich Smetana's opera tells an awkward and sometimes silly story of rekindled romance.
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