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Smetana Dalibor

Catalogue No: ONYX4158

Recorded live in London’s Barbican Concert Hall, Smetana’s rarely heard tragic opera Dalibor was warmly received by both those lucky enough to be in the hall that night, and by the critics: ‘Smetana’s melodic invention is given full rein,
with a rapturous second-act love duet as its high point. Beˇlohlávek’s conducting was warm and wonderfully spacious in these purple passages… the cast, all Czech, was a very fine one.’ (The Guardian)

‘Gloriously sung’, said The Independent, ‘while chorus and orchestra honoured the full beauty of the score’. The failure of Dalibor to rival the success of The Bartered Bride always pained Smetana: ‘Perhaps after time, recognition will come for this opera’, he wrote in 1877. This performance does full justice to the work, now recognised as containing some of Smetana’s finest music.



 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Smetana, Bedrich
Act I Scene 1
4:25
2
Smetana, Bedrich
Act I Scene 1
5:05
3
Smetana, Bedrich
Act I Scene 2: Orchestral
2:26
4
Smetana, Bedrich
Act I Scene 2
3:29
5
Smetana, Bedrich
Act I Scene 3
3:09
6
Smetana, Bedrich
Act I Scene 3
6:30
7
Smetana, Bedrich
Act I Scene 4
1:24
8
Smetana, Bedrich
Act I Scene 4
5:34
9
Smetana, Bedrich
Act I Scene 4
3:01
10
Smetana, Bedrich
Act I Scene 4
5:12
11
Smetana, Bedrich
Act I Scene 5
3:25
12
Smetana, Bedrich
Act I Scene 6
3:35
13
Smetana, Bedrich
Act II Scene 1
3:50
14
Smetana, Bedrich
Act II Scene 1
2:49
15
Smetana, Bedrich
Act II Scene 1
2:17
16
Smetana, Bedrich
Act II Scene 2
7:22
17
Smetana, Bedrich
Change of Stage 1: Scene 1
3:54
18
Smetana, Bedrich
Scene 2
2:56
19
Smetana, Bedrich
Scene 3
4:44
20
Smetana, Bedrich
Scene 4
2:42
21
Smetana, Bedrich
Scene 5
2:27
22
Smetana, Bedrich
Change of Stage 2: Orchestral
2:00
23
Smetana, Bedrich
Change of Stage 2: Scene 1
6:12
24
Smetana, Bedrich
Scene 2
11:44
25
Smetana, Bedrich
Act III Scene 1
3:13
26
Smetana, Bedrich
Act III Scene 1
3:57
27
Smetana, Bedrich
Act III Scene 2
4:40
28
Smetana, Bedrich
Act III Scene 2
5:20
29
Smetana, Bedrich
Change of Stage 1: Scene 1
3:28
30
Smetana, Bedrich
Scene 2
9:36
31
Smetana, Bedrich
Scene 3: March
2:01
32
Smetana, Bedrich
Change of Stage 2: Scenes 1 & 2
5:20
33
Smetana, Bedrich
Scene 3
6:22
34
Smetana, Bedrich
Scene 4
7:29

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Title
Duration
Complete/Excerpt
Listen
1. Bedřich Smetana: Dalibor, Act I Scene 1: A Courtyard At The Royal Castle, Before The Throne Is A Mass Of People
4:25
Complete
2. Bedřich Smetana: Dalibor, Act I Scene 3: Jiz Uchopte Se Slova
3:09
Complete
3. Bedřich Smetana: Dalibor, Act I Scene 3: Pohasnul Den A V Hrade
6:29
Complete
4. Bedřich Smetana: Dalibor, Act I Scene 4: Dalibor Enters, Shackles On His Hands. Jaky To Zjev!
1:25
Complete
5. Bedřich Smetana: Dalibor, Scene 3: Milado!
5:53
Complete