Vibrant Smetana from Gianandrea Noseda

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Sample the Czech composer's rarely heard operas here

Smetana
Orchestral Works, Vol. 2: The Bartered Bride – excerpts; The Devil’s Wall – excerpts; The Brandenburgers in Bohemia – excerpts; The Two Widows – excerpts etc
BBC Philharmonic/Gianandrea Noseda
Chandos CHAN 10518
72:34 mins


‘A sampler of excerpts from Smetana’s rarely heard operas from the versatile Gianandrea Noseda, whose glossy, vibrant performances more than hint at what we’re missing.’ Michael Scott Rohan


A full review plus star ratings will be published in our September 2009 issue

Audio clip: Smetana – from The Brandenburgers in Bohemia

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