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Smetana Quartet

Band, 1945-1989 CZ, Prague
Classical
A.k.a. Smetanovo kvarteto

Czech classical string quartet. While still students, the musicians joined in 1943, while the first concert with this name happend in November 1945. Disbanded in June 1989. Till 1949 the members played also as performer of The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

        
Members
PortraitVáclav Neumann
vn 1920-1995 CZ
PortraitJosef Suk
vn 1929-2011 CZ
PortraitAntonín Kohout
vc 1919-2013 CZ
PortraitMilan Škampa
vl 1928-2018 CZ
PortraitLubomír Kostecký
vn 1922-2003 CZ
PortraitJiří Novák
vn 1924-2010 CZ
Jaroslav Rybenský
vl 1923-1997 CZ
Popular Tracks   
String Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20, MWV R20: I. Allegro moderato, ma con fuoco on Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings and Piano Trio No. 1 by Felix Mendelssohn, Smetana Quartet, Janáček Quartet & Suk Trio
String Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20, MWV R20: III. Scherzo. Allegro leggierissimo on Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings and Piano Trio No. 1 by Felix Mendelssohn, Smetana Quartet, Janáček Quartet & Suk Trio
String Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20, MWV R20: IV. Presto on Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings and Piano Trio No. 1 by Felix Mendelssohn, Smetana Quartet, Janáček Quartet & Suk Trio
String Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20, MWV R20: II. Andante on Mendelssohn: Octet for Strings and Piano Trio No. 1 by Felix Mendelssohn, Smetana Quartet, Janáček Quartet & Suk Trio
Inspired by Tolstoy's "Kreutzer Sonata": I. Adagio - con moto on Janacek String Quartets: No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata" & No. 2 "Intimate Pages" by Janacek String Quartets & Smetana Quartet
Intimate Pages: III. Moderato on Janacek String Quartets: No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata" & No. 2 "Intimate Pages" by Janacek String Quartets & Smetana Quartet
Inspired by Tolstoy's "Kreutzer Sonata": II. Con moto on Janacek String Quartets: No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata" & No. 2 "Intimate Pages" by Janacek String Quartets & Smetana Quartet
Inspired by Tolstoy's "Kreutzer Sonata": IV. Con moto - Adagio on Janacek String Quartets: No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata" & No. 2 "Intimate Pages" by Janacek String Quartets & Smetana Quartet
String Quintet No 2 in C Minor, K.406/516b: IV. Allegro on The Ultimate Most Relaxing Classical Music In the Universe by Various Artists
Inspired by Tolstoy's "Kreutzer Sonata": III. Con moto - Vivace - Andante on Janacek String Quartets: No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata" & No. 2 "Intimate Pages" by Janacek String Quartets & Smetana Quartet

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Title Artist Year Type
Janacek - Quatuor à Cordes N° 2 "Lettres Intimes", Sinfonietta, Sur Un Sentier Brousailleux, Sonate Pour Violon Et PianoSmetana Quartet, Karel Ančerl, Josef Suk, Josef Páleníček2017Compil.
String Quartets 1 and 11Ludwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet2016Album
Quintet In A Major, K. 581Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Smetana Quartet, Vladimír Říha2010Album
Quartet Op. 59, No. 3 (Rasoumovsky) / Quartet, Op. 18, No. 4Ludwig van Beethoven - Smetana Quartet2009Album
Dvorak, JanacekSmetana Quartet2006Album
String Quartet In A Flat Major, Op. 105Smetana Quartet, Antonín Dvořák2006Album
Streichquartett As-Dur Op. 105 / Terzett Für Zwei Violinen Und Viola C-Dur Op. 74Antonín Dvořák, Smetana Quartet1996Album
String Quartet, Op.96 • Piano Quintet, Op.81 / String Quartet No.1Smetana Quartet, Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, Pavel Štěpán1995Album
String Quartets No. 9 "Rasumovsky No. 3" & No. 1Ludwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet1993Album
Quartet Opus 18 and 59Ludwig van Beethoven - Smetana Quartet1993Compil.
String Quartets / YouthLeoš Janáček, Smetana Quartet1991Album
Sextet No. 1 In B Flat Major, Op. 18 / Sextet No. 2 In G Major, Op. 36 For 2 Violins, 2 Violas & 2 VioloncellosJohannes Brahms - Kocian Quartet, Smetana Quartet1988Album
String QuartetsBedřich Smetana, Smetana Quartet1988Album
Great Czech Chambers Ensembles (Octet / Piano Trio No. 1)Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Smetana Quartet, Janáček Quartet, Suk Trio1988Compil.
Piano Quintet No. 2 / Three MadrigalsBohuslav Martinů – Josef Páleníček, Smetana Quartet1987Album
String Quartet N°14 In C Sharp Minor, Op.131Ludwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet1987Album
Janácek String Quartet No. 1 & No. 2Smetana Quartet1987Album
Streichquartette / String Quartets No. 18 & No. 19 „Dissonanzen-Quartett“Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Smetana Quartet1987Album
String Quartet - Three Episodes For String Quartet (String Quartet No. 4) - String Quartet No. 2Petr Eben, Smetana Quartet, Otmar Mácha, Jiří Baur1987Album
String Quartets (No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” / No. 2 “Intimate Pages”)Leoš Janáček, Smetana Quartet1986Album
Haydn ~ String Quartets "Lark & "Bird", Mendelssohn ~ Octet in E-Flat MajorSmetana Quartet, Panocha Quartet1986Compil.
The Complete String QuartetsLudwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet1986Album
String Quintets K. 174, 515, 515, 593Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Smetana Quartet, Josef Suk1985Album
String Quartet No.12 "American", Piano Quartet In A Major Op.81Antonín Dvořák, Smetana Quartet, Josef Hála1985Album
L. Janacek Quartetti n. 1 & n. 2Leoš Janáček, Smetana Quartet, Jiří Novák, Lubomír Kostecký, Jaroslav Rybenský, Antonín Kohout1985Album
String Quartets K. 421 / K. 458 "Hunting"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Smetana Quartet1985Album
String Quartet No. 15 In A Minor, Op. 132Ludwig van Beethoven — Smetana Quartet1985Album
String Quartet No. 16 In F Major, Op. 135; String Quartet In F Major, Op.14-1Ludwig van Beethoven - Smetana Quartet1985Album
String Quartet No 1 (Inspired By Tolstoy's "Kreutzer Sonata”) String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Pages)Leoš Janáček, Smetana Quartet, Jiří Novák, Lubomír Kostecký, Jaroslav Rybenský, Antonín Kohout1985Album
Two String QuartetsSmetana Quartet : Bedřich Smetana1985Album
Die StreichquintetteWolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Smetana Quartet, Josef Suk1985Album
String Quartet No. 13 In B Flat Major, Op. 130 (133)Ludwig van Beethoven — Smetana Quartet1984Album
String Quartet No. 14 In C-sharp Minor, Op. 131Ludwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet1984Album
"Trout" Quintet QuartettsatzFranz Schubert, Smetana Quartet, František Pošta, Josef Hála1984Album
String Quartet No. 9, No. 10 Smetana QuartetLudwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet1984Album
Rasoumovsky No.2 / String Quartets No.13 & Grosse FugaLudwig van Beethoven — Smetana Quartet1984Album
Quintets In B-Flat Major, KV174 / In D Major, KV593 For Two Violins, Two Violas And VioloncelloWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Josef Suk, Smetana Quartet1983Album
String Quartet No. 11 In F Minor, Op. 95, "Serioso"; String Quartet No. 12 In E-Flat Major, Op. 127Ludwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet1983Album
String Quartets No.1 & No.5Ludwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet1983Album
Early String Quartets Op.18Ludwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet1982Album
String Quartet No. 12 In F Major "American" Op. 96Antonín Dvořák, Smetana Quartet1982Album
String Quartets No.17 & No.15Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Smetana Quartet1982Album
Smyčcové Kvartety Op.59 RazumovskéLudwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet1981Album
Quintets In C Minor, KV406 (516b) & In E-Flat Major, KV614Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Josef Suk, Smetana Quartet1981Album
Octet In E-Flat Major, Op. 20 For 4 Violins, 2 Violas And 2 VioloncellosSmetana Quartet, Panocha Quartet - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy1981Album
String Quartet In F Major "American" Op. 96 / Piano Quintet In A Major Op. 81Antonín Dvořák, Smetana Quartet • Josef Hála1979Album
The Six Haydn QuartetsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Smetana Quartet1979Album
String Quartets No.7 In F Major, "Rasoumovsky No.1"Ludwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet1979Album
The Chamber Works Of Dvorak (Vol. 1 String Quartets)Dvořák Quartet / Smetana Quartet / Prague String Quartet / Vlach Quartet1978Compil.
String QuartetsBedřich Smetana, Smetana Quartet1978Album
Smyčcové KvartetyLeoš Janáček, Smetana Quartet1978Album
The Brilliant Concert For Famous Chamber MusicThe Berlin String Quartet, Smetana Quartet, Prague String Quartet, Suk Trio, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Alexander Borodin1978Album
Klarinettenquintett Op.115Johannes Brahms - Vladimír Říha, Smetana Quartet1978Album
Die Streichquartette - Revidierte FassungBedřich Smetana, Smetana Quartet1978Album
Schubert: String Quartets No. 14 "Death And The Maiden" • No. 10 - AllegroFranz Schubert, Smetana Quartet1978Album
String Quintet No. 3 In C Major / String Quintet No. 4 In G MinorWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Smetana Quartet, Josef Suk1977Album
String Quintet In E-flat Major • Silent WoodsAntonín Dvořák - Smetana Quartet • Josef Suk • Jan Panenka1977Album
String Quintet In E-flat Major, Op. 97Antonín Dvořák - Smetana Quartet • Josef Suk1976Album
String Quartet No.1, Inspired By Tolstoy's "Kreutzer Sonata”) No.2 "Intimate Pages"Leoš Janáček, Two String Quartet, Smetana Quartet1976Album
Smyčcový Kvintet C Dur, Op. 163Franz Schubert - Smetana Quartet, Miloš Sádlo1976Album
Beethoven Late String Quartets N°12-16Ludwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet1975Album
The Haydn Quartets No.14 IN G MAJOR, KV387. No.16 IN E-FLAT MAJOR, KV428Smetana Quartet1975Album
The Haydn Quartets - No.18 In A Major, KV464 / No.19 In C Major, KV465 "Dissonance"Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Smetana Quartet1975Album
The Haydn QuartetsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Smetana Quartet1975Album
Franz Schubert Streichquintett C- Dur D. 956 Op. 163 Mit Miloš SádloSmetana Quartet1974Album
Clarinet Quintet In A Major, KV 581 / String Quartet No. 19 IN C Major, KV 465Smetana Quartet, Vladimír Říha - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1971Album
String Quartet In D Major “Lark” Op. 64, No. 5 / String Quartet In C Major Op. 5, No. 1Smetana Quartet, Joseph Haydn - Franz Xaver Richter1971Album
Streichquartett Nr. 6 F-dur Op. 96 / Streichquartett Nr. 1 D-dur Op. 11Antonín Dvořák / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Smetana Quartet1969Album
Amerikanisches Quartett (Terzett Für Zwei Violinen Und Viola C-dur Op. 74 / Streichquartett F-dur Op. 96)Antonín Dvořák, Smetana Quartet1968Album
String Quartet No. 15 In A Minor, Op. 132Ludwig van Beethoven — Smetana Quartet1968Album
Schumann Piano Quintet; Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1Smetana Quartet, Pavel Štěpán1967Compil.
String Quartet In B Flat Major, Op. 130 (Original Version)Ludwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet1966Album
Trout Quintet & Quartet No. 12 In C Minor (Quartettsatz)Franz Schubert, Jan Panenka, František Pošta & Members Of Smetana Quartet1966Album
Quartet No. 3 Opus 73 / Quartet No. 1 Opus 50Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Smetana Quartet1966Album
Quintet In B Minor Op. 115 / Duo In G Major K. 423Johannes Brahms / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Smetana Quartet1965Album
String Quartet In D Minor / String Quartet No. 4Antonín Dvořák / Bohuslav Martinů, Smetana Quartet1964Album
String Quartet In C Major / String Quartet In B Flat Major, Op. 103Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn / Smetana Quartet1963Album
String Quartet In E Flat Major Op.127 & Grosse Fuge In B Flat Major Op.133Ludwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet1963Album
String Quartet No. 1 / String Quartet No. 3Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, Smetana Quartet1962Album
String Quartets Nos. 1 And 11Ludwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet1962Album
String Quartett in F Major, Op. 96 / Terzetto For Two violins And Viola, Op. 74Antonín Dvořák, Smetana Quartet, Members Of The Vlach Quartet1962Album
String Quartets Nos. 1 And 11Ludwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet1962Album
String Quartet No. 1 In F Major, Op. 18 / String Quartet No. 11 In F Minor, Op. 95Ludwig van Beethoven, Smetana Quartet1962Album
Piano Quintet In A Major Op. 81Antonín Dvořák, Smetana Quartet, Jan Panenka, Libor Hlaváček, Josef Hála1961Album
Mendelssohn - Octet In E Flat Major, Op.20Janáček Quartet, Smetana Quartet1960Album
Smyčcový Kvartet Č. 3 / Smyčcový Kvartet F-dur „Americký“Smetana Quartet1958Album
Quartet In D Minor K.421. Quartet In E Flat Major K.428Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Smetana Quartet1958Album
Струнный квартет 1 ми-минорSmetana Quartet - Bedřich Smetana1953Album
String Quartet In D Major Op. 64, No. 5 / String Quartet In C Major Op. 51Smetana Quartet1953Album
String Quartet No 19 In C Major K. 465Smetana Quartet, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1953Album
Second String Quartet In D MinorBedřich Smetana - Smetana Quartet, Jiří Novák, Lubomír Kostecký, Jaroslav Rybenský, Antonín Kohout1950Album
Квинтет Ля Мажор, К. № 581Smetana Quartet, Wolfgang Amadeus MozartAlbum
Klavierquintett Es-Dur Op.44 - Streichquartett Nr.10 Es-Dur D 87Robert Schumann - Franz Schubert - Smetana QuartetAlbum
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 12 in E-Flat Major, Op. 127Smetana QuartetAlbum
Klavierquintett A-dur Op. 81 / Sonatine Für Violine Und Klavier G-dur Op. 100Antonín Dvořák - Pavel Štěpán, Smetana Quartet, Jiří NovákAlbum
Streichquartette D-dur Op. 64, 5 "Lerchenquartett" Und C-dur Op. 33, 3 "Vogel-Quartett"Joseph Haydn / Smetana QuartetAlbum
Квартет № 12 Для Двух Скрипок, Альта И Виолончели, Соч. 127 / Большая Фуга, Соч. 133Ludwig van Beethoven - Smetana QuartetAlbum
Streichquartette Nr. 12 & 14Antonín Dvořák, Smetana QuartetAlbum
Streichquartette - Nr. 1 E-Moll "Aus meinem Leben"/ Nr. 2 D-MollBedřich Smetana, Smetana QuartetAlbum
Two String QuartetsSmetana Quartet : Bedřich SmetanaAlbum
Haydn "Lark" & "Bird" Quartets, etc.Smetana QuartetAlbum
Smyčcový Kvartet Č. 1 / Smyčcový Kvartet Č. 2 „Listy Důvěrné“Leoš Janáček, Smetana QuartetAlbum
Janáček: Quartett No. 1&2Leoš Janáček, Smetana QuartetAlbum
Струнный Квартет • Большая ФугаLudwig van Beethoven - Smetana QuartetAlbum
Beethoven String Qu No. 13, Op. 130 including the Grosse FugueSmetana Quartet, Ludwig van BeethovenAlbum
The Early String Quartets, Op.18Smetana QuartetAlbum
Brahms/Quartett Op.67, Schubert/Quartettsatz D703Smetana QuartetAlbum
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B Flat, Op. 130 & Grosse FugueSmetana QuartetAlbum
Die Streichquartette - Nr.1 H-Moll Op.50 / Nr.2 F-Dur Op.92Sergei Prokofiev - Smetana Quartet, Prague String QuartetAlbum
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