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Václav Smetáček

vl, 1906-1986 CZ, Brno
Composer / Conductor of Classical

Václav Smetáček (30 September 1906 in Brno – 18 February 1986 in Prague) was a Czech conductor, composer, and oboist.He studied in Prague among others with Jaroslav Křička, conducting with Metod Doležil and Pavel Dědeček, musicology, aesthetics, and philosophy at Charles University. He was the founder and member of the Prague Wind Quintet (1928), with whom he performed, composed and arranged compositions for it. From 1930 to 1933, he was a member of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, and from 1934 to 1943, he worked on Czech Radio as conductor and editor. From 1945, he worked as a pedagogue at the Prague Conservatory and Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

        
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Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 33: I. Allegro agitato on Dvořák: Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet by Antonín Dvořák, Sviatoslav Richter, Václav Smetáček & Prague Symphony Orchestra
Oratorio russe, III Andantino on Giuseppe Sarti, Oratorio russe by Giuseppe Sarti & Various Artists
Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 33: III. Allegro con fuoco on Dvořák: Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet by Antonín Dvořák, Sviatoslav Richter, Václav Smetáček & Prague Symphony Orchestra
Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 33: II. Andante sostenuto on Dvořák: Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet by Antonín Dvořák, Sviatoslav Richter, Václav Smetáček & Prague Symphony Orchestra
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81, B. 155: III. Scherzo Furiant. Molto vivace on Dvořák: Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet by Antonín Dvořák, Sviatoslav Richter, Václav Smetáček & Prague Symphony Orchestra
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81, B. 155: I. Allegro, ma non tanto on Dvořák: Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet by Antonín Dvořák, Sviatoslav Richter, Václav Smetáček & Prague Symphony Orchestra
Humoresque in G-Flat Major, Op. 101, B. 187 on Czech Serenade - Selection by Jan Panenka, Václav Hudeček, Petr Adamec, Karel Ančerl, Václav Smetáček, Jiří Bělohlávek, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Panocha Quartet & Prague Philharmonia
Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81, B. 155: II. Dumka. Andante con moto on Dvořák: Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet by Antonín Dvořák, Sviatoslav Richter, Václav Smetáček & Prague Symphony Orchestra
Oratorio russe, IV Intrada on Giuseppe Sarti, Oratorio russe by Giuseppe Sarti & Various Artists

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Title Artist Year Type
Konzert Für Violoncello Und Orchester A-moll, Op. 129 (Concerto For Cello And Orchestra In A Minor, Op. 129)Robert Schumann - The Prague Symphony Orchestra / Václav Smetáček, Bohuš Heran2012Album
Shostakovich: Symphony No 10The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček, Dmitri Shostakovich2011Album
Walton • Prokofiev • Kabeláč • Ravel • DvořákThe Prague Symphony Orchestra, Zdeněk Košler & Václav Smetáček, Peter Katin, Sir William Walton • Sergei Prokofiev • Miloslav Kabeláč • Maurice Ravel • Antonín Dvořák2008Album
OtelloGiuseppe Verdi, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Orchester Der Wiener Staatsoper, Václav Smetáček, Hans Swarowsky2007Single
Stabat Mater Op.58Antonín Dvořák - Stefania Woytowicz ‧ Věra Soukupová ‧ Ivo Žídek ‧ Kim Borg ‧ The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Smetáček2004Album
Complete Piano ConcertosLudwig van Beethoven, Jan Panenka, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček2001Compil.
Ballet MusicGiuseppe Verdi, Charles Gounod, Camille Saint-Saëns, Richard Wagner, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1999Compil.
Oratorio Russe / Gospodin PomilujnyGiuseppe Sarti / Prague Philharmonic Chorus, Bratislava Symphony Orchestra dir. Václav Smetáček1999Album
Cyrano De Bergerac / Shakespeare SuiteJosef Bohuslav Foerster, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1996Album
Stabat Mater • Messe GlagolitiqueAntonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, Václav Smetáček, Rafael Kubelik1995Compil.
Smetana/DvořákBedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček, Karel Šejna1995Album
RigolettoGiuseppe Verdi, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Kerekes János, Václav Smetáček1994Single
An Der Schönen Blauen Donau / KaiserwalzerJohann Strauss Jr., The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1993Single
Symphony No. 3 / Bacchus et Ariane / Le Festin de L'AraigneeAlbert Roussel, Václav Neumann, Václav Smetáček, Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra, The Prague Symphony Orchestra1992Compil.
Coppelia - Suite From The BalletLéo Delibes, Prague Smetana Theatre Orchestra Conductor Václav Smetáček1992Single
Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" / Piano Concert No. 2Ludwig van Beethoven : Jan Panenka / The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Kletzki / The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1992Compil.
Concertos By DvořákAntonín Dvořák, Václav Hudeček, Musici De Praga / Václav Smetáček, Daniel Veis, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra / Libor Pešek1991Compil.
Symphony No. 5 / The Swan Of Tuonela / The TempestJean Sibelius, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Gaetano Delogu, Václav Smetáček1991Compil.
Greetings From RussiaCzech Philharmonic Chorus & The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Smetáček / The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Jiří Bělohlávek / Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra, Oskar Danon1990Compil.
Romantic Violin ConcertosFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Jean Sibelius, Václav Hudeček, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček, Jiří Bělohlávek1990Album
Concertos For Violin BWV 1041 & 1042 / Concerto For Two Violins BWV 1043 / Concerto For Violin & Oboe BWV 1060Johann Sebastian Bach – Josef Suk · Ladislav Jásek · Jan Adamus, The Prague Symphony Orchestra / Suk Chamber Orchestra, Václav Smetáček / Josef Vlach1989Compil.
The Invisible City Of Kitezh / The Golden Cockerel / AntarNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček, Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiří Bělohlávek1989Compil.
RhapsodiesEmmanuel Chabrier / George Enescu / Franz Liszt, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1989Album
Symphony No. 4 - Sinfonietta GiocosaThe Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Martin Turnovský - The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček ; Stanislav Knor / Bohuslav Martinů1989Compil.
Valzer Triste / Il Cigno Di Tuonela, Op. 22Jean Sibelius, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1989Single
Violin Concerto / Romances Nos. 1 & 2Ludwig van Beethoven, Josef Suk, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Smetáček, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Franz Konwitschny1988Album
L'Apprenti Sorcier / Le Carnaval Des Animaux / L'Arlesienne - Suites Nos. 1 & 2Paul Dukas, Camille Saint-Saëns, Georges Bizet - Pavel Štěpán, Ilja Hurník, Antonio De Almeida, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Martin Turnovský, Václav Smetáček, The Prague Symphony Orchestra1988Compil.
Piano Concertos No.4 & No.5 "Emperor"Ludwig van Beethoven, Jan Panenka, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1988Album
Symphony No.1 "Winter Dreams" / Symphony No.2Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Alexander Borodin, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1988Album
Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 10Antonín Dvořák, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1988Album
Hungarian DancesThe Prague Symphony Orchestra Conductor Václav Smetáček, Johannes Brahms1988Single
Midsummer Night’s Dream / Peer GyntFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Edvard Grieg, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1988Album
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto & Rococo VariationsPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Shizuka Ishikawa, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Zdeněk Košler, Stanislav Apolín, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1987Album
On The Beautiful Blue Danuba / Emperor WaltzJohann Strauss Jr., The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček, Wiener Symphoniker, Clemens Krauss1987Album
Ze Shakespeara / Jaro A TouhaJosef Bohuslav Foerster, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1986Album
Piano Concerto No. 3 In C Minor, Op. 37 / Corolian / Egmont OverturesLudwig van Beethoven, Jan Panenka, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1984Album
TrionfiCarl Orff - Czech Philharmonic Chorus, Josef Veselka - The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1982Album
Koncert Č.4 G Dur Pro Klavír A Orchestr / 'Rondo–Capriccio / 'BagatelyLudwig van Beethoven - Jan Panenka, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1982Album
Má Vlast (Mein Vaterland, Ma Patrie)Bedřich Smetana, Václav Smetáček, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra1981Album
DaliborBedřich Smetana – Vilém Přibyl, Eva Děpoltová, Václav Zítek, Naďa Šormová, Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1980Album
Romances Sans ParolesJosef Suk, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1979Album
Koncert Č.2 Pro Violoncello A Orchestr / Koncert Pro Violoncello A OrchestrDmitri Shostakovich / Aram Khatchaturian - Miloš Sádlo, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1978Album
Peer Gynt / Sigurd JorsalfarEdvard Grieg - The Prague Symphony Orchestra / Václav Smetáček1977Album
Concierto Para Piano No.1 en Do Mayor Op. 15Ludwig Van Beethoven1976Album
Koncert A Moll / Fantasia ConcertanteAlfredo Casella / Mátyás Seiber - André Gertler, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1976Album
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 In A, G125; Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 In F Minor, Op. 21The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček, František Rauch1975Album
Invitation To Dance / Capriccio Italien / Tannhäuser, Overture / Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2Carl Maria von Weber / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Richard Wagner / Franz Liszt - Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1975Album
Sborové SkladbyCarl Orff, Prague Philharmonic Chorus1975Album
Slavné České MaličkostiThe Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1975Album
Variations On A Rococo Theme / Suite No. 4, „Mozartiana“Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Stanislav Apolín / The Prague Symphony Orchestra / Václav Smetáček1974Album
Concierto Nº 2 Para Piano Y Orquesta En Si Bemol Mayor, Op. 19 / Fantasía Para Piano, Coros Y Orquesta En Menor, Op. 80Ludwig van Beethoven / Jan Panenka, The Prague Symphony Orchestra Director: Václav Smetáček1974Album
Koncerty Pro Housle A OrchestrDarius Milhaud / Gian Francesco Malipiero - André Gertler, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1974Album
Kouslove Koncerty - Violine CondertosWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Václav Hudeček, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1974Compil.
Concertante Symphony K. 297 B / French Horn Concerto No. 3Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Smetáček • Karel Ančerl1973Album
Mass In D Major / Te Deum / Psalm 149 / Biblical Songs Nos. 1.5Antonín Dvořák, Czech Philharmonic Chorus, Josef Veselka, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1973Album
Piano ConcertosLudwig van Beethoven - Jan Panenka, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1973Album
Piano Concerto No. 2 In B Flat Major / Fantasy In C Minor For Piano, Chorus And OrchestraLudwig van Beethoven, Jan Panenka, Czech Radio Choir, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1973Album
Revoluční Předehra - Předehra Socialismu - Dramatická Overtura - Symfonický PrologRudolf Karel, E. F. Burian, Vit Nejedlý, Jiří Pauer, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1972Compil.
Koncert Pro Housle A Orchestr A-Moll, Op. 53 - Mazurek Pro Housle A Orchestr E-Moll, Op. 49Václav Hudeček, Antonín Dvořák, Václav Smetáček, Musici De Praga1972Album
České Moderní Houslové KoncertyČestmír Gregor, Štěpán Lucký - Lukas David, Nora Grumlíková, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Hans Stadlmair, Václav Smetáček1971Album
L'Arlesienne Suite N°1, N°2 / EspanaGeorges Bizet, Emmanuel Chabrier, Václav Smetáček, The Prague Symphony Orchestra1971Album
Piano Concerto No. 2 In F Minor / Piano Concerto No. 2 In A MajorFrédéric Chopin / Franz Liszt, František Rauch, The Prague Symphony Orchestra Conductor Václav Smetáček1971Album
L'Arlésienne / EspañaGeorges Bizet / Emmanuel Chabrier, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1971Album
Symphony No. 4 In C Minor "Easter"Josef Bohuslav Foerster, The Prague Symphony Orchestra Cond. Václav Smetáček1970Album
III. Koncert pro klavír a orchestr c mollLudwig van Beethoven, Jan Panenka, Václav Smetáček1970Album
Trionfo Di AfroditeCarl Orff - Czech Philharmonic Chorus, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1970Album
Klavírní Koncert č.5 "Císařský"Ludwig van Beethoven, Jan Panenka, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1969Album
Oratorium Für Die Kaiserin Katharina Die Grosse Von Russland Für Soli, Doppelchor Und Grosses OrchesterGiuseppe Sarti, Alena Míková, Vera Hubackova, Marie Mrázová, Czech Philharmonic Chorus, Josef Veselka, Václav Smetáček1967Album
Symphony No. 1 "Winter Daydreams"Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1967Album
2 Violin Concertos - Concerto For 2 ViolinsJohann Sebastian Bach — Josef Suk And Ladislav Jásek With The Prague Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Václav Smetáček1966Album
Sacra Et Litaniae À 5, 6, 7 & 8 Vocum Cum InstrumentisAdam Václav Michna z Otradovic, Václav Smetáček, Josef Veselka, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Moravan1966Album
Overtures To ShakespeareJean Sibelius / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Bedřich Smetana / Hector Berlioz / The Prague Symphony Orchestra / Václav Smetáček1965Album
Famous Operettas OverturesThe Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1965Album
Carl Orff - Catulli CarminaCarl Orff, Ivo Žídek, Helena Tattermuschová, Czech Philharmonic Chorus1965Album
A Midsummer Night's Dream / The Hebrides • Meeresstille Und Glückliche FahrtFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, The Prague Symphony Orchestra • Václav Smetáček1963Album
Ohňostroj / Pavoučí Hostina / Stvoření Světa / Kubánská PředehraIgor Stravinsky / Albert Roussel / Darius Milhaud / George Gershwin, The Prague Symphony Orchestra1963Compil.
Tone Poems after ShakespeareThe Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1963Album
Stabat Mater Op. 58Antonín Dvořák - Stefania Woytowicz ‧ Věra Soukupová ‧ Ivo Žídek ‧ Kim Borg ‧ The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra ‧ Dirigent: Václav Smetáček1962Album
Slavenkoor (Nabucco) / Jagerskoor (Der Freischütz) / Bruidskoor (Lohengrin)Orchestr Národního Divadla - Czech Philharmonic Chorus - Václav Smetáček1962Single
Les Preludes; TassoThe Prague Symphony Orchestra - Franz Liszt, Franz Konwitschny, Václav Smetáček1960Album
La Sposa Dello Zar / KamarinskajaNikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1958Single
Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 Op. 11Frédéric Chopin, Halina Czerny-Stefańska, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1957Album
Concertino Notturno In DisFrantišek Adam Míča, Josef Suk, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1955Album
CoppéliaPrague Smetana Theatre Orchestra, Václav Smetáček, Léo Delibes1954Single
Concerto For Violoncello And Orchestra In D MajorJoseph Haydn, Saša Večtomov, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1953Album
Volume I — Slavonic Girls - Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 (Complete)Jan Malát / Antonín Dvořák - Václav Smetáček, The Prague Symphony Orchestra / Václav Talich, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra1953Compil.
Kalif Z BagdaduFrançois-Adrien Boieldieu, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1953Album
Na Krásném Modrém Dunaji / Císařský Valčík / V Náruč Spějte, Miliony / U Nás DomaJohann Strauss Sr., The Prague Symphony Orchestra Řídí Václav Smetáček, Wiener Symphoniker Řídí Clemens Krauss1952Album
Uherské Tance / Feramors / Koncertní ValčíkJohannes Brahms / Anton Rubinstein / Alexander Glazunov / The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1952Album
Básník A SedlákFranz von Suppé, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček1952Album
Nesem Vam Noviny / Narodil Se Kristus PánVáclav Smetáček1943Album
Pioggia d'oro / Espaňa / Mattino, pomeriggio e sera a Vienna / In un mercato persianoEmil Waldteufel, Emmanuel Chabrier, Franz von Suppé, Albert W. Ketelbey : The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček, Antonín DevátýAlbum
Concerto In F Minor For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 21Frédéric Chopin, Marina Slezarieva, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav SmetáčekAlbum
Uherský TanecJohannes Brahms, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav SmetáčekSingle
Pjesma O Zavičaju / Vjetar Pjeva Za NasThe Prague Symphony Orchestra Dirigent Václav SmetáčekAlbum
Concerto No. 2 For Piano And OrchestraFrédéric Chopin, František Rauch, The Prague Symphony Orchestra / Václav SmetáčekAlbum
Russian EasterThe Prague Symphony Orchestra Conductor Václav Smetáček, Nikolai Rimsky-KorsakovSingle
In Central Asia / KikimoraThe Prague Symphony Orchestra Conductor Václav Smetáček, Alexander Borodin, Anatoly LiadovSingle
Popular OverturesThe Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav SmetáčekAlbum
Concerto For Violoncello And Orchestra / Symphonic VariationsÉdouard Lalo - The Czech Philharmonic OrchestraAlbum
3. Klavierkonzert / Rondo A Capriccio Op. 129Ludwig van Beethoven, Jan Panenka, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav SmetáčekAlbum
Grande Symphonie Caractéristique Pour La Paix Avec La République FrançaisePavel Vranický, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Václav SmetáčekAlbum
Sinfonía Nº 2 En Si Menor / El Principe Igor: Oberturas Y Danzas PolovstsianasAlexander Borodin - The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Václav Smetáček, Sbor Národního Divadla Y Orchestr Národního Divadla, Zdeněk ChalabalaAlbum
Famosos Coros De OperaOrquesta Del Teatro Nacional De Praga, Václav Smetáček, Bohumír GregorAlbum
Borodin: Polovtsian DancesOrchestr Národního Divadla & Sbor Národního Divadla, Zdeněk Chalabala, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček, The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Zdeněk KošlerAlbum
Beethoven 5. KlavierkonzertJan Panenka, The Prague Symphony Orchestra, Václav Smetáček, Ludwig van BeethovenAlbum
Academic Festival Overture Op. 80 / Russian Easter Overture Op. 96The Prague Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Václav Smetáček - Johannes Brahms / Nikolai Rimsky-KorsakovAlbum
Foerster: Symfonie č. 4 Veliká Noc, Jaro A TouhaJosef Bohuslav Foerster, Václav Smetáček, The Prague Symphony OrchestraAlbum
Missa Sanctificationis Sancti Joannis NepomuceniAntonio Caldara, Václav Smetáček, The Prague Symphony OrchestraAlbum
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