Now is the Winter of our discontent…

  Richard III?? What on earth does a Shakespearean drama have to do with Czech music? Let me explain. Smetana spent some time (1856–61) teaching and conducting in Gothenburg, Sweden. During this period he wrote three descriptive orchestral pieces using the works of his mentor/hero Liszt – inventor(?) of the tondichtung (tone-poem) – as his […]