Bedřich Smetana quotes

Who is Bedřich Smetana?

Bedřich Smetana was a Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style that became closely identified with his country's aspirations to independent statehood.

Bedřich Smetana quotes

“By the grace of God and with His help, I shall one day be a Liszt in technique and a Mozart in composition.”

Bedřich Smetana

“For the first time for ages, I can again hear the entire range of octaves in tune. Previously they were all jumbled up. I can still hear nothing with my right ear.”

Bedřich Smetana

“I am not ashamed to reply to you in my mother tongue, however imperfectly, and am glad to be able to show that my fatherland means more to me than anything else.”

Bedřich Smetana

“You from within our glasses, you lusty golden brew, whoever imbibes takes fire from you. The young and the old sing your praises. Here's to beer, here's to cheer, here's to beer.”

Bedřich Smetana