Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Czech composer Bedrich Smetana

Bedrich Smetana and friends Painting by Frantisek Dvořak (1862-1927)

Czech composer Bedrich Smetana and his wife had four beautiful daughters. They were a happy family until, over the course of two years, three daughters and Smetana's wife all died from illness. On this episode of Performance Today, hear dramatic music inspired by personal heartbreak: Bedrich Smetana's Piano Trio, Op. 15.