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The museum dedicated to the work and life of the composer Bedrich Smetana is located in the Old Town district of Prague, not far from the Charles Bridge. The museum is housed in a tall neo-Renaissance building on the site of the Old Town Water Station.
Bedrich Smetana was one of the great Czech musicians and the founder of Czech national music. Smetana was the first composer to use Czech folk motives and themes in his compositions. He is also the author of the famous opera Brandenburgers in Bohemia, which was the first in the history of opera to be entirely written in the Czech language.
A museum dedicated to Bedrich Smetana, opened in 1926, 10 years later, the museum was moved to the former water tower.
The construction of the facade was carried out in 1883 under the direction of the architect A. Wigla. The facade was painted using the straffito technique; the sketches were made by the painters F. Zhenishek and M. Alesh, who depicted on it the battle on the Charles Bridge with the Swedes that took place in 1648. The facade is also decorated with images of famous Swedes and Prague citizens who participated in the battles. Right in front of the museum, on the embankment on the Novotny Lavka bridge, there is a monument erected in honor of the composer, the work of the sculptor Malejovsky.
Today the museum contains a rich collection dedicated to the musical creativity and life of this brilliant composer ... The collection is based on the heritage of Smetana,
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