Giacomo Puccini

Bohemian Music

Giacomo Puccini's opera La Bohème is about struggling artists in Paris. Its title means "the bohemian lifestyle." But Bohemia isn't in France; it's in the Czech Republic. Other composers such as Antonin Dvorak, Bedrich Smetana, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Jules Massenet, were also inspired by this part of the world, using its music and describing its beautiful countryside in their works.

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Music In This Episode

La Boheme

From the Bohemian Forest In the Spinning-Room

Ma Vlast - From Bohemias Woods and Fields

The Brandenburgers in Bohemia Ballet

Mlada Bohemian Dance

Orchestral Suite #4 Bohemian Festival


Hungarian Rhapsody #2

Piano Quartet #1

Carmen Les tringles des sisters tintaient

La Boheme