Titled as “father of Czech music,” Bedoich Smetana was a famous Czech composer who pioneered the development of a musical style in Czech. His style of composing became closely identified with Czech’s aspirations for an independent statehood. He attained fame with his opera “The Bartered Bride” depicts the legends, history, and landscape of Czech, his native land. Another composition, “First String Quartet From My Life” was also a great success and his fame spread across borders. A naturally gifted pianist, Smetana was deemed as a child prodigy who gave his first public performance at the age of six. Regarded as the most talented and popular musician Czech has ever had, Smetana enjoyed more reverence and popularity than his contemporaries. He was a highly passionate and strong willed individual who overcame all hurdles so far his musical career was concerned. Though often described as frail and unimpressive, he enjoyed a great fan following and was especially popular among females. Plagued by deafness and mental collapse, this great composer had faced tough times in his life. Read this biography to know about his childhood career and personal life.