From My Life

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; Ger. Aus meinem Leben)

Title of Smetana's 2 str. qts. (E minor, 1876, and D minor, 1882–3) although it has become customary to apply it only to No.1. Autobiographical character of this qt. culminates in sustained high E in finale depicting whistling in composer's ear which in 1874 heralded his deafness.

Subjects: Music.

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