Leos Janacek
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1854-07-03
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Leos Janacek

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Leoš Janáček (, baptised Leo Eugen Janáček; 3 July 1854 – 12 August 1928) was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher. He was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music to create an original, modern musical ...

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Biography

Leoš Janáček (, baptised Leo Eugen Janáček; 3 July 1854 – 12 August 1928) was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher. He was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music to create an original, modern musical style.

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String Quartet No. 2 ‘Intimate Letters’: IV. Allegro
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String Quartet No. 2 ‘Intimate Letters’: IV. Allegro
Leos Janacek
Glagolitic mass
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Glagolitic mass
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On an overgrown path... book 2 for piano, no.1; Andante
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On an overgrown path... book 2 for piano, no.1; Andante
Leos Janacek
Lover's Likeness / Then and Now / Gnat's Wedding [Moravian Folk Poetry]
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Lover's Likeness / Then and Now / Gnat's Wedding [Moravian Folk Poetry]
Leos Janacek
The Madonna of Frydek from On An Overgrown Path
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The Madonna of Frydek from On An Overgrown Path
Leos Janacek
Pohadka [Fairy tale] for cello and piano [1910]
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Pohadka [Fairy tale] for cello and piano [1910]
Leos Janacek
String Quartet No 2, 'Intimate Letters'
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String Quartet No 2, 'Intimate Letters'
Leos Janacek
Sumarovo dite [The Fiddler's Child]
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Sumarovo dite [The Fiddler's Child]
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Sonata for violin and piano
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Sonata for violin and piano
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To je mamincina jizba (Surely this is my mother's room) Jenufa Act II
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To je mamincina jizba (Surely this is my mother's room) Jenufa Act II
Leos Janacek
Piano Sonata '1.X.1905, From the street'
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Piano Sonata '1.X.1905, From the street'
Leos Janacek
In the mists [V mlhach] - 4 pieces for piano
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In the mists [V mlhach] - 4 pieces for piano
Leos Janacek
The Excursions of Mr Broucek - suite: no.2; Moon waltz, arr. Jaroslav Smolka
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The Excursions of Mr Broucek - suite: no.2; Moon waltz, arr. Jaroslav Smolka
Leos Janacek
String Quartet No.1 'The Kreutzer Sonata', 1st movement
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String Quartet No.1 'The Kreutzer Sonata', 1st movement
Leos Janacek
Vecne evangelium [The eternal gospel] - cantata for soprano, tenor, chorus and o
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Vecne evangelium [The eternal gospel] - cantata for soprano, tenor, chorus and o
Leos Janacek
Quartet for strings no. 1 "The Kreutzer Sonata"
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Quartet for strings no. 1 "The Kreutzer Sonata"
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Sinfonietta
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Sinfonietta
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Taras Bulba - rhapsody for orchestra
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Taras Bulba - rhapsody for orchestra
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String Quartet no.2 (Intimate Letters) (2nd mvt: Adagio)
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String Quartet no.2 (Intimate Letters) (2nd mvt: Adagio)
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Sonata for violin and piano (JW 7/7)
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Sonata for violin and piano (JW 7/7)
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Mladi (Youth Suite), JW VII/10
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Mladi (Youth Suite), JW VII/10
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On an overgrown path [Po zarostlem chodnicku] - book 1 for piano: no.2; Listek odvanuty (A leaf blown away)
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On an overgrown path [Po zarostlem chodnicku] - book 1 for piano: no.2; Listek odvanuty (A leaf blown away)
Leos Janacek
Suite for Orchestra (Op.3)
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Suite for Orchestra (Op.3)
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Sinfonietta (4th mvt: Allegretto)
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Sinfonietta (4th mvt: Allegretto)
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Leos Janacek Biography

Leoš Janáček (, baptised Leo Eugen Janáček; 3 July 1854 – 12 August 1928) was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher. He was inspired by Moravian and other Slavic folk music to create an original, modern musical style.

Until 1895 he devoted himself mainly to folkloristic research and his early musical output was influenced by contemporaries such as Antonín Dvořák. His later, mature works incorporate his earlier studies of national folk music in a modern, highly original synthesis, first evident in the opera Jenůfa, which was premiered in 1904 in Brno. The success of Jenůfa (often called the "Moravian national opera") at Prague in 1916 gave Janáček access to the world's great opera stages. Janáček's later works are his most celebrated. They include operas such as Káťa Kabanová and The Cunning Little Vixen, the Sinfonietta, the Glagolitic Mass, the rhapsody Taras Bulba, two string quartets, and other chamber works. Along with Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana, he is considered one of the most important Czech composers.

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