Leos Janacek
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1854-07-03
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Leos Janacek

Leos Janacek Biography (Wikipedia)

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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Leos Janacek Performances

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Sonata for violin and piano
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Sonata for violin and piano
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The Ballad of Blanik (BBC Symphony Orchestra at Prague Spring Festival)
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The Ballad of Blanik (BBC Symphony Orchestra at Prague Spring Festival)
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Piano Sonata 1.X.1905
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Piano Sonata 1.X.1905
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On an Overgrown Path: Good night
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On an Overgrown Path: Good night
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Jenufa (Act 3) - extract
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Jenufa (Act 3) - extract
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Jenufa (Steva's entrance)
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Jenufa (Steva's entrance)
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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
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Glagolitic mass
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Glagolitic mass
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String Quartet No 2, Initmate Letters
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String Quartet No 2, Initmate Letters
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In the mists [V mlhach] - 4 pieces for piano, no.4; Presto
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In the mists [V mlhach] - 4 pieces for piano, no.4; Presto
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Sinfonietta V. Andante con moto
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Sinfonietta V. Andante con moto
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Overture: Žárlivost - Jealousy
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Overture: Žárlivost - Jealousy
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String Quartet No. 2 'Intimate Letters', iv) Allegro
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String Quartet No. 2 'Intimate Letters', iv) Allegro
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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
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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
Playlists featuring Leos Janacek
Essential Classics: Guest Choices
Essential Classics: Guest Choices
Radio 3 Breakfast: Music Box
Radio 3 Breakfast: Music Box
Nick Grimshaw
Nick Grimshaw

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