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Donald Macleod presents Leos Janacek's most celebrated - and spectacular - orchestral work: the Sinfonietta, inspired by military bands in Pisek, home town of the composer's muse Kamila. He also explores Janacek's trip to the UK in 1926, and dips into two of the composer's least-heard (and most peculiar) pieces; first, there's a handful of Nursery Rhymes for instrumental ensemble - full of surreal images of vegetables getting married and grandmothers in bushes - with the programme ending with the unique Capriccio for piano left hand, brass and flute.

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Wed 24 Feb 2010 22:00

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