Leos Janáček

Born 3 July 1854. Died 12 August 1928
Leos Janáček
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1854-07-03
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Leos Janáček

Leos Janáček 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 Janáček
The Fiddler's Child
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The Fiddler's Child
Leos Janáček
Jenufa: final scene
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Jenufa: final scene
Leos Janáček
Jealousy
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Jealousy

Jealousy

Orchestra
Czech State Philharmonic Orchestra
Leos Janáček
Sonata for violin and piano
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Sonata for violin and piano

Sonata for violin and piano

Performer
Fedor Rudin
Janelle Fung
Leos Janáček
The Queen's Monastery, Brno (Sinfonietta)
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The Queen's Monastery, Brno (Sinfonietta)
Leos Janáček
The Ballad of Blanik
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The Ballad of Blanik
Leos Janáček
In the Mists
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In the Mists
Leos Janáček
Mladi (Youth) - Suite for wind sextet
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Mladi (Youth) - Suite for wind sextet

Mladi (Youth) - Suite for wind sextet

Performer
Anita Szabo
Béla Horváth
Zsolt Szatmari
Pal Bokor
Gyorgy Salamon
Tamas Zempleni
Leos Janáček
Katya Kabanova (Prelude)
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Katya Kabanova (Prelude)
Leos Janáček
Taras Bulba - rhapsody for orchestra
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Taras Bulba - rhapsody for orchestra
Leos Janáček
Slava (Glagolitic Mass)
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Slava (Glagolitic Mass)
Leos Janáček
Sinfonietta
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Sinfonietta
Leos Janáček
Osud: Opening Scene
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Osud: Opening Scene

Osud: Opening Scene

Orchestra
Welsh National Opera Orchestra
Choir
Welsh National Opera Chorus
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Leos Janáček
Jealousy Overture
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Jealousy Overture
Leos Janáček
In the Mists (1st mvt)
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In the Mists (1st mvt)
Leos Janáček
Suite for Orchestra (Op.3)
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Suite for Orchestra (Op.3)

Suite for Orchestra (Op.3)

Orchestra
Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Leos Janáček
Pohadka [Fairy tale] for cello and piano [1910]
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Pohadka [Fairy tale] for cello and piano [1910]

Pohadka [Fairy tale] for cello and piano [1910]

Performer
Jonathan Slaatto
Martin Qvist Hansen
Leos Janáček
Monologue and Prayer from Jenufa, Act 2
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Monologue and Prayer from Jenufa, Act 2
Leos Janáček
Sonata for violin and piano
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Sonata for violin and piano
Leos Janáček
Daleko siroko do tech Novych Zamku (Jenufa, Act 1)
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Daleko siroko do tech Novych Zamku (Jenufa, Act 1)

Daleko siroko do tech Novych Zamku (Jenufa, Act 1)

Ensemble
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
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Leos Janáček
Jealousy
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Jealousy
Leos Janáček
Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, JW VIII/19
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Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, JW VIII/19
Leos Janáček
Sinfonietta, 5th movement; Allegro
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Sinfonietta, 5th movement; Allegro
Leos Janáček
Mladi
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Mladi
Leos Janáček
Can It Be That I Am Lovely
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Can It Be That I Am Lovely
Leos Janáček
Can It Be That I Am Lovely
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Can It Be That I Am Lovely

Can It Be That I Am Lovely

Performer
Catherine Hopper
Caitlin McDonnell
Sean Heath
Leos Janáček
In The Month Of May, Flowers Were Blooming from The Cunning Little Vixen
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In The Month Of May, Flowers Were Blooming from The Cunning Little Vixen
Leos Janáček
Can It Be That I Am Lovely from The Cunning Little Vixen
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Can It Be That I Am Lovely from The Cunning Little Vixen

Can It Be That I Am Lovely from The Cunning Little Vixen

Performer
Catherine Hooper and Caitlin McDonnell
Leos Janáček
Intrada - final movement of Glagolitic Mass
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Intrada - final movement of Glagolitic Mass
Leos Janáček
Sinfonietta (Proms 2015)
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Sinfonietta (Proms 2015)
Leos Janáček
Jenufa (extract)
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Jenufa (extract)
Leos Janáček
The fiddler's child (Sumarovo dite) - ballad for orchestra
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The fiddler's child (Sumarovo dite) - ballad for orchestra
Leos Janáček
Pohadka (Fairy Tale) for Cello and Piano
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Pohadka (Fairy Tale) for Cello and Piano

Pohadka (Fairy Tale) for Cello and Piano

Performer
Keith Robinson
Hyeyeon Park
Leos Janáček
Sonata for violin and piano (JW 7/7)
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Sonata for violin and piano (JW 7/7)
Leos Janáček
Moon Waltz arr Smolka (The Excursions of Mr Broucek Suite)
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Moon Waltz arr Smolka (The Excursions of Mr Broucek Suite)
Leos Janáček
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 Janáček
Quartet for strings no. 1 "The Kreutzer Sonata"
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Quartet for strings no. 1 "The Kreutzer Sonata"
Leos Janáček
Come with us!; The Madonna of Frydek (from Book 1 of On an Overgrown Path)
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Come with us!; The Madonna of Frydek (from Book 1 of On an Overgrown Path)
Leos Janáček
Pohadka [Fairy tale] for cello and piano [1910]
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Pohadka [Fairy tale] for cello and piano [1910]
Leos Janáček
Moravian Folk Songs
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Moravian Folk Songs
Leos Janáček
'Zdenka' Variations
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'Zdenka' Variations
Leos Janáček
Sokol Fanfare, from Sinfonietta
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Sokol Fanfare, from Sinfonietta
Leos Janáček
Violin Sonata Con Moto
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Violin Sonata Con Moto
Leos Janáček
Lachian Dances (feat. Simone Lamsma) (BBC NOW On the Road 2016-17)
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Lachian Dances (feat. Simone Lamsma) (BBC NOW On the Road 2016-17)
Leos Janáček
On an Overgrown Path
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On an Overgrown Path
Leos Janáček
Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen
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Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen
Leos Janáček
The Saws (Lachian Dances)
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The Saws (Lachian Dances)
Leos Janáček
On an overgrown path
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On an overgrown path
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