Leos Janáček
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1854-07-03
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Leos Janáček

Leos Janáček Biography (Wikipedia)

Leoš Janáček ( (listen), 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. While 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
In The Mists
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In The Mists
Leos Janáček
Mladi (Youth)
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Mladi (Youth)

Mladi (Youth)

Performer
Anita Szabo
Béla Horváth
Zsolt Szatmari
Pal Bokor
Gyorgy Salamon
Tamas Zempleni
Leos Janáček
Katya Kabanova Act III
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Katya Kabanova Act III

Katya Kabanova Act III

Choir
Janáček Theatre Chorus
Orchestra
Janáček Theatre Orchestra
Conductor
Ondrej Olos
Leos Janáček
From the House of the Dead (Overture)
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From the House of the Dead (Overture)
Leos Janáček
String Quartet No 1 'Kreutzer'
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String Quartet No 1 'Kreutzer'
Leos Janáček
String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"; I. Andante - Con moto - Allegro
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String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"; I. Andante - Con moto - Allegro
Leos Janáček
The Fiddler's Child
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The Fiddler's Child
Leos Janáček
The Barn Owl has not Flown Away! (On an Overgrown Path)
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The Barn Owl has not Flown Away! (On an Overgrown Path)
Leos Janáček
Taras Bulba - The Prophecy and the Death of Taras Bulba
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Taras Bulba - The Prophecy and the Death of Taras Bulba
Leos Janáček
Mladi [youth] - Suite For Wind Sextet
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Mladi [youth] - Suite For Wind Sextet
Leos Janáček
Overture: Jealousy
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Overture: Jealousy
Leos Janáček
Osud [Fate] - Act 3
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Osud [Fate] - Act 3

Osud [Fate] - Act 3

Ensemble
National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Chorus & Orchestra
Conductor
Leos Janáček
Osud [Fate] - Act 2
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Osud [Fate] - Act 2

Osud [Fate] - Act 2

Ensemble
National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Chorus & Orchestra
Conductor
Leos Janáček
Osud [Fate] - Act 1
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Osud [Fate] - Act 1

Osud [Fate] - Act 1

Ensemble
National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Chorus & Orchestra
Conductor
Leos Janáček
Katya Kabanova (Prelude)
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Katya Kabanova (Prelude)
Leos Janáček
Sinfonietta (5th mvt)
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Sinfonietta (5th mvt)
Leos Janáček
In the Mists; 1st movement
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In the Mists; 1st movement
Leos Janáček
The Little Saws (Lachian Dances)
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The Little Saws (Lachian Dances)
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
Taras Bulba - rhapsody for orchestra
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Taras Bulba - rhapsody for orchestra
Leos Janáček
String Quartet No.2, 'Intimate Letters'
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String Quartet No.2, 'Intimate Letters'
Leos Janáček
String Quartet No 2, 'Intimate Letters' (1st mvt)
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String Quartet No 2, 'Intimate Letters' (1st mvt)
Leos Janáček
Sinfonietta
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Sinfonietta
Leos Janáček
Sinfonietta
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Sinfonietta
Leos Janáček
Konicky mileho
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Konicky mileho
Leos Janáček
On an Overgrown Path, Book 1 (No 2, A Leaf Blown Away)
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On an Overgrown Path, Book 1 (No 2, A Leaf Blown Away)
Leos Janáček
Moravian Dances
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Moravian Dances
Leos Janáček
Sinfonietta - movement 1 - Allegro
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Sinfonietta - movement 1 - Allegro
Leos Janáček
Violin Sonata - 2nd mvt: Ballada con moto
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Violin Sonata - 2nd mvt: Ballada con moto
Leos Janáček
The Cunning Little Vixen: Finale
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The Cunning Little Vixen: Finale
Leos Janáček
Cunning Little Vixen - Orchestral Suite No.1
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Cunning Little Vixen - Orchestral Suite No.1
Leos Janáček
On the Overgrown Path: The barn owl has not flown away!
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On the Overgrown Path: The barn owl has not flown away!
Leos Janáček
String Quartet No. 1 ('Kreutzer Sonata')
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String Quartet No. 1 ('Kreutzer Sonata')
Leos Janáček
The Fiddler's Child
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The Fiddler's Child
Leos Janáček
String Quartet No.2, 'Intimate Letters' (2nd mvt)
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String Quartet No.2, 'Intimate Letters' (2nd mvt)
Leos Janáček
Sinfonietta (1st mvt)
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Sinfonietta (1st mvt)
Leos Janáček
The Madonna of Frydek (On an Overgrown Path, Bk.1)
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The Madonna of Frydek (On an Overgrown Path, Bk.1)
Leos Janáček
String Quartet No 1, 'Kreutzer Sonata' (1st mvt)
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String Quartet No 1, 'Kreutzer Sonata' (1st mvt)
Leos Janáček
Taras Bulba - rhapsody for orchestra
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Taras Bulba - rhapsody for orchestra
Leos Janáček
Glagolitic Mass iv) Veruju
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Glagolitic Mass iv) Veruju
Leos Janáček
Katya Kabanova - Act 3 Scene 2
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Katya Kabanova - Act 3 Scene 2
Leos Janáček
Piano Sonata No 1 'The Street'
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Piano Sonata No 1 'The Street'
Leos Janáček
Violin Sonata
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Violin Sonata
Leos Janáček
Sonata 1.x.1905 in E flat minor 'Zulice' (From the street); 1st movement, Predtucha (Presentiment]
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Sonata 1.x.1905 in E flat minor 'Zulice' (From the street); 1st movement, Predtucha (Presentiment]
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