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
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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String Quartet No 2, 'Intimate Letters' (1st mvt)
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String Quartet No 2, 'Intimate Letters' (1st mvt)
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Sinfonietta
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Sinfonietta
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Sinfonietta
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Sinfonietta
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Konicky mileho
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Konicky mileho
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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)
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Moravian Dances
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Moravian Dances
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Sinfonietta - movement 1 - Allegro
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Sinfonietta - movement 1 - Allegro
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Violin Sonata - 2nd mvt: Ballada con moto
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Violin Sonata - 2nd mvt: Ballada con moto
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The Cunning Little Vixen: Finale
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The Cunning Little Vixen: Finale
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Cunning Little Vixen - Orchestral Suite No.1
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Cunning Little Vixen - Orchestral Suite No.1
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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!
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String Quartet No. 1 ('Kreutzer Sonata')
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String Quartet No. 1 ('Kreutzer Sonata')
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The Fiddler's Child
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The Fiddler's Child
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String Quartet No.2, 'Intimate Letters' (2nd mvt)
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String Quartet No.2, 'Intimate Letters' (2nd mvt)
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Sinfonietta (1st mvt)
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Sinfonietta (1st mvt)
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The Madonna of Frydek (On an Overgrown Path, Bk.1)
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The Madonna of Frydek (On an Overgrown Path, Bk.1)
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String Quartet No 1, 'Kreutzer Sonata' (1st mvt)
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String Quartet No 1, 'Kreutzer Sonata' (1st mvt)
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Taras Bulba - rhapsody for orchestra
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Taras Bulba - rhapsody for orchestra
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Glagolitic Mass iv) Veruju
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Glagolitic Mass iv) Veruju
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Katya Kabanova - Act 3 Scene 2
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Katya Kabanova - Act 3 Scene 2
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Piano Sonata No 1 'The Street'
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Piano Sonata No 1 'The Street'
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Violin Sonata
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Violin Sonata
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The Fiddler's Child
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The Fiddler's Child
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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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The Street Leading to the Castle (Sinfonietta)
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The Street Leading to the Castle (Sinfonietta)
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Jealousy Overture
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Jealousy Overture
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Mládí (Youth)
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Mládí (Youth)
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Youth (1st mvt)
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Youth (1st mvt)

Youth (1st mvt)

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Chamber Orchestra of Europe Wind Soloists
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The Cunning Little Vixen (How Sharp-Ears was caught)
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The Cunning Little Vixen (How Sharp-Ears was caught)
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String Quartet No. 1 'The Kreutzer Sonata', (4th mvt)
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String Quartet No. 1 'The Kreutzer Sonata', (4th mvt)
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The Cunning Little Vixen - suite (1st mvt)
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The Cunning Little Vixen - suite (1st mvt)
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Violin Sonata
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Violin Sonata
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Glagolitic Mass (1928 "final" version)
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Glagolitic Mass (1928 "final" version)
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String Quartet No. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata"
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String Quartet No. 1, "Kreutzer Sonata"
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Glagolitic Mass
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Glagolitic Mass
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The Prophecy and Death of Taras Bulba (Taras Bulba)
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The Prophecy and Death of Taras Bulba (Taras Bulba)
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Credo (Glagolitic Mass)
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Credo (Glagolitic Mass)
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Glagolitic Mass, JW 3/9: 3. Slava
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Glagolitic Mass, JW 3/9: 3. Slava
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Quartet No. 1 (The Kreutzer Sonata)
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Quartet No. 1 (The Kreutzer Sonata)
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String Quartet no. 2, "Intimate Letters"
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String Quartet no. 2, "Intimate Letters"
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Fanfare (Sinfonietta)
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Fanfare (Sinfonietta)
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The Town Hall, Brno (Sinfonietta)
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The Town Hall, Brno (Sinfonietta)
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Sonata for violin and piano
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Sonata for violin and piano
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String Quartet No 1 'Kreutzer Sonata'
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String Quartet No 1 'Kreutzer Sonata'
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