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Janáček: Sinfonietta
Premiered Today in 1926
Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) was a married man of 63 and Kamila Stösslová a married woman of 25 when they met in a Moravian spa in the summer of 1917. What might have turned into an innocent and transient infatuation became
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The Kreutzer Sonata
Music and Literature are like twin sisters. Not necessarily identical, but deeply connected in ways that can’t be easily explained. When the great Russian novelist and writer Leo Tolstoy published his1889 novella on the ideal of sexual abstinence and jealous
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What If You Had 12 Trumpets?
Leoš Janáček Sinfonietta
What if you had not 2 or 3 trumpets, the normal complement for an orchestra, but 12 trumpets? Well, then you’d write the Sinfonietta. The Sinfonietta, completed in 1926, was the last orchestral work by Czech composer Leoš Janáček. Now
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Janáček / Smetana – String Quartets
Leoš Janáček String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” I. Adagio. Con moto From Janáček / Smetana – String Quartets (2014) Released by Harmonia Mundi Janáček: String Quartet No. 1 “Kreutzer Sonata” – I. Adagio. Con motoLeoš Janáček’s String Quartet No.
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