Leoš Janácek was born in Moravia, the son of a schoolteacher. He sang as a boy in the choir in Brno and came as a young man to Prague to study music. At the same time he taught and conducted various amateur choirs. He also studied in Leipzig and Vienna. In 1881 he returned to Brno, where he founded an organ school, which later became a conservat...
Leoš Janácek was born in Moravia, the son of a schoolteacher. He sang as a boy in the choir in Brno and came as a young man to Prague to study music. At the same time he taught and conducted various amateur choirs. He also studied in Leipzig and Vienna. In 1881 he returned to Brno, where he founded an organ school, which later became a conservatory. He was a school director in the period 1903-20.
In Prague, Janácek friend of Antonín Dvorák and inspired by him he composed in a fairly traditional romantic style. But in Brno changed his musical style, and he began to incorporate elements of Czech and Slovak folk music in his works. Elements such as rhythm and tone of language, among other things found in the very special melody voices in his opera Jenufa from, 1904. The opera was some delay great success in their home country when he was age of sixty. The recognition procured him a professorship at the Conservatory in Prague.
It is the music he wrote from the mid-1910s, are the most famous, but the style of these late works glimpsed many years earlier. Janácek belonging to the wave of veristiske composers from the 20th century, which sought to achieve a higher level of realism and connection to everyday life.
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20th Century Classics, Volume 1. For more information, see below 4 CD. Warner. 49420 Press read more *** Recommendation ***
Alban Berg Quartet: ABQ. Homage. String Quartets by Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Smetana, Janacek, Bartok, etc. 5 CD. EMI Classics. 397629-2
Alisa Weilerstein plays Cello sonatas by, Paganini, Dvorak, Faure, Mendelssohon, Janacek, Saint-Saens, de Falla, Ginastera, Tchaikovsky. Alisa Weillerstein (cello). Vivian Hornik Weilerstein (piano). 1 CD. EMI. 5734982
Alban Berg, Leos Janacek, Karl Amadeus Hartmann: Violin concertos: Violin concertos. Thomas Zehetmair, Heinz Holliger. 1 CD. Warner. 4942002-2
Chamber music. Masterpieces. 25 CD. Brillant Classics. 93181 Low Stock. The set has been deleted. Buy now, before its to late!
De Falla, Carl Nielsen & Leos Janacek. Piano Works Katrine Gislinge. 1 CD. DG
Antonin Dvorak: Piano Trio "Dumky '. & Leos Janacek: Violin Sonata. Dresdner piano trio. 1 CD. Hänssler. PH 98463 Press read more
Antonin Dvorak: Slavonic Dance no. 1, 2, 7-11, 15 & Bedrich Smetana: Czech Dance no. 1, 7, 8, 10 & Leos Janacek: Lacian dance, no. 3, 5, 6 Prague Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Petr Altrichter. 1 CD. Supraphon. 1115082
Gabriela Benackova. Opera arias. Smetana: The Bartered Bride. & Dvorak: Armida + Rusalka. & Janacek: Jenufa. & Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin + The Queen of Spades. & Prokofiev: War and Peace. & Shostakovich: Katerine Ismalova 1 CD. Supraphon 1028432
Gabriella Benackova (Soprano). Sings arias by; Bedrich Smetana, Antonin Dvorak &, & Leos Janacek, and Peter Tchaikovsky. Czech Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Vaclav Neumann, in some recordings from 1981. 1 CD. Supraphon. 112239-2 *** Recommendation ***
Gala concert from Prague. Czech Philharmonic plays works by Bedrich Smetana, Antonin Dvorak, Leos Janacek and Bohuslav Martinu. Vaclav Neumann conducts. 1 CD. Supraphon. 1112872 Press read more
Janacek & Foerster. & Novak: Violin Sonatas are played by Josef Suk on violin and Jan Panenka on piano, in some recordings from 1989. 1 CD. Supraphon. 1107052
Leos Janacek: Concertante for cello and piano. + Presto for cello and piano. + Sonata for violin and piano. + Capriccio for Piano and 7 other instruments. + Concertino for piano and orchestra. Mikail Rudy on piano, Pierre Amoyal on violin, Gary Hoffman on cello. + Soloists from the Paris Opera Orchestra will be conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras, in some...
Leos Janacek: Complete Piano music. Håkon Austbø plays piano, recorded in 2004. 2 CD. Brilliant Classics. 92295 Press read more
Leos Janacek: Chamber music works. Concertino for piano, two violins, bratch, clarinet and French horn. + Capriccio for Piano Left hand. + Rikadla for piano with Josek Palenicek. Czech Philharmonic wind ensemble is directed by Josef Veselka. 1 CD. Supraphon. 1107682 *** Recommendation ***
Leos Janacek: Fate. (complete opera). Vladimir Krejcik, Jindra Pokorva, Vilém Pribyl, sings with the Brno State Orchestra and Choir, which is directed by Frantisek Jilek. 1 CD. Supraphon. 1100452 *** Recommendation ***
Janacek: Glagolitic Mass & Kodály: Psalmus Hungaricus. Charles Mackerras, DRSO. 1 CD. Chandos
Leos Janacek: Glagolitic Mass. & Bejamin Britten: War Requiem. Simon Rattle, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & CBSO Chorus. 2 CD. Warner