Leoš Janácek is one of the four great Czech composers who gained world-wide fame. His name will forever represent Czech music in the world. Using performance footage from the rich Czech Television and other archives, this program follows the development of the composer from his early adaptations of folklore to his innovative operas, which brought him recognition during the latter part of his life. To show different approaches to his operas the program features both Czech productions and performances recorded in Berlin, Glyndebourne, Madrid, and Savonlinna. Contributors include musicologists and performers like Iva Bittova, who sings early songs composed in the vein of folklore; Jan Jíraský, who plays on Janácek´s grand piano; Simon Rattle and Donald Runnicles; as well as Brian Large, who is not only an expert on Czech music, but has also recorded some of the most striking examples of Janácek´s art.
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Length: 53 minutes
Copyright date: ©2020
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