Janáček

Janáček

Leoš Janáček ( July 3, 1854 Hukvaldy - August 12, 1928 Moravská Ostrava ) was a world-renowned Czech composer of classical music. Although he belongs to the generation of Czech musical modernity , his style is very distinctive and original. It is appreciated especially for its unusual melody, based on the folk music of the Moravian regions, especially Slovácko and Lašsko. He is known around the world mainly for his operas, among others for the great success of the operaHer stepdaughter, referred to as Jenůfa. His orchestral-vocal works Glagolitic Mass, Sinfonietta, Rhapsody of Taras Bulba and chamber compositions, especially string quartets , have also received great acclaim.

Leoš Janáček was born in the village of Hukvaldy in northeastern Moravia on July 3, 1854 as the ninth child of Jiří and Amálie Janáček, who had a total of fourteen descendants. He was baptized Leo Leo.

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Janáček
  • Missa Glagolitica (1987)

    In this recording, Janáček's great choral work, the Glagolitic Mass, is performed by the Czech Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Václav Neumann, with Jan Hora on the organ. The soloists are Gabriela Benackova (soprano), Drahomira Drobkova (contralto), Josef Kundlak (tenor) and Serge...

  • Great Arias - Eva Jenis with Hannah Minutillo – The Cunning Little...... (1995)

    Great Arias Eva Jenis with Hana Minutillo - The Cunning Little Vixen: "Love duet" from Théâtre du Châtelet, 1995. Conductor Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • Katia Kabanova (2015)

    Katia Kabanova by Leoš Janácek, from Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris, 2015. Directed by André Engel, conductor . Starring Kelly Hodson, Kátia; Paul Gaugler, Boris; Céline Laly, Varvara; Elena Gabouri, Kabanicha; Jérôme Billy, Koudriac; José Canales, Tichon; Michel Hermon, Dikoj; Mathilde Card...

  • Aus einem Totenhaus (From the House of the Dead) (2018)

    Aus einem Totenhaus (From the House of the Dead) by L. Janáček, from Bayerische Staatsoper, performed at National Theatre Munich, 2018. Directed by Aleksandar Denic, conductor Simone Young, starring Manuel Günther, Bo Skovhus, Christian Rieger, Peter Rose, Galeano Salas, Aleš Briscein, Charles Wo...

  • Kátia Kabanová (1998)

    Kátia Kabanová by L. Janáček, from Salzburg Festival, performed at Kleines Festpielhaus, 1998. Directed by Christoph Marthaler, conductor Sylvain Cambreling, starring Angela Denoke, Rainer Trost, Henk Smit, Hubert Delamboye, Dagmar Peckova, David Kuebler, Jane Henschel, Ulrich Voss, Frédéric Cato...

  • The Cunning Little Vixen (2008)

    The Cunning Little Vixen by Leoš Janáček, from Opéra national de Paris (Opéra Bastille), 2008. Directed by Don Kent, conductor Dennis Russel Davies. Starring Elena Tsallagova; Jukka Rasilainen; Michèle Lagrange; David Kuebler; Roland Bracht; Paul Gay; Hannah Esther Minutillo; Hauts-de-Seine Child...

  • The Cunning Little Vixen (2012)

    The Cunning Little Vixen by L. Janáček from Glyndebourne Festival Opera, performed at Glyndebourne Festival Theatre, Glyndebourne, 2012. Directed by Melly Still, conductor Vladimir Jurowski. Starring Lucy Crowe (Vixen Sharp Ears), Emma Bell (Fox), Sergei Leiferkus (Forester), Jean Rigby (Forester...

  • On the overgrowth path by Leos Janacek Part 1 (1985)

    In the last ten years of his life, Leoš Janáček enjoyed a glorious burst of creativity. His inspiration was partly derived from his unconsummated love for a young married woman - Kamill Stoesslova - whom he met in 1917 and to whom he wrote over six hundred letters. The title of Intimate Pages tha...

  • On the overgrowth path by Leos Janacek Part 2 (1985)

    In the last ten years of his life, Leoš Janáček enjoyed a glorious burst of creativity. His inspiration was partly derived from his unconsummated love for a young married woman - Kamill Stoesslova - whom he met in 1917 and to whom he wrote over six hundred letters. The title of Intimate Pages tha...

  • The Wood Dove / Taras Bulba (1986)

    This concert, recorded live from the Smetana Hall in Prague features The Wood Dove Op. 110 by Antonín Dvořák and Taras Bulba by Leoš Janáček. Neumann conducts the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.