Leo? Janá?ek (1854-1928)

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01Janacek's Workshop20070514

When Janacek had writer's block, he knew exactly how to recharge his inspiration - with the folksongs of his Moravian homeland. Biographer John Tyrrell joins Donald Macleod to reveal the local ingredients in some of Janacek's most famous music.

Zelene sem sela

Czech Philharmonic Chorus Brno

Brno State Orchestra

Leos Svarovsky (conductor)

Jenufa (excerpt from Act 1)

Starenka....Marie Mrazova (contralto)

Jenufa....Elisabeth Soderstrom (soprano)

Steva....Petr Dvorsky (tenor)

Starek....Vaclav Zitek (baritone)

Chorus of the Vienna State Opera

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Charles Mackerras (conductor)

Kviti milodejne (No 7); Louceni s milou (No 44); Nejistota (No 28); Hajny (No 27) (Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs)

Eva Struplova (soprano)

Stanislav Predota (tenor)

Adam Skoumal (piano)

Laska opravdiva; Divim se milemu; Vinek stonuly; Ach, vojna, vojna

QVOX (male voice quartet)

Tomas Krejci (director)

Lachian Dances

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Francois Huybrechts (conductor)

01Janacek's Workshop20070514

When Janacek had writer's block, he knew exactly how to recharge his inspiration - with the folksongs of his Moravian homeland. Biographer John Tyrrell joins Donald Macleod to reveal the local ingredients in some of Janacek's most famous music.

Zelene sem sela

Czech Philharmonic Chorus Brno

Brno State Orchestra

Leos Svarovsky (conductor)

Jenufa (excerpt from Act 1)

Starenka....Marie Mrazova (contralto)

Jenufa....Elisabeth Soderstrom (soprano)

Steva....Petr Dvorsky (tenor)

Starek....Vaclav Zitek (baritone)

Chorus of the Vienna State Opera

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Charles Mackerras (conductor)

Kviti milodejne (No 7); Louceni s milou (No 44); Nejistota (No 28); Hajny (No 27) (Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs)

Eva Struplova (soprano)

Stanislav Predota (tenor)

Adam Skoumal (piano)

Laska opravdiva; Divim se milemu; Vinek stonuly; Ach, vojna, vojna

QVOX (male voice quartet)

Tomas Krejci (director)

Lachian Dances

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Francois Huybrechts (conductor)