Reference Entry

Janáček, Leoš (1854 - 1928), composer

John Tyrrell

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Hukvaldy, Moravia, 3 July 1854; d Moravská Ostrava, 12 Aug 1928). Czech composer. His reputation outside Czechoslovakia and German-speaking countries was first made as an instrumental composer, with a small number of chamber and orchestral pieces written between his operas, which he considered his main work. The balance has now been largely redressed and he is regarded not only as a Czech composer worthy to be ranked with

Keywords: Early life and studies (1854–80); The Organ School, folk music, the early operas (1881–1904); From ‘Jenůfa’ in Brno (1904) to 1917; The last years (1917–28); Sources of inspiration; Musical style; Operatic style and conventions; Writings; Posthumous reputation and scholarship

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Subjects: Music

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