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Leos Janácek

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Concerts

Maggio Musicale's production of Janacek's "Cunning Little Vixen."

August 6, 2010 Although populated with barnyard animals, the opera speaks volumes about human nature.

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November 30, 2007 The Cunning Little Vixen is a tale of forest creatures and the beauty of their wisdom.

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October 5, 2007 Patricia Racette stars in Janacek's devastating, yet stunningly beautiful opera Jenufa.

Interviews & Profiles

Czech composer Leos Janacek sent a non-stop stream of more than 700 love letters to a much younger, married woman; she inspired many of his best works.

September 14, 2009 Hear the composer create a rich psychological universe out of tiny, power-packed emotional nuggets.

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February 14, 2008 Late in his life, Czech composer Leos Janacek built much of his music around an unconsummated love.

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News

All the classical news that's fit to link.

June 17, 2011 All the classical music news that's fit to link.

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July 15, 2010 Charles Mackerras' recordings introduced me to Janacek's music and I've never looked back.

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Conductor Charles Mackerras

July 15, 2010 Although he never opted for a glittery career, Mackerras was a favorite of fans and critics.

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Reviews

A new album by Cappella Amsterdam explores rarely performed choral music by Leos Janáček.

January 10, 2012 A new album by Cappella Amsterdam uncovers rarely heard music by the quirky Czech master.

More Stories

Composer Peter Lieberson wrote his Neruda Songs for his wife, mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.

February 14, 2013 For ages composers have written love letters, but not with words on paper. Their language is music.

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Marcus Pelz, Marian Talaba, Janice Watson and Deborah Polaski in 'Katya Kabanova' at the Vienna State Opera.

August 19, 2011 An opera with a most unusual — and very disturbing — 'bad guy': a little old lady.

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July 31, 2009 Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen combines forest creatures and passionate music.

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Soprano Cheryl Barker (as Jenůfa) and tenor Peter Wedd (as Luca) sing in a production of Leoš Janáček's Jenůfa from Opera Australia.

April 18, 2012 Opera reinvents itself in the hands of innovative composers facing a new century.

If you know the end of the world is imminent, what music do you give one last listen?

October 31, 2011 On Halloween, a serious question: Which music would you take with you to the grave?

'The Cunning Little Vixen' at Avery Fisher Hall, June 21, 2011.

August 7, 2011 Still rarely performed, a very adult opera is swaddled in a charming fairy tale setting.

Children in Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen, being staged at the New York Philharmonic June 22-25, 2011.

June 23, 2011 A performance of The Cunning Little Vixen at the New York Philharmonic raises myriad questions.

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The Cunning LIttle Vixen

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  • Album: The Cunning LIttle Vixen
  • Artist: Leos Janacek
 

Jenufa

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Gershwin: Porgy and Bess [Original 1935 Production Version]

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  • Album: Gershwin: Porgy and Bess [Original 1935 Production Version]
  • Artist: John Mauceri
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2006
 

Alban Berg: Wozzeck

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  • Album: Alban Berg: Wozzeck
  • Artist: Claudio Abbado
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 1988
 

Richard Strauss: Salome [Remastered]

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  • Album: Richard Strauss: Salome [Remastered]
  • Artist: Georg Solti
  • Label: Decca
 

Janácek: Jenufa

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  • Album: Janácek: Jenufa
  • Artist: Charles Mackerras
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 1985
 

Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande

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  • Album: Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
  • Artist: Roger Desormiere
  • Label: EMI
  • Released: 2006
 

Janácek: Choral Works; Moravian Choruses

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  • Album: Janácek: Choral Works; Moravian Choruses
  • Artist: Daniel Reuss
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • Released: 2012
 

Handel: Water Music; Royal Fireworks Music; Concertino a Due Cori; Concerto Grosso

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  • Album: Handel: Water Music; Royal Fireworks Music; Concertino a Due Cori; Concerto Grosso
  • Artist: Charles Mackerras
  • Label: Seraphim UK
 

Smetana: Má Vlast

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  • Album: Smetana: Má Vlast
  • Artist: Charles Mackerras
  • Label: Supraphon
  • Released: 2000
 

Janácek: Káta Kabanová

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  • Album: Janácek: Káta Kabanová
  • Artist: Charles Mackerras
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 1989
 

Janácek: Streichquartette Nos. 1 & 2; Wolf: Italienische Serenade

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  • Album: Janácek: Streichquartette Nos. 1 & 2; Wolf: Italienische Serenade
  • Artist: Hagen Quartett
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon