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Composer of the Week: Janacek

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2/5. As the composer wrestled with completing his opera Jenufa, he reached a watershed point in his career and began drawing directly on his own experiences to bind his life to his music. Donald Macleod and John Tyrrell explore Janacek's autobiographical pieces.
KantorHalfar Moravian Teachers' Choir, conductor Lubomir Mati
Jenufa (Act 2: excerpt)
Vienna PO, conductor Charles Mackerras Adagio (Amarus) Vaclav Zitek (baritone), Czech PO, conductor Charles Mackerras
The Madonna of Frydek (On an Overgrown Path, Bk 1) Andras Schiff (piano)
Sinfonietta Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado Repeated at 8.45pm

Contributors

Music: Donald MacLeod
Music: John Tyrrell
Conductor: Lubomir Mati
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Baritone: Vaclav Zitek
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Piano: Andras Schiff
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Kostelnicka: Eva Randova (mezzo)
Jenufa: Elisabeth Soderstrom (soprano)

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Composer of the Week: Janacek

BBC Radio 3, 15 May 2007 12.00






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