Quick Search

Author/Composer
Title
Description
Keyword
 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
Follow Us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook



Our shop in Hay-on-Wye is open every day.



 

On orders of 60 or over

 

 
 
 
Janacek, A Composer's Life, [Janacek] Zemanova, Mirka

Author/Composer Name    [Janacek] Zemanova, Mirka

Title   Janacek, A Composer's Life

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Fine

Type   Book

Size   8vo - over 7 - 9" tall

Publisher   Boston Northeastern University Press 2002

Seller ID   000907

Leos Janacek (1854-1928), who wrote such highly acclaimed operas as The Cunning Little Vixen, Jenufa, and Katya Kabanova, as well as choral, chamber, and orchestral pieces, was one of the most original, complex, and appealing artists of the twentieth century. Inspired by the rhythmical and melodic strains of Czech speech patterns and Moravian folk songs, Janacek used unconventional composition principles to create a new musical style that blends tremendous energy and lyricism, passion and tenderness. His music continues to enchant listeners, and his operas, in particular, address universal human emotions and moods that remain strikingly relevant for today's audiences. While Janacek's works are performed frequently on stages around the world, little is known about the composer himself. In this biography, the first to appear in English in over two decades, Mirka Zemanova draws on previously unavailable Czech-language sources, memoirs, and letters, including Janacek's intimate correspondence with Kamila Stoesslova, his great love and sometimes reluctant muse. Zemanova depicts a shy, lonely, moody, and self-doubting man with a fiery temper and an intensely independent and proud spirit. She also reveals a man who glorified women in his operas but treated them cruelly in his own life. The author tells the fascinating story of an isolated artist who was virtually unknown outside of his native Moravia until his early sixties, when the triumphant Prague premiere of Jenufa brought Janacek international fame. She sheds light on the creative surge in his final years, attributing his remarkable late flowering to the success in Prague, his fierce patriotic pride in the newly independent Czechoslovakia at the end of World War I, and, perhaps most of all, his passionate attachment to Kamila Stoesslova. From the time they met, when Janacek was sixty-three and she was twenty-five, to his death eleven years later, Kamila held the composer under her spell and inspired many of his late works. Zemanova also thoroughly chronicles Janacek's ardent courtship of and tempestuous marriage to Zdenka Schulz, his extramarital love affairs and infatuations, and the tragic deaths of his two children. Fine hardback copy in dust jacket.

Music Opera Czech

Price = 15.00 GBP


You may also be interested in these
Studies in Penderecki, [Penderecki] Robinson, Ray (ed.)
Studies in Penderecki
[Penderecki] Robinson, Ray (ed.)
50.00 GBP

Intimate Letters - Leos Janacek to Kamila Stosslova, [Janacek] Tyrrell, John (ed. and trans.)
Intimate Letters - Leos Janacek to Kamila Stosslova
[Janacek] Tyrrell, John (ed. and trans.)
5.95 GBP

The Music of Noel Bauldeweyn, [Bauldeweyn] Sparks, Edgar H.
The Music of Noel Bauldeweyn
[Bauldeweyn] Sparks, Edgar H.
15.00 GBP

Mozart's Requiem - On Preparing a New Edition, [Mozarrt] Maunder, Richard
Mozart's Requiem - On Preparing a New Edition
[Mozarrt] Maunder, Richard
38.00 GBP

Shostakovich Symphonies - BBC Music Guides, [Shostakovich] Ottaway, Hugh
Shostakovich Symphonies - BBC Music Guides
[Shostakovich] Ottaway, Hugh
9.95 GBP

Rachmaninoff, [Rachmaninov] Scott, Michael
Rachmaninoff
[Rachmaninov] Scott, Michael
30.00 GBP

Satie the Bohemian, From Cabaret to Concert Hall, [Satie] Whiting, Steven Moore
Satie the Bohemian, From Cabaret to Concert Hall
[Satie] Whiting, Steven Moore
99.50 GBP

Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers - Concert Music, 1960 - 2000, Parsons, Laurel & Ravenscroft, Brends (eds.)
Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers - Concert Music, 1960 - 2000
Parsons, Laurel & Ravenscroft, Brends (eds.)
28.00 GBP

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@hancockandmonksmusic.co.uk
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie