Leoš Janáček

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Monday, January 14, 2013

One of the most influential (and underrated) Czech composers, Leoš Janáček created a deeply original style of composition that infused his operas, string quartets and symphonic music with Moravian and Slavic folk influences.

Comments [5]

J Mills from 08901

Thank you for airing the Janacek Mass. It's great to hear this rarely-broadcast work.

I have to admit to some frustration with the app and web site. On both the playlist content ended with Bardi at 7:56; it is now almost 11:00. On the app the Janacek info doesn't go beyond the intro text.

Hope this can be improved.

Thanks again.

Jan. 18 2013 10:57 PM
brian from New York

The second syllable is long

Jan. 16 2013 10:58 PM
Barbara from New York

I agree Janacek is underrated and love all his music. Thanks for the programs this week. His operas are among my very favorite operas--the melodies and orchestrations are haunting. Mr. McGlaughlin's comments and the music he plsyed on Tues 1/15 in particular was really wonderful and a treat to listen to.

Jan. 16 2013 09:14 AM
Sarah E. from Bronx

I still feel that altos and countertenors singners get no love from this station. I know that your main thing is Opera, with means that sopranos tend to star. But, there are many great Altos, past and now, and you should play more works where they get to shine,not mezzos, they just sopranos with a lower range. Two, I would love a Exploring Music spotlight on the different parts of the Mass set to music.
You could do an hour just on Haydn's different takes on the Qui Tollis alone. From today's best to the greats of the past, it would be a fun ride. Thank You.

Jan. 15 2013 03:34 PM
Peter from New York

Please tell your presenter that the composer he is talking about is pronounced JAnacek, with the stress on the first syllable. See here http://www.pronunciationguide.info/Czech.html with that very name used as an example.

The presenter's driving me nuts! Maybe he is thinking of Czech via Spanish, and looking at the accent on the second a?

Jan. 14 2013 10:07 PM

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