Biography of Leos Janácek (1854-1928)

03.07.1854
Born in Hukvaldy (Northern Moravia), being son of a teacher and cantor
1865
First musical education from Pavel Krizkovsky at the boarding school. Four years choirboy at the monastery of Altbrünn. After eight years he becomes teacher there.
1869
Studies at the Czech teacher school
1874
Studies at Prague organ school.
1876
After one year in Prague return to Brünn as head of the philharmony. First compositions.
1877
Walking tours with Dvorak
1879
Five months of studies at Leipzig conservatory
1880
Two months of studies at Vienna conservatory
1881
Foundation of a organ school in Brünn as a branch of Pragu conservatory
Made first a name in collecting folk tunes and in conserving those songs.
1916
Breakthrought with his opera Jenufa
12.08.1928
Dies in Ostrava

Sheet music for flute:

Marsch der Blaukehlchen - (Pochod Modrácku)
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(piccolo, piano)
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro
The boy choir Janacek sang in in early years is called Blaukehlchen due to their dresses. About the years in this choir the music is written. The idea for writing this music was given during a visit in Sanssoucic there the images of Frederic the Great lead to an association with military structures and piccolo flutes


CDs with/from Leos Janácek

The Michael Thompson Wind Quintet
jpc
    Paul Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik op. 24, No. 2:
  1. Lustig. Mäßig schnelle Viertel (02:59:00)
  2. Walzer. Durchweg sehr leise (01:47:00)
  3. Ruhig und einfach. Achtel (04:37:00)
  4. Schnelle Viertel (00:46:00)
  5. Sehr lebhaft (11:44:00)
  6. Samuel Barber: Summer Music Op. 31 (11:44:00)
  7. Lars-Erik Larsson: Quattro tempi - Divertimento for Wind Quintet:
  8. Tranquillo (05:51:00)
  9. Agitato (01:48:00)
  10. Sostenuto (03:46:00)
  11. (attacca) Giocoso (02:46:00)
  12. Leos Janácek: Mladi:
  13. Allegro (03:32:00)
  14. Andante sostenuto (04:56:00)
  15. Vivace (03:56:00)
  16. Allegro animato (04:52:00)
Oslo Philharmonic Wind Soloists
Dvorak Serenade for Wind (2000)
Janacek: Mladi - Enescu: Dixtuor
jpc
    Antonin Dvorák: Serenade Op. 44:
  1. Moderato, quasi marcia (03:52:00)
  2. Minuetto (05:39:00)
  3. Andante con moto (08:17:00)
  4. Allegro molto (05:38:00)
  5. Georges Enescu: Dixtuor, Op. 14:
  6. Doucement mouvementé (07:08:00)
  7. Modérément (07:06:00)
  8. Allègrement, mais pas trop vif (05:38:00)
  9. Leos Janácek: Mládi:
  10. Allegro (03:40:00)
  11. Andante sostenuto (04:46:00)
  12. Vivace (03:43:00)
  13. Allegro animato (04:39:00)

Literature von/über Leos Janácek

Last edit 16.12.2012