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Leos Janacek

Leos Janacek (1854-1928) was a celebrated Czech composer, musicologist, and folklorist who pioneered the adaptation of national and regional folk tunes into modern musical compositions. Janacek took much of his inspiration from Moravian and slavic folk music, and was strongly influenced by Romantic composers including Wagner and Smetana. He was also one of the first opera composers to use prose rather than poetry verse. Janacek's most famous pieces include Jenufa, The Cunning Little Vixen, and an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's From the House of the Dead.

Diary of One Who Vanished

Diary of One Who Vanished

Seamus Heaney; songs by Leos Janacek based on poems by Ozef Kalda
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A Cycle of Love Songs Translated by the Nobel Laureate

"Dappled woodland light,
Spring well chill and bright,
Eyes like stars at night,
Open knees so white.
Four things...

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