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Ernest Bloch Ernest Bloch

Piano Quintet No. 1
The essential quality of music is its power to create another world of virtual time. John Blacking

Janáček, String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”

October 21st, 2007

Leoš Janáček, 1854-1928

String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata”, 1923

Leoš JanáčekIn several ways, Leoš Janáček was the polar opposite of Mozart and Mendelssohn. Not a child prodigy, he didn’t enjoy even a modicum of fame or recognition until he was in his sixties. Rather than thriving in such main European cultural centers as Vienna, Berlin, Leipzig or London, Janáček spent most of his life in Brno on the eastern edge of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in a region that would become Czechoslovakia after World War I, around the same time that Janáček’s music began reaching a wider audience. Whereas Mozart and Mendelssohn achieved their greatest work, indeed, lived their entire lives before reaching even forty, « more »

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