On The Overgrown Path : In the Mists : Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 : Tema con variazioni

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On The Overgrown Path : In the Mists : Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 : Tema con variazioni

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dc.contributor.other Leoš Janáček es
dc.contributor.other Rudolf Firkušný es
dc.coverage.spatial Munich, Germany es
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-21T15:57:27Z
dc.date.available 1972
dc.date.available 2013-08-21T15:57:27Z
dc.date.copyright 1982
dc.date.issued 2013-08-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3654
dc.description.abstract Leos Janácek (1854-1928) is regarded as the greatest Czech composer of the early twentieth century. In his early works, which included the opera Sárka (1888), and numerous vocal and instrumental works, Janácek followed a traditional, Romantic idiom, typical of late nineteenth century music. Having completed Sárka, however, Janácek immersed himself in the folk music of his native Moravia, gradually developing an original compositional style. Eschewing regular metrical phrasing, Janácek developed a declamatory method of setting the voice that follows the natural rhythmic patterns of the Czech language. Characteristically, Janácek allowed these patterns to inform the music itself. In addition, Janácek's harmonies, forms and orchestration are highly idiosyncratic. His music favors repetitive patterns, often set in stark contrast to longer, more lyrical, lines, or large blocks of sound. Dramatic effects are attained with minimal thematic or contrapuntal elaboration. The result is music of great rhythmic drive, sharp contrasts, and an intricate, montage-like texture. Exemplifying Janácek's radical stylistic transformation is his tragic opera Jenufa (1904), based on a story of jealousy, murder, and innocence. At first unknown outside of Moravia, where he was recognized primarily as a teacher, conductor, and champion of folk music, Janácek first gained national and international fame with the Prague production of Jenufa in 1916. The success of Jenufa in Prague tremendously energized the composer, who, in his sixties, experienced an astonishing creative surge, composing several masterpieces. Janácek's euphoric state of mind could be attributed to two factors. First of all, after the foundation, in 1918, of the Czechoslovak state, Janácek became a national celebrity. The second, and perhaps more important, factor, was Janácek's affection for Kamila Stösslová, a considerably younger married woman. While his ardor was not reciprocated, Janácek's passion for Kamila undoubtedly simulated his creativity. Janácek's modern fame rests on his four last operas, Kát'a Kabanová (1921), The Cunning Little Vixen (1924), The Makropulos Affair (1926) and the posthumously premiered From the House of the Dead (1930). What makes these works outstanding is Janácek's profound dramatic sense, which allows his operas, in spite of their brevity, to effectively communicate a complex plot. The dramatic effect is heightened by the composer's ability to adapt his music to the tonal and rhythmic characteristics of the Czech language. The last four operas in particular are perfectly paced for the right dramatic impact. In addition, Janácek drew on the inner resources of music and speech to convey complex feelings and emotional states to his listeners. Janácek's extraordinary power in translating profound psychological insights into music truly comes to the fore in The Makropoulos Affair, based on a work by Karel Capek, a story about a woman with the gift of eternal youth. In 1926, Janácek, whose early interest in Moravian folk music developed into an effort to grasp Slavic musical traditions in their totality, composed his Glagolitic Mass, a work aiming to express the profound spiritual bonds underlying the seemingly disparate cultural traditions of the Slavic nations (the term "glagolitic" refers to one of the early alphabets of Old Slavic). During his final creative period, Janácek also composed a small number of exceptional chamber works, including the two string quartets and the Sinfonietta. In addition to his work as a composer, Janácek actively contributed to his country's musical life as a teacher, critic, and organizer. Founder of the Brno Organ School (later to become the Brno Conservatory), director of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, teacher at the State Conservatory of Prague, and initiator of many musical festivals, Janácek greatly enriched Eastern European music education and culture. © Zoran Minderovic, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents On the Overgrown Path Little Pieces for Piano First Set ; I Our evenings (Moderato), II A blown-away leaf (Andante), II Com with us! (Adagio), IV The Madonna of Frydek (Grave), V They chattered like swallows (Con moto), VI Words fail! (Andante), VII Good night! (Andante), VIII Unutterable anguish (Andante), IX In tears (Larghetto), X The barn owl has not flown away! (Andante)-- On the Overgrown Path Little Pieces for Piano Second Set ; XI Andante, XII Allegretto, XIII Più mosso, XIV Vivo, XV Allegro (Adagio)-- In The Mists ; I Andante (Poco mosso, Tempo I, Adagio, Con moto), II Molto Adagio (Presto, Grave, Tempo I), III Andantino (Poso mosso, Tempo I), IV Presto (Andante, Tempo I, Adagio, Vivo, Andante, Tempo I, Adagio)-- Tema con variazioni (Zdenka Variations) ; Tema (Andante), Variazioni (I Andante, II Allegro, III Con moto, IV Con moto, V Meno mosso, VI Adagio, VII (Senza indicazione)-- Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 “From the street” ; Presentiment (Con moto), Death (Adagio)-- es
dc.format.extent 78:48 min. es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (78 min., 48 seg) : Stereo 4 3/4 plg es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte F.M Estéreo es
dc.subject.lcc 70446330 es
dc.subject.lcsh Piano Music, Variations (Piano), Sonatas (Piano) es
dc.title On The Overgrown Path : In the Mists : Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 : Tema con variazioni es
dc.title.alternative Klavierwerke es
dc.title.alternative Piano Works es
dc.title.alternative En el camino Cubierto de Hierbas : En la Niebla : Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 : Tema con variación es
dc.title.alternative Obras para Piano es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder Dr. Reinhard Schulz es
dc.identifier.classification 028942985728 es
dc.subject.cdu Ja.03 es


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2. On the Overg ... wn-away leaf (Andante).mp3 2:48 3.850Mb MPEG Audio mp3
3. On the Overg ... Come with us! (Adagio).mp3 1:24 1.918Mb MPEG Audio mp3
4. On the Overg ... onna of Frydek (Grave).mp3 2:49 3.875Mb MPEG Audio mp3
5. On the Overg ... ke swallows (Con moto).mp3 2:11 2.990Mb MPEG Audio mp3
6. On the Overg ... Words fail! (Andante).mp3 1:57 2.682Mb MPEG Audio mp3
7. On the Overg ... Good night! (Andante).mp3 3:07 4.269Mb MPEG Audio mp3
8. On the Overg ... able anguish (Andante).mp3 3:25 4.691Mb MPEG Audio mp3
9. On the Overg ... X In tears (Larghetto).mp3 2:57 4.061Mb MPEG Audio mp3
10. On the Over ... flown away! (Andante).mp3 3:53 5.326Mb MPEG Audio mp3
11. On the Over ... econd Set - XI Andante.mp3 3:19 4.559Mb MPEG Audio mp3
12. On the Over ... d Set - XII Allegretto.mp3 3:25 4.701Mb MPEG Audio mp3
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14. On the Over ... Second Set - XIV Vivo.mp3 1:47 2.452Mb MPEG Audio mp3
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