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20040704

Dennis Marks follows Janácek's life in Moravia's largest city: his education at the Augustinian monastery, his marriage to his very young piano pupil Zdenka Schulzova, his burgeoning career and the slow development of his own musical voice, and the tragic deaths of his two children.

Music includes

Mladi [Youth]

Prague Wind Quintet

Excerpts from

Amarus

On an overgrown path

'Zdenka' Variations

And from Janácek's first three operas

Sarka

The beginning of a romance

Jenufa

Jenufa....Elisabeth Soderstrom

Kostelnicka....Eva Randova

Laca....Wieslaw Ochman

Vienna Philharmonic

Charles Mackerras (conductor).

20040704

Dennis Marks follows Janácek's life in Moravia's largest city: his education at the Augustinian monastery, his marriage to his very young piano pupil Zdenka Schulzova, his burgeoning career and the slow development of his own musical voice, and the tragic deaths of his two children.

Music includes

Mladi [Youth]

Prague Wind Quintet

Excerpts from

Amarus

On an overgrown path

'Zdenka' Variations

And from Janácek's first three operas

Sarka

The beginning of a romance

Jenufa

Jenufa....Elisabeth Soderstrom

Kostelnicka....Eva Randova

Laca....Wieslaw Ochman

Vienna Philharmonic

Charles Mackerras (conductor).