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.
Prague Wind Quintet
On an overgrown path
And from Janácek's first three operas
The beginning of a romance
Charles Mackerras (conductor).