Intimate Letters

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Read by Timothy West.

In 1917, Janacek met Kamila Stosslova and fell madly in love with her.

He was 63, she was 26, and they were both married.

But Kamila was to inspire many of the great works of Janacek's old age, and his letters reveal the intensity of his love for her.

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The Skampa Quartet perform Janácek's String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters) with David Calder as Janácek reading the letters that inspired the work.