EpisodeTitleDescription
01Janacek's WorkshopWhen Janacek had writer's block, he knew exactly how to recharge his inspiration - with the folksongs of his Moravian homeland. Biographer John Tyrrell joins Donald Macleod to reveal the local ingredients in some of Janacek's most famous music.
Zelene sem sela
Czech Philharmonic Chorus Brno
Brno State Orchestra
Leos Svarovsky (conductor)
Jenufa (excerpt from Act 1)
Starenka....Marie Mrazova (contralto)
Jenufa....Elisabeth Soderstrom (soprano)
Steva....Petr Dvorsky (tenor)
Starek....Vaclav Zitek (baritone)
Chorus of the Vienna State Opera
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Charles Mackerras (conductor)
Kviti milodejne (No 7); Louceni s milou (No 44); Nejistota (No 28); Hajny (No 27) (Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs)
Eva Struplova (soprano)
Stanislav Predota (tenor)
Adam Skoumal (piano)
Laska opravdiva; Divim se milemu; Vinek stonuly; Ach, vojna, vojna
QVOX (male voice quartet)
Tomas Krejci (director)
Lachian Dances
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Francois Huybrechts (conductor)

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Broadcast Dates

  • 20070514 (Radio 3)