The Melody Of Speech

Ivan Hewett explores Janacek's fascination with the connections between folk music, speech rhythms and his own compositions, in conversation with the Skampa Quartet, the composer and linguist Karel Janovicky and the conductor Vilem Tausky, who knew Janacek towards the end of his life.

With illustrations from Janacek's own field recordings of Moravian folk songs.

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Ivan Hewett explores Janacek's fascination with the connections between folk music, speech rhythms and his own compositions, in conversation with the Skampa Quartet, the composer and linguist Karel Janovicky and the conductor Vilem Tausky, who knew Janacek towards the end of his life.

With illustrations from Janacek's own field recordings of Moravian folk songs.