My Dear Kamila

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19971014

In the latter part of his life, Janacek was consumed with love for Kamila Stosslova, a married woman half his age. He wrote over 700 letters to her, and his music often directly reflects the passion in his heart. John Tyrrell describes the relationship, with readings from the letters and diaries read by Colin Pinney, and traces its progress from a one-sided infatuation with a woman distant in every way to a closeness which energised and fulfilled the composer.

19971014

In the latter part of his life, Janacek was consumed with love for Kamila Stosslova, a married woman half his age. He wrote over 700 letters to her, and his music often directly reflects the passion in his heart. John Tyrrell describes the relationship, with readings from the letters and diaries read by Colin Pinney, and traces its progress from a one-sided infatuation with a woman distant in every way to a closeness which energised and fulfilled the composer.