This is the first major set of essays on the Czech composer Leos Janá^Dvcek, widely considered one of the most important composers of the early twentieth century. The essays deal with a range of subjects relating to opera, symphonic poem, instrumental music, cultural context, reception, and Janá^Dvcek as music theorist and analyst. Some topics, such as the sources of Janá^Dvcek's musical expressivity, narrative, Janá^Dvcek as musical analyst and realist have hitherto received little attention, whilst other, more conventional topics, such as 'speech melody' and Janá^Dvcek's ethnographic activities, are reappraised.
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Expressive sources and resources in Janáčeks musical language
Nothing but pranks and punsJanáčeks solo piano music
Narrative in Janáčeks symphonic poems hugh macdonald
Evasive realismnarrative construction in Dostoyevskys and Janáčeks From the House of the Dead
Direct discourse and speech melody in Janáčeks operas
Kunderas eternal present and Janáčeks ancient Gypsy
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