Originally entitled ‘Milostné dopisy’ (‘Love letters’), the String Quartet No 2 was eventually given the subtitle of ‘Listy důvěrné’ (‘Intimate letters’), implying the vast . Janácek’s 2nd String Quartet, “Intimate Letters”, is regarded as a highlight of the modern string quartet literature. It was written during the composer’s last year of. I thought David Yang’s script to accompany our performance of Janacek’s String Quartet no. 2, “Intimate Letters,” would make a great blog post.

Author: Neran Gardazil
Country: Estonia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Sex
Published (Last): 20 September 2009
Pages: 88
PDF File Size: 3.39 Mb
ePub File Size: 6.87 Mb
ISBN: 700-9-55151-710-9
Downloads: 38308
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kagat

The writing, as in his Tolstoy-inspired work, is often highly lyrical, though again it has an unmistakably coarse grain, with the quartet playing right on the bridge, creating severe or wispy sounds, as well as employing other innovative effects.

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. What do you do when the circumstances surrounding a piece of music push you away, rather than draw you in? Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. At first, he considered treating the piece as a public declaration, by giving it an explicit title: A great love — a weak composition. So I dream about you and I know that you are the unattainable sky. Sie rufen leidenschaftlich nach Dir.

Inafter a particularly public and humiliating affair with the opera singer Gabriela Horvatova, his wife, Zdenka Janackova, took the year old composer to court.

Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Remember the ugliness behind those notes…. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.


Janacek’s Love Letters, With Strings Attached

Reading through Janacek’s letters, Kapilow says there are hints that the composer was aware of his own fictionalized love affair.

Standing in wonder before you at our first meeting…. He composed some of his best music, including the String Quartet No. The fragrance of your body, the glow of your kisses—no, really of mine. There was always tension between Janacek and Kamila. The site is also available in several languages. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Ich hoffe nur, ich kann den letzten Satz zustande bringen.

The force of this combined rhythmic energy can lettes overwhelming. What would be the destiny of that newborn son? It will be the best.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Those notes of mine kiss all of you. She was married, and did not return his interest in the slightest… but over the next ten years he penned hundreds — hundreds!

You know, we intimage about paradise, about heaven and we never get to it.

Janacek’s Love Letters, With Strings Attached : NPR

The music speeds up, Kapilow says, but not in the usual way. Yet by Thursday he called the doctor who diagnosed the flu and the onset of pneumonia. Learn how your comment data is processed.


When I put bow to string and hanacek to come to terms with the physical demands of this music, I quickly fall under its spell.

Beautiful and ugly sounds rendered in the same instant. In such a way do the days pass for the angels.

Little cells, packed with emotional energy and ready to combine, break apart, metamorphose. The boy found his way back on his own but Janacek caught a cold which he tried to conceal from Kamila.

Janaceking in the Big Apple. Resolution, relentlessly to fight with theworld over you. Update Required To play the media you lettets need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

On August 8th, already feeling the effects of the excursion to the woods, wrote how happily the days were passing. Every layer of meaning — biography, reception history, extramusical associations — made it richer, easier to love.

Janacek fell instantly in love and she was to become the direct inspiration for many of his last works. It’s remarkable, considering that the young woman, named Kamila, expressed little feeling for Janacek or his music.

He became unconscious on Sunday morning and died peacefully on Sunday night, August 12th. Hear the Music String Quartet No.