Leos Janacek

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    Capriccio For Piano, Left Hand & Chamber Ensemble: AllegroLeos Janacek
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    Nursery Rhymes: Introduction & Turnips WeddingLeos Janacek
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    Nursery Rhymes: Mule & HamsterLeos Janacek
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    Nursery Rhymes: Charlie's Ride To HellLeos Janacek
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    Nursery Rhymes: Frank The Knacker Plays The CelloLeos Janacek

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        A Czech composer of opera (Jenufa, 1904) and orchestral, instrumental, and sacred vocal music utilizing folk elements; employed his own "speech melody" concept based on the Czech language. From an early age, Jancek believed that music should follow the natural rhythms of human speech, animals, and birds. He went on to produce works of a completely original sound that are romantic, delight in the natural, and have an "angular" and even ascetic quality and a rhythmic vitality, all... Read more

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