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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.

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But I want [this] to be a great love — a great composition……I listened to their intimaate today [and ask myself] did I write that? Don’t show me this message again.

A great love — a weak composition. Und sie war wirklich. How could I not be overjoyed remembering the times of being with you when I felt as though the earth was trembling under my feet….

Full Story Archive June 8, 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.

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Just as you are, laughing with tears in your eyes — that is how it sounds. I said to myself that she could be a good support for me against Mrs.

Writing this is like the worry Inti,ate feel about you. Everything about it is unique. Kamila, it will be beautiful, strange, unrestrained, inspired, a composition beyond all….

String Quartet No.2 ‘Intimate Letters’ (Janáček, Leoš)

jancek At age 63, Czech composer Leos Janacek began his most unusual writing project — a constant stream of more than love letters written to a married woman 37 years his junior. On Jaacek 8th, already feeling the effects of the excursion to the woods, wrote how happily the days were passing. At an age when most people slow down, Janacek, fueled by his own unrequited love, went into high gear.


What do you do when the circumstances surrounding a piece of music push you away, rather than draw you in? Es wird der beste Satz sein. Sweetness tempered with grit. Yet the fiction must have been incredibly real, driving him to compose piece after piece.

Janácek, Leoš / String Quartet no. 2 “Intimate Letters” / Bärenreiter Verlag

Yet by Thursday he called the doctor who diagnosed the flu and the onset of pneumonia. You are giving birth. Too much for a little box of wood, strung with steel or gut. The force of this intimte rhythmic energy can be overwhelming.

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Your email address will not be published. Legters I walk into your home? My affection for that piece was uncomplicated. In such a way do the days pass for the angels. On the other, not a note seems to be out of place. What would be the destiny of that newborn son?

So I dream about you and I know that you are the unattainable sky. Ich bin gespannt, welche Wirkung das haben wird. About the Moderato he wrote: Although he said that it was to sound as if his yearning for Kamila had been fulfilled, the music is more mysterious, with that hoped-for embrace leters just out of reach.

The passage is actually a musical portrait of Kamila, one that Janacek described to her in a letter: Only the most beautiful melodies can find a place in it. Lately, I keep having the same experience, or variations of it. It was at this time that Janacek met the year old and very married Kamila Stosslova. For years it was clear she did not take him seriously and he was often outraged by her perceived lack of gratitude and the flip manner of treating him.


Resolution, relentlessly to fight with theworld over you. Every layer of meaning — biography, reception history, extramusical associations — made it richer, easier to love. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.

It’s remarkable, considering that the young woman, named Kamila, expressed little feeling for Janacek or his music.

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Hear the Music String Quartet No. Yet her very elusiveness proved irresistible…. I struggle with it. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Janacek pursued Kamila relentlessly writing letter after letter, asking her to visit and inviting her to concerts yet often received no acknowledgement of his offers and, at best, sporadic replies.

Ce sera le meilleur. She was natural, sometimes almost uninhibited. Would I pluck that flower, that family of happiness of yours, would I make free with my respect for you, whom I honor like no other woman on earth?

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Ich hoffe nur, ich kann den letzten Satz zustande bringen. That requires two real, flawed people. Inafter a particularly public and humiliating affair with the opera singer Gabriela Horvatova, his wife, Zdenka Janackova, took the year old composer to court.