Intimate Letters (Heftet)

Leos Janacek to Kamila Stosslova


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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2005
Antall sider: 416
Forlag: Faber & Faber
Språk: Engelsk
Oversatt av: Tyrrell, John
ISBN/EAN: 9780571225101
Kategori: Biografier og memoarer
Omtale: Intimate Letters
In 1928 Leos Janacek completed 'Intimate Letters', his String Quartet No. 2, just a few months before he died at the age of seventy-four. This work encapsulated musically all his passionate feelings about Kamila Stosslova, the married woman nearly forty years his junior to whom Janacek had written hundreds of letters in the past decade. John Tyrrell has compiled and translated a selection of these letters and presents them together with some mostly unknown photographs, a decoding of the erotic references in the letters and a diary of the couple's meetings.The result is a remarkable book which illuminates the inner life of one of the greatest opera composers of the twentieth century.

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