1.X.1905

1. X. 1905, sometimes referred to as Piano Sonata 1905 or From the Street, is a piano sonata in two movements written by Leoš Janáček in 1905. He intended the composition to be a tribute to a worker named František Pavlík (1885–1905), who on 1 October 1905 was bayoneted during demonstrations in support for a Czech university in Brno. In the work, Janáček expresses his disapproval of the violent death of the young carpenter. He started to compose it immediately after the incident occurred: the première took place on January 1906 ... more

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