Leoš Janáček

Leoš Janáček Sheet Music

  • Born
    3rd July 1854
  • Died
    12th August 1928
  • Birthplace
    Hukvaldy, Moravia (then part of the Austrian Empire)

Leos Janacek was a Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist and teacher. He was inspired by Moravian and all Slavic folk music to create an original, modern musical style. Until 1895 he devoted himself mainly to folkloristic research and his early musical output was influenced by contemporaries such as Antonin Dvorak. His later, mature works incorporate his earlier studies of national folk music in a modern, highly original synthesis, first evident in the opera Jenufa, which was premiered in 1904 in Brno. The success of Jenufa (often called the "Moravian national opera") at Prague in 1916 gave Janacek access to the world's great opera stages. Janacek's later works are his most celebrated. They include the symphonic poem Sinfonietta, the oratorial Glagolitic Mass, the rhapsody Taras Bulba, string quartets, other chamber works and operas. He is considered to rank with Antonín Dvorak and Bedrich Smetana, as one of the most important Czech composers.

Title Form Instrument
Řikadla pro komorní sbor a 10 nástrojů Chorale Choir and Instrument
Concertino Concerto Piano and orchestra
Lašské Tance Dance Orchestra
15 Moravian Folksongs Piano piece Piano
In the Mists Piano piece Piano
On the Overgrown Path Piano piece Piano
String Quartet No.1 'Kreutzer Sonata' Quartet String Quartet
String Quartet No.2 'Intimate Letters' Quartet String Quartet
Taras Bulba Rhapsody Orchestra
Youth Sextet Wind Ensemble
1.X.1905 Sonata Piano
Violin Sonata Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Suite for Strings Suite String Orchestra
Sinfonietta, Op. 60 Symphonic Pieces Orchestra
Zdenka Variations Theme and Variations Piano