Leoš Janáček

  • July 3, 1854 Hukvaldy, Czech Republic - August 12, 1928 Ostrava, Czech Republic


"Look within yourselves and be true" – Leoš Janáček.


Janáček spent his whole life in pursuit of truth, which he wished to translate as faithfully as possible into music. In this respect, he followed the advice he gave his pupils, "Look within yourselves and be true". An isolated man and solitary genius with a difficult, demanding, almost misanthropic temperament, the work he left behind is complex and fascinatingly original. He studied at Brno, Prague, Leipzig and Vienna. An organist, teacher and choirmaster at first, Janáček started composing relatively late in his career.

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