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Intimate Letters

John Tyrrell

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571225101
Date Published
03.03.2005
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Summary

In 1928 Leos Janácek 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 Stösslová, the married woman nearly forty years his junior to whom Janácek 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.

JohnTyrrell

John Tyrrell is Professor of Music at Cardiff University. His books include Czech Opera, Janácek’s Operas and editions of the memoirs of Janácek’s widow and Janácek’s correspondence with Kamila Stösslová . He is co-author of the standard catalogue of Janácek’s works and, with Sir Charles Mackerras, he edited Janácek’s opera Jenufa. In 2002 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by…

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