Paul Mitchinson: Leoš Janáček
4 December 2008
Show More Janáček: Years of a Life, Volume I by John Tyrrell.
Faber, 971 pp., £60, November 2006, 0 571 17538 4Show More
Janáček: Years of a Life, Volume II by John Tyrrell.
Faber, 1074 pp., £60, November 2007, 978 0 571 23667 1Show More
“... Pierre Boulez took his final bow in the opera pit last summer at the Aix-en-Provence festival. Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the production was the music chosen: LeošJanáček’s opera From the House of the Dead, written in 1928, the final year of his life. Boulez seemed a little ambivalent about the choice. ‘Janáček never develops anything,’ he said in an interview ...”