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April 15: Program Notes

Leoš Janáček (born as Leo Eugen Janáček at Hukvaldy, Moravia on July 3rd, 1854 – died at Moravská Ostrava on August 12th, 1928) was a Czech composer of the first importance; despite his being performed somewhat less in the U.S., he is to be considered with Bedřich Smetana (1824-88) and Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904).  His father […]

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April 15 Preview

This season, From the Heart of Europe, The Musical Offering has explored the music by composers from the center of the continent: Bohemia, Poland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Moravia. Our season finale concert showcases light and dark in music with works by three remarkable composers: the Moravian Leoš Janácek, the German August Klughardt, and the […]