Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Janacek- String Quartet No. 2

The curious case of old Leoš Janáček pouring his unrequited feelings into this "Intimate Letters" string quartet. Feelings for a married woman 38 years younger than he. Silly man!

To translate deep, raw emotions into musical sound -- that's a kind of magic. How is it done? I like Janacek's unusual music. Gosh, I like so much different classical music. It would be much more efficient and manageable to obsess over two or three composers. Or just one era. But I get so much from so many different composers. Sometimes, it's dizzying and almost crazy.

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