Leo Janáek: Biography of the Day
"From an early age, Janáek believed that music should follow the natural rhythms of human speech, animals, and birds. He went on to produce works
that are romantic, delight in the natural, and have an angular' and even ascetic quality and a rhythmic vitality, all at the same time."
L.D. Lampson, Classical Net
Czech composer Leo Janáek, born this day in 1854, was a leading exponent of musical nationalism during the 20th century, and he developed a style that was intimately connected with the inflections of the Czech language.
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