Hardcover. John Tyrrell's biography of the Leos Janacek is the culmination of a life's work in the field. It stands upon his existing documentary studies of Janacek's operas and translations of other.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 928 pages. 1.609. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: John Tyrrell's biography of the Leos Janacek is the culmination of a life's work in the field. It stands upon his existing documentary studies of Janacek's operas and translations of other key sources and his examination of thousands of still unpublished letters and other documents in the Janacek archive in Brno. Altogether it provides the most detailed account of Janacek's life in any language and offers new views of Janacek as composer, writer, thinker and human being. Volume 1, which goes up to the outbreak of the First World War and Janacek's sixtieth birthday in the summer of 1914, consists of chronological chapters providing a straightforward account of Janacek's life year by year and another forty contextual chapters. Topics include on-going sequences ('Music as autobiography I', etc.; 'Janacek's knowledge of opera I', etc.) and individual chapters on Janacek as a teacher, as a theorist, as an music ethnographer, on his speech-melody theory, his relationship to particularly influential operas (Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades, Charpentier's Louise), on his mentors (such as Antonin Dvorak) and his betes noires (such as Karel Kovarovic). A particular feature are the specially commissioned chapters on Janacek's health by Dr Stephen Lock (one of the editors of the Oxford Illustrated Companion to Medicine, OUP 1994 and 2001, editor of the British Medical Journal, 1975-91, and a Janacek enthusiast since the early postwar broadasts on the Third Programme), and on Janacek's earnings and finances by Dr Jiri Zahradka (curator of the Janacek archive in Brno, and editor of authentic editions of Sarka and The Excursions of Mr Broucek).
About the Author: John Tyrrell is Professor of Music at Cardiff University. His books include Czech Opera, Janacek's Operas and editions of the memoirs of Janacek's widow and Janacek's correspondence with Kamila Stoesslova . He is co-author of the standard catalogue of Janacek's works and, with Sir Charles Mackerras, he edited Janacek's opera Jenufa. In 2002 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Masaryk University of Brno for his work on Janacek and Czech music.
Title: Janacek: Years of a Life (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: New
Book Description Faber, 2006. Condition: New. John Tyrrell's extensive biography of Janacek marks the culmination of his life's work on the composer and benefits from his examination of thousands of unpublished documents preserved in Brno's Janacek archive. Volume I provides a chronological account of Janacek's first 60 years, interspersed with 40 contextual chapters on such topics as his illnesses and finances, his activities as teacher and music theorist, his arrangements of Moravian folk songs, his knowledge of opera and the political backdrop of Pan-Slavism. Seller Inventory # 224199
Book Description Faber & Faber, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand new. Prompt despatch. Orders despatched on the same or next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0000050045
Book Description Faber & Faber, 2006. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Very good hbk in d/w, 8vo. Seller Inventory # 141792
Book Description Faber & Faber, 2006. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Very good hbk in d/w, 8vo. Seller Inventory # 141793
Book Description Faber & Faber, London, 2006. hardcover. Condition: Fine copy in fine dust jacket. Illus. with photos (illustrator). 1st edition.. 8vo, 971 pp. Seller Inventory # 061981
Book Description Faber & Faber, London, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. b/w photographs and illustrations.; 8vo ; 971 pages. Seller Inventory # 263833
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Book Description Faber and Faber Limited, London, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Hardcover. Good condition. Minor edge-wear on dust jacket. Tape repairs on lower edge of front jacket and on upper leading corner of front jacket. Minor wear on jacket spine ends and lower front and upper rear leading corners. Slight bumping on hardcover spine ends, and on leading corners of front board. A few marks on page block. Former owner's name is penned on FEP. Pages are bright and clean, and the text and illustrations are clear throughout. AF. Used. Seller Inventory # 446901
Book Description Faber & Faber. Condition: Used - Like New. 2006. Hardcover. Fine. Dust jacket is Fine. Seller Inventory # A38177
Book Description Faber & Faber, 2006. Condition: Good. Volume 1. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. Seller Inventory # 5885121