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At the heart of this psychological drama is Jenůfa’s corrosive shame set in motion by her pregnancy at the hands of the feckless Števa.
ENDNOTES, October 2018 In this edition: Janacek from Decca, reviewed by Stuart Millson; Bruckner, Wagner & Schoenberg, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, 30thSeptember 2018, Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, reviewed by Leslie Jones The late-19th/early 20th-century Moravian-born Czech composer, … Continue reading
Jenůfa Jenůfa, Janáček, Director David Alden, conductor Mark Wigglesworth, London Coliseum, June 23rd 2016, reviewed by Leslie Jones The revolution heralded by the recent appointment of Daniel Kramer as ENO’s Artistic Director is yet to carry all before it, judging … Continue reading
ENDNOTES, 2nd December 2015 In this edition: BBC Symphony Orchestra in Gallic mood at the Barbican * Edward Gardner conducts Janacek * Rare Grieg piano music from Somm Records Only a few days after the appalling terrorist outrage in Paris, … Continue reading
ENDNOTES, 9th November 2015 In this edition: Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Brahms and Bruckner; Paul Spicer directs the choral music of Samuel Barber; Chandos issues new CD of Ligeti, Nielsen and Hindemith Anyone who has listened to and marvelled at the … Continue reading