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Jenufa & Katya Kabanova - English National Opera Guide 33

Jenufa & Katya Kabanova - English National Opera Guide 33 $22.99

Leoš Janáček

Published by John Calder Publications

English National Opera Guides are ideal companions to the opera, providing stimulating introductory articles together with the complete text of each opera in English and the original

This double volume contains two masterpieces of the Czech composer Leo Janácek

Jenufa was the opera which finally brought him international recognition and, with it, fame at home

Based on Ostrovsky's The Storm, Katya Kabanova contains wonderful music inspired by the composer's love for a much younger woman

The scores are discussed by Arnold Whittall, and the background sources are variously introduced by social and literary historians

John Tyrell comments on an important letter about the genesis of Katya; Sir Charles Mackerras describes his work as an interpreter and advocate of this brilliantly original and dramatic music

REVIEWS

'Brilliantly produced and superb value' ~ Sunday Times

'All these will provide the new opera-goer with food for thought' ~ Daily Telegraph

'Wholehearted recommendation of this valuable new series' ~ TLS

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