Leoš Janáček


JW7/5, JWvii/5 • “Fairy Tale”

About this work...

This is the earliest surviving instrumental duet by Janácek. It is in a free sonata form and might well have been named "Sonata" or "Sonata-fantasy," but Janácek's penchant for drama emerges here. The piece is inspired by Vasily Zhukovsky's poem The Tale of Tsar Bendvei, which itself is a modern poetic adaptation of ol... read more