Piano Sonata

Leoš Janáček

Piano Sonata

JW8/19, JWviii/19 • “Sonata 1.X.1905, From the Street”

About this work...

This work was the composer's direct reaction to an event he witnessed, a peaceful demonstration calling for a new Czech university that left a worker stabbed to death by a repressive bayonet. Janácek was deeply affected, and wrote his only piano sonata on an impulse. The work is highly dramatic and original, having bee... read more