Originally entitled ‘Milostné dopisy’ (‘Love letters’), the String Quartet No 2 was eventually given the subtitle of ‘Listy důvěrné’ (‘Intimate letters’), implying the vast . Janácek’s 2nd String Quartet, “Intimate Letters”, is regarded as a highlight of the modern string quartet literature. It was written during the composer’s last year of. I thought David Yang’s script to accompany our performance of Janacek’s String Quartet no. 2, “Intimate Letters,” would make a great blog post.

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Would I pluck that flower, that family of happiness of yours, would I make free with my respect intimae you, whom I honor like no other woman on earth?

Sweetness tempered with grit. The music speeds up, Kapilow says, but not in the usual way. Janacek fell instantly in love and she was to become the nitimate inspiration for many of his last works.

So I dream about you and I know that you are the unattainable sky. For years janacrk was clear she did not take him seriously and he was often outraged by her perceived lack of gratitude and the flip manner of treating him. Exaltation, a warm declaration of love, imploring, untamed longing. Could I look your children in the eye, your husband, your parents?

String Quartet No. 2 (Janáček)

The site is inhimate available in several languages. At age 63, Czech composer Leos Janacek began his most unusual writing project — a constant stream of more than love letters written to a married woman 37 years his junior. Writing of the last movement he said….


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There was always tension between Janacek and Kamila. A great love — a weak composition. September 14, How could I not be overjoyed remembering the times of being with you when I felt as though the earth was trembling under my feet….

Janacek’s Love Letters, With Strings Attached

For even if the goals of the Czech National Revival had been accomplished with the establishment of an independent Czechoslovakia inthe composers who had provided generations of Bohemians and Moravians with their distinct musical voice unsurprisingly harboured more private objectives.

The writing, as in his Tolstoy-inspired work, is often highly lyrical, though again it has an unmistakably coarse grain, with the quartet playing right on the bridge, creating severe or wispy sounds, as well as employing other innovative effects.

But on August 10th he wrote in the album for the last time, recording his sweating during the night and his gratitude to Kamila. Yet by Thursday he called the doctor who diagnosed the flu and the onset of pneumonia. The same pattern is heard over and over, but every time it’s a little different, more complicated, with anguish at every step.

October Total duration: Ah, that was an amazingly beautiful time! You are entire in my soul: It was at this time that Janacek met the year old and very married Kamila Stosslova. Jancek was burning with impatience to send the work off to Kamila but wanted to hear it first to see if it had any merit. Citations and bibliography available on request. Sie rufen leidenschaftlich nach Dir. Just as you are, laughing with tears in your eyes — that is how it sounds.


Janacek pursued Kamila relentlessly writing letter after letter, asking her to visit and inviting her to concerts yet often received no acknowledgement of his offers and, at best, sporadic replies.

Every layer of meaning — biography, reception history, extramusical associations — made it richer, easier to love.

The fragrance of your body, the glow of your kisses—no, really of mine. The force of this combined rhythmic energy can be overwhelming. It will be the best. Little cells, packed with emotional energy and ready to combine, break apart, metamorphose.

Janacek’s Love Letters, With Strings Attached : NPR

Janacek’s “Intimate Letters” String Quartet contains a musical portrait of the much younger and married woman to whom he wrote so many love letters. What would be the destiny of that newborn son?

Those notes of mine kiss all of you. Quote of the week. Ce sera le meilleur. And it was true. At an age when most people slow down, Janacek, fueled by his own unrequited love, went into high gear.

Und sie war wirklich.