Jan Michiels - Dvořák & Janáček: Slavic Soul (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 77:44 minutes | 620 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
It was in Prague and Brno, the two largest cities in what is now the Czech Republic, that Antonín Dvorák and Leo Janácek the principal representatives of the nineteenth-century Czech national school, along with Bedrich Smetana launched their respective compositional careers. While Janácek, thirteen years younger than Dvorák, saw the latter as a father figure, the two men shared the same poetic Slavic soul. Indeed, Janácek said of Dvorák: I could exchange his personality for his works; it is as if his melodies came straight from my heart. Nothing can ever break such a bond.