You can listen to music of Leoš Janáček in the streets of Brno

23 September 2020, 1:00
You can listen to music of Leoš Janáček in the streets of Brno

With the upcoming Janáček Brno 2020 festival, dummies of Leoš Janáček with his dog Čipera started to appear in the streets of Brno. A QR code is placed on each of the dummies, which, after scanning, will play a sample of his works.

TIC Brno and the Janáček Brno 2020 festival together have prepared "listening places" for musical works by Leoš Janáček, who is the most performed Czech opera composer in the world, and his life and works are closely related to Brno. You can find Janáček's figure in as many as sixteen places in the centre of Brno. The Janáček Brno 2020 festival is to take place from 28 September to 16 October 2020.

You can encounter Leoš Janáček at the following places:

1)  Nám. Svobody Square – Běhounská Street:  String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"

2)  Husova Street (at the path to Špilberk):  cantata Glagolitic Mass – Intrada

3)  Česká Street – Joštova Street: choral piece Rhymes – Frantíku, Frantíku ('Frankie, Frankie') 

4)  Moravské Square (behind the Red Army memorial): opera Destiny – Ty zlaté naše sluníčko ('Our Golden Sun')

5)  Jánská Street – Minoritská Street: piano cycle On an Overgrown Path – Sýček neodletěl ('The Barn Owl Has Not Flown Away!')

6)  Orlí Street – Masarykova Street: opera Jenufa – Všeci za ženija ('All Guys Are Getting Married')  

7)  Kobližná Street – Sukova Street: opera The Makropulos Affair – the conclusion

8)  Komenského Square – Joštova Street: Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 – Předtucha ('Foreboding')

9)  Malinovského Square: opera The Cunning Little Vixen – Kdybyste věděli, co já viděla ('If You Knew What I Have Seen')

10)  Masarykova Street – Kapucínské Square: cantata Amarus

11)  Masarykova Street – Main Railway Station: orchestral piece Lachian Dances – Pilky ('Handsaws')

12) Mendlovo Square: wind sextet Youth – 3rd movement 

13)  Moravské Square – Běhounská Street:  orchestral piece Sinfonietta – 1st movement

14) Radnická Street – Zelný trh (Cabbage Market):  orchestral piece Taras Bulba – 3rd movement 

15)  Radnická Street – Panská Street: opera Katya Kabanova – Proměna ('It Used to Be So Different') – Nikoho tu není ('No, there's nobody...')

16)  Rooseveltova Street (in front of Janáček Theatre): opera From the House of the Dead - overture

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