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Leoš Janácek
(1854 - 1928)

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1854 Born 3 July, in Moravia (now part of the Czech Republic), the son of a teacher
1865 Joins choir school at monastery in Brno
1872 Completes training as teacher and becomes Brno monastery choirmaster
1873 Enters Prague Organ School
1876 Returns to Brno and begins to compose
1879 Studies in Leipzig and Vienna
1881 Marries Zdenka Schulzová. Founds organ school at Brno
1887 Writes first opera, Sárka
1896 Begins work on his most celebrated opera, Jenűfa
1902 Death of his daughter, Olga
1916 The Prague production of Jenűfa makes Janácek, now in his sixties, famous at last
1917 This success, together with his relationship with Kamila Stösslová, 38 years his junior, inspires many new works
1926 Visits London for a special concert of his music
1928 Dies in Moravia, 12 August
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