Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: 1.X.1905

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Leos Janacek Wikipedia

It was a piece born of anguish, and nearly destroyed by anguish. In today's show, the story of 1.X.1905, a remarkable piano sonata by Leos Janacek. Janacek wrote it to protest the death of a student, and for unknown reasons, tried to destroy it when it was finished. PT Young Artist in Residence Charlie Albright is back in the studios today to perform it.