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with host Fred Child

: Janacek's youth

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Abbey church of the Assumption, Brno, Czech Republic Kirk979 via Wikimedia Commons

When composer Leos Janacek was 70 years old, he wrote a wind sextet recalling his youth as a choirboy at St. Thomas Abbey in the Czech city of Brno. The monastery also happens to be where Gregor Mendel studied some very important pea plants... and the principals of genetic inheritance. On Friday's PT, we hear Janacek's musical recollection, Mladi (Youth), in a concert at Festival Hall in Round Top, Texas.