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with host Fred Child

: Janacek's youth

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

At the age of 70, Leos Janacek wrote a wind sextet recalling his youth as a choirboy at St. Thomas Abbey in the Czech city of Brno....the same abbey where Gregor Mendel famously experimented with the hereditary traits of pea plants. On Friday's Performance Today, we hear Janacek's musical recollection, Mladi (Youth), from a concert in Round Top, Texas.

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