21.05.14

Symphony guide: Janáček’s Sinfonietta

Reading time: 1 min. Leoš Janácek

“If you think that a piece that begins and ends with a phalanx of military fanfares, performed by an additional ensemble of 13 brass players - including nine trumpets – can’t possibly be taken seriously as one of the 20th century’s most compelling symphonies, then look away now.”

Tom Service’s latest entry in his symphony guide series takes a closer look at Leoš Janáček’s Sinfonietta.

Read the full text on The Guardian.

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