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Work: The Diary of One Who Disappeared

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ComposerJanáček, Leoš (1854-1928)
Period20th century
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared staged in Munich

Pavol Breslik had no difficulties in rendering the intricacies of Janáček’s vocal language, shaped by Moravian folk music and speech patterns.
***11
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Locked down by loyalties? Janáček’s Diary at Scottish Opera

A compelling treatment of a richly ambiguous work, one that invited us into the drama.
*****
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The Diary of One Who Disappeared embellished by Ivo van Hove

Best of all is the self-effacing pianism of Lada Valešová, a constant yet discreet onstage presence.
**111
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An expanded Diary of One Who Disappeared at BAM

Pianist Lada Valešová was the anchor of the performance where Janáček's song cycle gets the van Hove treatment.
****1
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Eros in Oxford: Brahms, Janáček and gypsies

Julius Drake’s torrential postlude capped an evening in which he had been superb throughout.
****1
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