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Janácek, Leos
PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT INSCRIBED AND SIGNED, AND AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("DR.PH. LEOS JANÁCEK")
the photographic portrait on a postcard, showing the elderly composer, signed and inscribed on the image (requesting a photograph in return), 1 page, 8vo (14.1 x 8.9cm), dated London, 30 April 1926, two light creases, a few small marks

the letter to "G.T.", concerning the Glagolitic Mass and the payment of his fee, 1 page, 8vo (23.3 x 14.3cm), integral blank, some later pencil inscriptions, Brno, 1 December 1927, four tiny pinholes, horizontal fold; together with an visiting card inscribed by Janacek, concerning the Lachian Dances, 1 page, 7 x 11cm, Brno, 1 July 1924


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Janácek's great celebration of Slavic culture, the Glagolitic Mass, was completed in October 1926 and first performed in Brno, only four days after the letter contained here. The Lachian Dances, Janácek's first mature work, were composed in the late 1880s, and revised in 1925.

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