Leoš Janáček (1854–1928) Czech composer, musical theorist, folklorist, publicist & teacher. In 1874 Janáček became friends with Antonín Dvořák, & began composing in a relatively traditional romantic style. After his opera Šárka (1887–1888), his style absorbed elements of Moravian & Slovak folk music. Much of Janáček's work displays great originality & individuality. It employs a vastly expanded view of tonality, uses unorthodox chord spacings & structures, & often, modality
Words of Wisdom. Wise men and women exist all throughout history, but only some receive the pleasure of having their theories and teachings shared throughout the ages, long after they have passed on. Descartes is one such person, and this is one of his most memorable teachings of all.