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Great classical music inspired by books
For his final opera, Janáček translated and adapted his libretto from Dostoyevsky's novel of life in a Siberian prison camp. It premiered in 1930, two years after the composer's death. The setting presents a large ensemble cast and requires a vast orchestra - including chains as a percussion instrument to evoke the sound of the prisoners.