Leoš Janáček, Sinfonietta (1925), performed by the American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director, Bard Music Festival 2003 (August 16, 2003).
The “Symfonietta with fanfares” of Antonín Dvořák’s compatriot Leoš Janáček, which would later become the soundtrack to Haruki Murakami’s novel 1Q84, is a tribute to Janáček’s adopted hometown of Brno, which he came to see in a new light and with a new sense of belonging after the declaration of Czech independence in 1918:
"As if by a miracle, liberty was conjured up, glowing over the town. I saw myself in it. I belonged to it."