The great Janacek authority John Tyrell died this morning. He was 76.
John was the supreme source on Leos Janacek, author of the definitive two-volume biography and the vital correspondence with Kamila Stosslova. He knew all there was to know about Czech music and he shared his knowledge willingly.
Born in what is now Zimbabwe, he studied at Cape Town, Oxford and Janacek’s town, Brno.
He is an irreplaceable source.