Dvořákův jubilejní rok 1941 / The Dvořák Jubilee of 1941
The Dvořák jubilee of 1941, i.e. the musical celebrations accompanying the 100th anniversary of the birth of Antonín Dvořák, was absolutely unique in terms of its scope, intensity, and the involvement of amateur musical ensembles. Over 3,500 musical events took place in just a year, with contributions by such important musical institutions as the Czech Philharmonic and the National Theatre, and the state radio broadcasting company also joined in the celebrations. The official Prague celebrations were organized by the Culture Council and its working committee led by Otakar Šourek, and hundreds of other events were held spontaneously throughout the territory of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The celebrations included a number of exhibitions, publications, releases of gramophone records, and commemorative objects.