A Commemorative Album with the Correspondence of Josef Suk
|Keywords||Josef Suk (1874–1935) – Josef Suk (1929–2011) – correspondence – Josef Suk collection at the Czech Museum of Music – album – twentieth century|
A commemorative album with the correspondence of Josef Suk (1874–1935) belonged to his son. It contains both commemorative inscriptions made by persons who were in contact with the composer Josef Suk, and also correspondence addressed to the composer, and later to his grandson – the violinist Josef Suk (1929–2011). The album contains a total of 237 items. The article draws attention to certain figures from politics (T. G. Masaryk, František Drtina), authors and poets (Otakar Březina, Antonín Sova, Karel Václav Rais), painters (Hugo Boettinger, František Bílek, Otakar Nejedlý, Čeněk Kvíčala, Adolf Kašpar), musicians (Václav Talich, Jaroslav Kocian, Vítězslav Novák, George Szell, Vladimír Helfert, and Suk’s pupils – Pavel Bořkovec, Julius Kalaš, Jaroslav Ježek, Emil Hlobil, Bohuslav Martinů, Miroslav Ponc, Dalibor C. Vačkář, Vladimír Štědroň, Mihovil Logar), and other persons.