6-1-2

2014/6/1-2

ISSN : 1803-7828 (Print), 2533-5634 (Online)
Editor in Chief : Vojtěšková Jana (jana.vojteskova@nm.cz)

Antonín Dvořák: The Opera Composer

Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904) has achieved international recognition as a composer of instrumental music but not of Czech national opera. Like Bedřich Smetana, he built up a Czech national opera with a diversity of operatic genres. He dealt with various stimuli including, in particular, German Romantic…

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…

Exhibition Activity of the Association of Musical Instrument Makers in Prague

In connection with the new Act on Trades of 1859, the Association of Musical Instrument Makers and Dealers was founded. Its activity focused mainly on support for and development of that trade, but it was also involved in promotional activities including the holding of exhibitions. The Association…

More Memorabilia from the Family of Josef Suk

Among this year’s additions to the collections of the National Museum – Czech Museum of Music, there is a large set of documents relating to four generations of the Suk family: the schoolmaster Josef Suk (1827–1913), the composer Josef Suk (1874– 1935), the agricultural engineer Josef Suk…