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„Umělec nesmí nikdy ztratit odvahu, ať se děje, co se děje.“: Jan Novák a Bohuslav Martinů ve světle vzájemné korespondence (1947-1959)

Title in English "The artist must never lose the courage, no matter what is happening": Jan Novák and Bohuslav Martinů in the light of the mutual correspondence (1947-1959)


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MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The aim of the presentation is to inform the academic public about the project of edition of the mutual correspondence of Jan Novák and his teacher Bohuslav Martinů in 1947-1959. The sources for this work are part of the unprocessed estate of Jan Novák, newly deposited at the Czech Museum of Music in Prague, whose expert research on the theme of the project will be realized by the joint team from the point of view of musicology for the first time. The key motivation factor of this project is the 100th anniversary of the birth of composer Jan Novák in 2021, to which the research team will direct the book publication. Since Jan Novák's personality still lacks his own book monograph of life and work, as well as a catalogue of works, this publication should serve as the first representative academic entry into the issues of his musical thinking and complicated career path. At the same time, it should become the starting point for further biographical research, since Jan Novák's relationship with Bohuslav Martinů was crucial for his lifelong artistic orientation.
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