Josef Bohuslav Foerster
The National Library of the CR in association with the J. B. Foerster Society have organised an exhibition dedicated to J. B. Foerster, an eminent personality of Czech music. In fourteen sections, the display features composer´s life and work as well as his pedagogical influence, activities abroad, private life and social contacts. Exhibited are also music sheets and a selection of Foerster´s rich correspondence, all from the collections of the NL Music Department.
The exhibition is held to commemorate both the importance of J. B. Foerster for social and cultural life in the newly established Czechoslovak Republic and the forthcoming jubilees of 2019 (the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the J. B. Foerster Society, the 160th birthday anniversary of J. B. Foerster, and the 150th birthday anniversay of opera singer Berta Foersterová-Lautererová. The exhibition is organised on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the Czech National IAML Group in Prague.