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Original title:
Praški konservatorij kot središče glasbene Evrope v 19. in na začetku 20. stoletja: Vplivi praške violinske šole in migracije njenih predstavnikov po Evropi
Researchers involved:
1 July 2014–31 October 2017

From the beginning of the 19th to the first half of the 20th century, the Prague Violin School was one of the most important violin schools in Europe. It raised numerous famous violin figures. Many emigrated across Europe, to Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Russia, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Sweden, Finland and elsewhere. They were active as soloists, orchestral and chamber performers and pedagogues at different institutions. Many European countries did not have their own music conservatories before the end of the First World War. For that reason aspiring violinists from all over Europe, and especially from former Yugoslavia, came to study at the Prague Conservatory. The ideas of the Prague violin school were spread by two channels: by violinists from the Czech Lands that emigrated all over Europe and by violinists that came to study at the Prague Conservatory from different parts of Europe. The study will be interested in the dimensions of the impacts that the Prague violin school left in Europe from the establishment of the Prague Conservatory in 1811 until 1946, and to what extent the Slovenian territory, which received strong musical influences from the Czech Lands in general and this school in particular, was embedded into the European musical scene. This research validates the current ambition of Europe to strengthen its unity on the basis of a common cultural heritage. In a not so remote past, intensive exchanges in Europe's art scene were widespread and they were only hampered temporarily by the nationalistic reveilles and other geopolitical evolutions.

Project manager

Funded by

Slovenian Research Agency

Fields of research

Muzikologija H320