JULY 2022

Bohuslav Martinů Institute at the IAML Congress

The employees of Bohuslav Martinů Institute took part in the Congress organized by International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) that took place in Prague 24-29 July. The congress was organized by Czech national group of IAML of which is BMI member of. The Institute co-organized the whole event and also welcomed the congress participants and present its library and archives on Wednesday Tour (details HERE)

The Congress ceremonially started with concert and reception on 24th of July on the Wine Yard of National Library. The Folk music of Josef Fečo was performing. The opening ceremony was presented by representatives of organizing institutions: Municipal Library, National Library, Bohuslav Martinů Institute and National Museum - Czech Museum of Music

More information, complete program and congress diaries at the IAML website, or Congress IAML website.

Photographs from the Wednesday Tour to BMI you will find HERE.

Program concerning Bohuslav Martinů and the BMI:

 Monday 25. 7., 9.00–10.30

“The Big Four” thirty years after the Velvet Revolution: research institutes, publishing projects, and the works of Smetana, Dvořák, Janáček, and Martinů

Presented by the Organizing Committee

Welcome: Pia Shekhter (IAML President, Gothenburg University)
Chair: Aleš Březina (Bohuslav Martinů Institute, Prague)

Sandra Bergmannová (National Museum - Bedřich Smetana Museum, Prague)
Veronika Vejvodová (National Museum -  Antonín Dvořák Museum, Prague)
Aleš Březina (Bohuslav Martinů Institute, Prague)
Ondřej Pivoda (Moravian Muzeum, Brno)
Eva Velická (Bärenreiter, Prague)

Tuesday 26. 7., 11.00-12.30  

New critical editions: issues of editing and promotion 

Presented by the Forum of Sections

Chair: Sandi-Jo Malmon (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)

Rima Povilioniene (Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater, Vilnius) 
Digital documentation and critical edition of Čiurlionis's piano works: vision of interactive database

Veronika Vejvodová (National Museum, Czech Museum of Music, Antonín Dvořák Museum, Prague) 
Antonín Dvořák's songs: editorial challenges

Natálie Krátká (Bohuslav Martinů Institute, Prague) and Aleš Březina (Bohuslav Martinů Institute, Prague)
To make a real theatre: Preparation of a monograph on the Bohuslav Martinů Musical Theater until 1937, including a critical edition of the librettos

Thursday 28. 7., 16.00-17.30  

Czech musicians and their collections

Presented by the Forum of Sections

Chair: Jim Cassaro (University of Pittsburgh)

Miklós Grégász (University of Debrecen) 
Moments from the life of Jan Kubelik and his family, as seen through the visual inheritance of their seamstress and through the contemporary Hungarian press

Jane Gottlieb (The Juilliard School, New York) 
Rudolf Firkušný and Yveta Synek Graf: Czech music collections at The Juilliard School

Aleš Březina (The Viktor Kalabis and Zuzana Růžičková Endowment Fund, Prague) and Martin Ledvinka (Bohuslav Martinů Institute, Prague)
Bohuslav Martinů’s and Viktor Kalabis’ online archives