Music of the First Republic


Petr KadlecPetr Kadlec The independence of Czechoslovakia, which we celebrate each October 28, was the result of a movement of many decades, and when at least it came, in 1918, after four hard years of war, the joy must have been very palpable. There are so few alive today who can remember that period, but it is certainly not lost to us, and one of the ways we can relive it is through the music of the day.

This special programme, in which we speak with musicologist Petr Kadlec, looks back at the some of the music and musical personalities of the First Republic.