Dějiny meteorologie v českých zemích a na Slovensku
science – environment
hardcover, 565 pp., 1. edition
published: october 2001
recommended price: 480 czk
A comprehensive monograph of Prof. Jaroslav Mihule offers a unique sum of information on the life and work of Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů. The author shows Martinů?s works as they were reflected in art reviews of the period, both Czech and foreign, and describes intriguingly the specific features of his pieces. For the first time, the book openly shows the whole truth about the attitude of the communist regime towards this composer, describing Martinů as a faithful advocate of the Masaryk type of democracy. The author deals with Martinů?s works (created in Bohemia and in his American exile) as part of the development of European music in the first half of the 20th century.