In the track of Robert Smetana or The third school of Czech musicology
Source document: Musicologica Brunensia. 2015, vol. 50, iss. 1, pp. -140
ISSN1212-0391 (print)2336-436X (online)
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The credit for the foundation of a musicological institution at the restored university in Olomouc in 1946 goes to Vladimír Helfert's disciple, Robert Smetana (1904–1988). In 1951 he became associate professor and in 1965 professor and was at the head of the Department (originally an institute) of Musicology and Music Education until 1972. It was due to him that the third Czech school of musicology was established in Olomouc, thus joining the earlier academic institutions in Prague and Brno. Smetana's department concentrated on the training of professional teachers of music education at secondary schools as well as on research and thus helped to produce publications of Czech musicologists. Research in music has been successful in producing individual monographs from the history of Czech music (monographs on composers, the work of Zdeněk Fibich, etc.), in the field of systematic musicology (organology, music theory, music aesthetics and criticism, study of folklore music), and in long-term research into the history of music in Moravia (Baroque music in Moravia, history of music in Olomouc, history of the German opera in Olomouc, music in the Olomouc Cathedral, etc.) A selective list of the monographs published as books has some eighty items.
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