Title: Mezi géniem a světcem: dekonstrukce Nejedlého koncepce velkého českého skladatele
- Between genius and saint: deconstruction of Nejedlý's conception of the great Czech composer
Source document: Musicologica Brunensia. 2015, vol. 50, iss. 2, pp. -89
ISSN1212-0391 (print)2336-436X (online)
License: Not specified license
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Based on a previous metahistorical analysis of Zdeněk Nejedlý's conception of the history of modern Czech music, as it is revealed in his main texts from the period 1901–1921, the paper presents results of a deconstruction of Nejedlý's conception of the Great Czech Composer. This conception is based on concepts of common ideal character traits, common martyr-like destiny, and common Smetanian or Bohemian spirit, shared by all great Czech composers (Smetana, Fibich, Foerster). Its narrative mechanism used systematic referring to the conception of an ideal Christian saint and was probably also influenced or transmitted by the essential 19th century conceptions of genius (Kant, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche) as well as by representations of great personae of Czech history (Jan Hus, Karel Havlíček) in two important texts of the Czech philosophy of history – F. Palacký's History of the Czech Nation and T. G. Masaryk's Czech Question.