Jurková Zuzana


The following text is focused on the rise of a new, post-revolutionary
(after the 1989 “Velvet Revolution”) pantheon on the Prague music scene.
Two distinct modalities are discussed: a “state-supported” one, represented by
the opera Toufar (the title hero of which is a priest-martyr of the Communist
regime), and a subversive one, represented by the musical Velvet Havel!
The ethnographic descriptions show both similarities in the music forms
and languages, and a distinctiveness regarding the stakeholders.
Through interviews with the authors of the presented works, the driving
forces behind the rise of music representations are revealed, and the basic
premises of contemporary collective memory studies about its constructed
nature and about its collective-identity-forming character are confirmed.


Prague; collective remembering; music

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Vydání: 20, 2018, 2