Famous Czech Composers

Immerse yourselves into life stories of four great composers -  Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, Bohuslav Martinů - and their pieces of classical music. Step into the light room and enter the music of the four big names. Thanks to the unique synergy of light and music, you will feel even the smallest sound details of Smetana’s Vltava, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”, Janáček’s Sinfonietta and Bohuslav Martinů’s Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano and Timpani.
The unique stories of the four composers will be brought to you in an attractive large-format novella in pictures which will allow you to experience the most important moments of the artists’ lives together with them.  The original exhibits presented at the exhibition have been selected with utmost care. They include personal items that the composers wore and touched, but also objects of rare value, such as awards for their music. Some of them are on display for the very first time.
Among the real gems of incalculable value are the authors’ manuscripts of four remarkable pieces. The road takes you through the acoustic landscape of the four composers. You will dive into an intimate mosaic of exceptional as well as everyday motifs and a diverse selection of composition. Listening to them will allow you to better understand the environment in which the composers lived, the inspirations and experiences that had a  major impact on their thinking and creative process.

Art Direction

Martin Hejl

Architecture and Design

Martin Hejl, Lenka Hejlová, Jan Nálepa

Research

Kateřina Šípková

Story

Martin Hejl, Kateřina šípková

Illustration

Alexey Klyuykov, David Čumalo, Agáta Hrnčířová, David Šumava, Josef Šmíd

Sound and Music

Matouš Hejl

Light and Design

Jan Nálepa

Production

Dorota Jarošová

Collaboration

by PINK, superlative.works, AVT Group, Virgo Advertising, VOALA, National Museum in Prague and others

Photography

BoysPlayNice

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