07/09/2020

FRANTIŠEK POSPÍŠIL’S RECORDINGS FROM THE SLOVÁCKO AND HANÁ REGIONS (1910), SERIES 18

New publication in the series “The Complete Historical Collections 1899–1950”

Besides recordings made in Croatian villages in South Moravia (already published in Series 11/1: “Croatian Recordings 1901–1936”), František Pospíšil’s fieldwork in the summer of 1910 resulted also in 14 recordings from the Slovácko and one from the Haná regions. Although this collection is not very large, it is of great interest: due to the border region, the specific dialects used, and the old folk songs presented, these recordings are today classified as outstanding items. Pospíšil also took photographs, now kept in the Moravian Museum in Brno. Thanks to the cooperation with its director, Hana Dvořáková, Pospíšil’s legacy from 1910, though held in two institutions, is now reunited in this publication, enriched by comments from Hana Dvořáková and Lucie Uhlíková (Institute of Ethnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno).

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