Pozůstalost Karla Zvěřiny (1871–1944) v Městském muzeu v Netvořicích
THE ESTATE OF KAREL ZVERINA (1871-1944) IN THE NETVORICE TOWN MUSEUM
Karel Zverina (1871-1944) was appointed a teacher and later a school-director in Krecovice between 1894 and 1930. His papers, today in the Town Museum in Netvorice, near Krecovice, contain a number of documents concerning his Krecovice principal, the school director Josef Suk, and his family - mainly his son, the composer Josef Suk, and his father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak. There are, among others, letters by Josef Suk sen., and a print of his festive speech from 1893, describing the hard life of a 19th century village teacher, anecdotes from Antonin Dvorak's visits to Krecovice, written by Zverina, as well as his drawing of the Krecovice church organ-loft and interior, marking places taken by the important guests (the Czech Quartett, Antonin Dvorak, members of his and Josef Suk's family), and, especially, one letter written by the composer Josef Suk and several drafts of his works, including the title leaf of Pod jabloni op. 20 - the only existing remainder of the original eighteen-page draft of this composition.
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