Centrum Bohuslava Martinů

Bohuslav Martinů and EHL

European Heritage Label (EHL) – it is conferred to exceptional monuments with a specific symbolic value for Europe. It can also be an immaterial heritage.

The National Jury of the Czech Republic recommended the Polička’s proposal (together with the Monuments of Great Moravia) as a candidate for the year 2017.

Press review of the National Heritage Institute: https://www.npu.cz/cs/pro-media/19660-pamatky-velke-moravy-a-odkaz-hudebniho-skladatele-bohuslava-martinu-usiluji-o-oznaceni-evropske-dedictvi


Martinů in Europe and the World

The heritage of the Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959) belongs to Europe and the whole world, and it is based both on his musical works and on his attitude to life. He was born “between the sky and the earth” in the tower of St. James’ Church in Polička, in the room of a tower warden = a fire guard. The room is equipped with its original furniture and is open to public with the accompaniment of a guide from the Museum which is The Centre of Bohuslav Martinů in Polička. Martinů went to Paris where all streams of modern art were meeting. There he made his name as a composer of European significance. In his works he dealt with the themes of home roots and also the human solidarity and help. The Fascism made him to leave for the USA and after the war he returned to Europe where he lived in France, Italy and Switzerland, as he refused to come back to Communist Czechoslovakia. Twenty years after his death his remains were returned to Polička. His works sound not only in the local theatre but also in the concert halls in Europe and the rest of the world.



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Partner institutions / co-operation

International Martinu Circle (IMC) www.martinu.cz

Bohuslav Martinů Foundation in Prague www.martinu.cz

Bohuslav Martinů Society Japan www.martinu.jp

The Dvořák Society for Czech and Slovak Music, London www.dvorak-society.org

Dommuseum Salzburg www.kirchen.net/dommuseum/

Muzeum Ziemi Prudnickiej www.muzeumprudnik.pl

Kazantzakis Museum, Myrtia, Greece www.kazantzaki.gr

Czech Centres www.czechcentres.cz

The Tyl House, Municipal Theatre Polička www.tyluvdum.cz

Bohuslav Martinů  Fine Arts Elementary School, Polička www.zusbmpolicka.cz

The Town of Polička www.policka-mesto.cz

ROP NUTS II EU Investice do budoucnosti