The decision to invite a foreign conductor and orchestra to perform Smetana’s Ma vlast – a century-old musical symbol of Czech nationhood – at the opening of the Prague Spring festival prompted protests from various quarters in the Czech capital by JAN CLEAVE SINCE THE END OF WORLD War II, Czechs have annually paid homage […]

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