The article deals with little researched subject from the history of Czech music in the 20th century - public music life at the time of the Nazi Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (1939-1945). Based on research in Czech music journals of the time, which are listed in the article, it informs on important concerts and theatre performances, music festivals and festivities, taking place in Prague and other places in the Protectorate territory. It also follows the ways in which the press wrote about period music life, and tries - even if only in a preliminary way - to answer a difficult question - how much these activities corresponded with the official cultural politics of the Protectorate regime, and on the other hand, to what extent they manifested patriotic feelings and resistance against the enemy occupying power.
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