In the 20th century, Bedřich Smetana's fame was enhanced by the developments in music recording to sound media, and, given the fact that music requires no translator, it gradually spread almost all over the world. This music could thus be listened to not only from concert stages, but also at home, repeatedly. The music recordings became though a very popular means of gifting a loved person, but they also introduced a new kind of collecting, where people could directly compare recordings of the same composition as performed by different artists. The gramophone industry, as a newly emerging area of commerce with related advertising, often brought an additional value, namely the visual one. The exhibition presents the recordings of Bedřich Smetana’s works, focuses on important performers, conductors and musical ensembles. It brings the design of the labels as well, which reflects visual trends and style of the time at home as well as abroad.
Tickets can be purchased on-line or at the box office.
The e-ticket is valid for 30 days from the day of purchase for a one time entry.
Free admission (tickets only available at the box office): children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of disability cards and people accompanying them; holders of cards: ICOM, Slovak National Museum, Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card, CoolPass
Photography and filming for non-commercial purposes and without the use of flash and tripod included in the ticket price.
Please bring tickets purchased on-line (valid for 30 days from the date of purchase for a one time entry) printed or stored on your mobile phone.
The ticket must be kept for the duration of the entire visit.
Purchased tickets cannot be returned or changed.