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Beseda (Cz.: ‘friendly conversation’; pl. besedy)locked

  • John Tyrrell

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Several subsidary meanings developed in the 19th century; those connected with music are listed below.

(1) A type of social entertainment (often with instructive aims) or concert. This meaning developed in the 1840s during the Czech National Revival as a manifestation of middle-class cultural activity and could include declamation, music or dance....

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