Beseda (Cz.: ‘friendly conversation’; pl. besedy)
- John Tyrrell
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....