Presentation of Nade Bezic's book 'Music Walking in Zagreb' will be held on Thursday, 19. January, at 18 lessons at the Great Hall of the School Book in Zagreb, Masarykova 28, III. floor. After introductory speech dr. Sc. Ante Žužula, President of the Supervisory Board of the School Book, will be presented by the academic Josip Bratulić, author of the Ph.D. Nada Bezic and editor Petra Pavić.
A detailed guide to the musical points of the city 'Music Walking in Zagreb' is a book about the past and the present of Zagreb. It takes readers from home to the home wherever there is some serious music, streets and mirogojs avalanches, stopping at the monuments and concert halls. The bible of the musical life, based on the art of sound, the book extends the reader's perspective and looks, looks up the streets that are so many times gone by, looking not so treasured in the museums or the grave of some worthy musician.
The book provides information about music locations in four of the most attractive areas in the center of Zagreb (Upper Town, Kaptol, Green Horseshoe, Ilica); is a memorial to the musicians - the streets carry their name, monuments and memorials, the graves at Mirogoj; reveals what is related to music in the biggest museums in Zagreb. The most important concerts and theater spaces are described in more detail, and open-air music is also covered.
Zagreb with this book gets a complete overview of all locations important for serious music. Surprisingly, there are short stories about the various areas where music is performed, taught, composed, distributed, or has a memorial on it. The author deals with different periods, most of which speaks of the last two centuries. He writes about contemporary music in Zagreb, encouraging readers to walk through the streets and meet the city, find monuments, pay homage to the deceased at Mirogoj and, of course, go to concerts and theaters. Book books (city and Mirogoy maps, photos and other illustrations, precise and rich listings ) completes the text.
Given that it is the first such book in Croatia, it also gives a methodological contribution to music publishing in us and will serve as a model for other cities. Namely, although the title suggests that they belong to a similar area, the books published so far describe the history of music in these cities, sometimes shown in a very narrow segment.
This work brings many new data and corrects some common mistakes from other books. Music has been present in various appearances in very different conditions, both historical and political, and in some places these circumstances are inevitable, such as the music that followed Tita and Tuđman. Unlike other books, this is an emphasis on where life is happening and how much we can find out about this space, and the repertoire itself and the protagonists of a music event are in the second plan.
These works have been the fruit of a long-term research of music in Zagreb. It all began with a walk in which the author was a tourist guide to a group of colleagues from abroad. The current knowledge and passion for storing stories and hits from the music of Zagreb has been transformed into a series of well-listened shows on III. program of Croatian Radio. And it is a pity that these radio walks remain in the memory of the listener, so they have to be recorded on paper. The research was followed by a doctoral work from the musicology of Zagreb's Music Topography by 1799. to 2010. '