Thursday, September 22, 2022

1200 Years of Moravia

Tomorrow evening there's a concert at the Brno Exhibition Centre to commemorate the first written mention of Moravia back in 822 AD.  1200 years ago!  The Brno Philharmonic will perform Janáček's Sinfonietta, his most famous work, for an audience of 1200 people.

Back in the autumn of 822, the Frankish King Louis I the Pious, who was the son of Emperor Charlemagne, went to Frankfurt am Main to spend the winter after a hunting trip.  While he was there a congress was held where the envoys of all of the Eastern Slavs could be heard.  The Moravians were among those there and this is the first written mention of Moravia and the Moravians.  

The concert sounds nice but unfortunately I've already got plans.  

Update 2022:  Here's a short YouTube video I found from the concert.


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