The creation of the book, and thus the entire project of mapping and reconstruction of the Rotterdam story of music composer and conductor František Škroup, was supported by a creative grant from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. Thank you!

Welcome to, the official website for the book "Kde domov můj?" (Subtitle: The Rotterdam story of František Škroup.) This website is dedicated to providing readers with information about the book and the talented composer it is based on.

František Škroup was an outstanding Czech conductor, highly respected throughout Europe in his time. He was also a music composer, the author of the first Czech opera, and last but not least, the author of the song "Kde domov můj", which was first performed in Josef Kajetán Tyl's play "Fidlovačka aneb Žádný hněv a žádná rvačka" on the stage of the Stavovské Theatre in Prague on December 21, 1834. Later, this song became the Czech national anthem. This year (2024), the song "Kde domov můj" will celebrate the 190th anniversary of its first public performance.

František (Jan) Škroup (Skraup), portrait by Antonín Machek from 1840

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