Boleslav Kalenský (-Schnabel) (1867–1913)

Czech music critic, organiser of music events, author of studies on Russian music, translator from Russian. Kalenský was the chief editor of a festschrift dedicated to Dvořák, published by the artists’ association Umělecká beseda in 1912. He, himself, wrote a lengthy study which took up a considerable part of this commemorative volume: Antonín Dvořák, his early days, episodes from his life, and his progression towards independence. The study provides an important source material, particularly regarding the circumstances surrounding the composer’s youth, since Kalenský, a close friend of Dvořák, based his work on events Dvořák, himself, had described to him. Kalenský also wrote a biography on Dvořák which was never published.