National Library hosts exhibition commemorating WW1

BELGRADE -- A visiting exhibition of the National Museum in Kruševac opened this week at the National Library of Serbia in Belgrade.

(Tanjug)
(Tanjug)

The exhibition, "The Legacy of Stevan and Stanislav Binički", is part of the events organized to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

The valuable testimony about the lives and work of Stanislav Binički, one of the most significant representatives of Serbian classical music, and his father Stevan - the less widely known but a no less significant figure, a Serbian military officer and engineer of bridges on the Morava River - is now open to visitors at the National Library.

Stanislav Binički was a celebrated Serbian composer and conductor who founded the Belgrade Military Orchestra and co-founded the Serbian Music School, was made possible by the Ministry of Culture and Information, National Library of Serbia Acting Director Svetlana Jančić said.

The visiting exhibition is a unique opportunity to highlight the significance of the Binički legacy and see original scores of Serbian folk songs from 1921.

Also on display are personal documents, family photographs, sheet music and personal items, valuable and authentic material, original manuscripts and the first printed edition of the famous "March on the Drina," composed by Stanislav Binički almost a hundred years ago in honor of Colonel Milivoje Stojanović, the celebrated commander of the Iron Regiment who died a heroic death in the Battle of Cer.

The exhibition will be open through September 6.