Record Collection of Pavle Beljanski

22 June – 22 August 2021

Author: Jasmina Jakšić Subić, senior curator, the Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection

Following the show in Novi Sad in autumn 2020, the exhibition of the Pavle Beljanski Memorial Collection ’Music Intermezzo: the Record Collection of Pavle Beljanski’ will be visiting the SASA Gallery.

This collection testifies both to the collector’s taste and his dedication to music, and changes in the musical industry in the interwar period. The collection of gramophone records of Pavle Beljanski comprises more than 90 records for listening at 78 and 80 rpm of representative editions of classical music on shellac records by world-famous label companies such as ’Columbia Records’, ’His Master’s Voice’, ’Pathé’, ’Polydor’.

Various works by distinguished composers of the baroque period, the first Viennese school, romanticism and the early 20th century have been preserved (J. S. Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and the 19th-century giants such as Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Wagner, Smetana and others) and there are also records of live performances.

The exhibition is accompanied by the catalogue of Pavle Beljanski’s record collection with texts of the author of the project Jasmina Jakišić Subić, senior curator and musicologists Prof. Ira Prodanov, PhD and Milan Milojković, PhD of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad.