The Lobkowicz Music Archive

The Music Archive contains more than four thousand musical artifacts, including both manuscripts and printed editions. These were assembled over a three-hundred-year period by principal members of the family, who were great patrons, enthusiastic collectors, and often talented performers and composers. The archive is particularly rich in music of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Cartellieri, the Wranitzky brothers and many other composers. The earliest section of the archive includes precious Baroque tablatures and French instrumental and vocal pieces from the 17th century. Today The Lobkowicz Library in Nelahozeves Castle houses the musical materials, with the exception of a collection of liturgical works known as The Loreto Music Archive, which is preserved within the Lobkowicz Family Archives.

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Organization and Inventory of the Lobkowicz Music Collection

The Lobkowicz Music Archive forms part of The Lobkowicz Library, located from 1657 until 1942 at the family’s ducal residence in Roudnice nad Labem. Throughout the 19th century, the library was reorganized, inventoried, and recorded in a handwritten catalogue, which remains the only existing inventory of the collection until today. Only selected parts of the library (e.g., incunabula, Spanish and Italian prints) have been published in printed catalogues.

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