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20150317

The Exhibition of Musical Manuscripts Beethoven – Brahms – Mahler

Date: 17.03.2015 - 03.04.2015
Place: Jagiellonian Library, Exhibition Room (entrance from ul. Oleandry 3)
Organiser: Jagiellonian Library
The Exhibition of Musical Manuscripts Beethoven – Brahms – Mahler

The theme of this year's exhibition: Beethoven – Brahms – Mahler connects with that of the entire 19. Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival and transports us into the space of great 19th-century symphonic music by evoking three figures of key importance to it: Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler

The theme of this year's exhibition: Beethoven – Brahms – Mahler connects with that of the entire 19. Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival and transports us into the space of great 19th-century symphonic music by evoking three figures of key importance to it: Ludwig van Beethoven, pioneer, precursor, and visionary, whose works were treated with near general reverence throughout the 19th century, Johannes Brahms, who continued the tradition of the symphony being a broad and simultaneously highly individual artistic form of expression, and Gustav Mahler, a composer of monumental works with an impressive wealth of timbre and texture for the orchestra.

In this year's exhibition, the works of the three composers were presented against the 18th- and 19th-century symphonic works of Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, Carl Loewe and Anton Bruckner, and also those of Polish 19th-century composers Karol Kurpiński, Józef Brzowski and Antoni Stolpe. By courtesy of Mr and Mrs Krzysztof Penderecki, the exhibition will be complemented by autographs of compositions of Krzysztof Penderecki, a successor to the great 19th-century symphonic tradition.

The exhibits come from the collection of the former Berlin State Library stored in the Jagiellonian Library, and also from the Department of Music Collection and the Department of Graphic and Cartographic Collection of the Jagiellonian Library. The facsimile edition of sketches for Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9 is on loan from the Library of the Department of Musicology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Curator: Michał Lewicki
Design: Mariusz Paluch

 

Exhibition opening hours:
Daily: 10:00 am–5:00 pm;
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Good Friday (3th of April): 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Admission free