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Inwentarz muzykaliów sanguszkowskich z II połowy XVIII wieku
An inventory of music belonging to the Sanguszko family from the second half of the eighteenth century

Author(s): Irena Bieńkowska
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Sanguszko family; inventory; Mannheim School; early Viennese style; instrumental music; eighteenth-century music;

Summary/Abstract: The Wawel Division of the State Archive in Cracow is in possession of materials from the court of the Sanguszko family, including an inventory of music once belonging to the Prince’s court, dating from the second half of the eighteenth century. The musical documents occupy just a few sheets in a volume of almost 500 pages in folio format. The volume contains a wide range of documents, mainly speeches, letters and poems, most of which were part of the collection of Barbara Sanguszkowa, née Dunin (1718–91). The inventory discussed here occupies fols. 161–165. It is neither dated nor annotated with the name of the collection’s owner. The inventory is divided into five parts – symphonies, concertos, arias, divertimenti and compositions for clarinet – and contains a total of 140 compositions. Every work in the list was provided with a musical incipit. Among the seventy-three symphonies in the list, we find works by composers representing both the Mannheim School and early Viennese style.

  • Issue Year: 62/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 48-89
  • Page Count: 42
  • Language: Polish