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Muzyka na dworze księcia Hieronima Floriana Radziwiłła
Music at the court of Prince Hieronim Florian Radziwiłł

Author(s): Irena Bieńkowska
Subject(s): Cultural history, Music
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Prince Radziwiłł’s court; music at princely courts; Hieronim Florian Radziwiłł; Polish 18th-century magnates; 18th-century music
Summary/Abstract: A discussion of various aspects of the musical culture of the princely court of Hieronim Florian Radziwiłł, who competed in this respect with King Augustus III. Using inventories, the author presents prints and musical manuscripts from the library collections of Biała and Nieśwież, as well as instruments used in the 18th century; she also identifies and describes the interiors in which concerts and musical productions took place. She describes the way bands functioned in residences in Biała (Podlaska) and in Słuck, the recruitment mechanisms of musicians, their working and living conditions, the attitude of Prince Radziwiłł towards them, and the education system of the local musicians.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-2176-1
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-2188-4
  • Page Count: 516
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Polish