Musical manuscripts exhibition preview

17 March 2015 saw the grand opening of the exhibition Beethoven – Brahms – Mahler in the Jagiellonian Library. The event was part of the 19th edition of the Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, the main part of which takes place in Warsaw (22 March–3 April). The participants included the Rector of the Jagiellonian University Prof. Wojciech Nowak and the Vice Rector for University Development Prof. Maria-Jolanta Flis, as well as the director of the Festival, Elżbieta Penderecka. The preview was accompanied by a piano recital by Julia Kociuban.

This year's exhibition is related to the festival's main theme. It is devoted to the three composers mentioned in its name: Ludwig van Beethoven, a musical pioneer and visionary, Johannes Brahms, who  perceived symphony as a way of individual artistic expression, and Gustav Mahler, who composed rich, monumental pieces.

The exhibition features Beethoven's manuscripts from the collection of the Berlin State Library: Eroica and Symphony No. 9 sketchbooks, Symphony No. 7 and Symphony No. 8 autographs, as well as Johannes Brahms' Triumphlied autograph and Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9 facsimiles. Other exhibited items include autographs by other 18th and 19th century composers: J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, F. Schubert, F. Mendelssohn, C. Loewe and A. Bruckner. Two autographs by Krzysztof Penderecki are also displayed.

The exhibition, curated by Michał Lewicki, will be open until 3 April 2015. The admission is free.

Data publikacji: 17.03.2015
Osoba publikująca: Mariusz Kopiejka