The database of sources held at the Bohuslav Martinů Institute provides researchers with a complete account and thorough characterisation of materials of a source nature which are gathered in the library in the form of copies. The core of the database of sources is formed by the catalogue of compositions, providing basic information about individual Martinů pieces. Each composition is accompanied by a list of sources, including their detailed physical description, and list of editions of a particular work. The other part of the database includes exhaustive correspondence pertaining to Bohuslav Martinů and his work. The system also contains a list of persons and corporations that appear in letters or are in some other manner related to the sources filed in the database. Besides the above mentioned the database lists photographies of Bohuslav Martinů, his own drawings, and also artistic images of the composer. A part of the online archive is devoted to images from performances of Martinů stage works. Some of the documents are digitized and can be accessed online.

Searching in individual categories of the database of sources is flexible; it is possible to apply full-text search or according to precise criteria and filters (for searching in the database, see the help). 

The database includes mostly materials of a source nature. Other documents are processed in the catalogue of the library of the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation. The library has all available titles dedicated to Bohuslav Martinů, and basic musicological literature focused on the music of the twentieth century. It also collects editions of Martinů music, articles from newspapers and magazines, and concert programs, an important part of the library is also an extensive audio and video library (more information here).


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