About the Łańcut music materials digitalisation project

The Łańcut Musicalia scientific and artistic project has been prepared and completed by the Horizon Art Society (based in Krakow) in cooperation with the Castle Museum in Łańcut. From April to December 2010, extensive work was carried out consisting in digitalization of the collection of Polish and German music held at the Castle Museum Library, complemented by a series of artistic events. The aims of the project are in line with the programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage to digitally preserve Poland’s library resources, and hence to popularise and safely archive them for a long time.

The digitalisation and popularisation of the Łańcut manuscripts and musical prints from the Lubomirskis’ and the Potockis’ collections involved their archiving as well as recording and organising accompanying artistic events. As part of the project, two albums were recorded with Polish and German soloists, and instrumental ensembles operating under the aegis of the Society – the Kamerata Krakowska Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of Professor Matthias Hermann, and the Horizon Ensemble.

In February 2010, the Łańcut Musicalia project, supported by the Horizon Art Society, received approval and a grant from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as part of the Digitalisation of library resources priority programme, and in March and April 2010, further grants from the Polish and German Cooperation Foundation and the Łańcut Municipality. The project was also co-financed by the Ministry of Science and Art of Baden-Württemberg and the State Higher School of Music (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst) of Stuttgart.

The Director of the Castle Museum in Łańcut offered extensive assistance for the project by providing broad access to the library resources as well as support in terms of both content and organisation.

The project was held under the honorary patronage of Mayor of the City of Łańcut Stanisław Gwizdak.

Project team

Project director:

Beata Płoska

Music director:

Prof. Matthias Hermann (Kamerata Krakowska)

Recording engineers:

Piotr Grinholc

Igor Stepanov

Academic and artistic supervision and sheet music critique:

Prof. Matthias Hermann

(State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart)

dr hab. Mirosław Płoski

(Academy of Music in Krakow)

Digital archiving of sheet music:

Jacek Wrzesiński

Mirosław Płoski (certificate)

Maryna Szewczuk

Library cooperation:

Tadeusz Baj

Computer typesetting of sheet music:

Matias Far

Natalia Koliko

Michał Papara

Articles on composers and their works:

dr hab. Mirosław Płoski

Prof. Matthias Hermann

Translation from Polish:

Xymena Pietraszek-Płatek (English)

Ben Koschalka (English)

Mirosław Wagner (German)

Matthias Hermann (German)

Jürgen Bach (German)

Ewa George (German)

Translation from German:

Mirosław Płoski

Graphic design of publications:

Ryszard Jachimczak

Michał Pieniążek

Website architecture:

Michał Pieniążek

Editing of the Internet subsite about the Łańcut music materials:

Mirosław Płoski

Assistant of the project director:

Iwona Wernikowska

Projekt wspierany przez Fundację Współpracy Polsko-Niemieckiej

Gefördert aus Mitteln der Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit


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