Musical Autographs of Otakar Ostrčil in the Czech Museum of Music
|Keywords||Otakar Ostrčil – autograph – Czech Museum of Music – thematic catalogue – critical analysis of sources|
|Citation||KRATOCHVÍLOVÁ, Markéta . Musical Autographs of Otakar Ostrčil in the Czech Museum of Music. Musicalia. Journal of the Czech Museum of Music / Časopis Českého muzea hudby . Prague: National Museum, 2013, 5(1-2), 139-156. ISSN 1803-7828 (Print), 2533-5634 (Online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/mjotcmom/5-1-2/musical-autographs-of-otakar-ostrcil-in-the-czech-museum-of-music|
This article presents findings from work on a catalogue of the compositions of Otakar Ostrčil (1879–1935), and focuses on autograph musical sources deposited in the Music History Division of the Czech Museum of Music. This institution is the main repository of sources for research concerning Ostrčil’s life and work, because it has succeeded in acquiring most of his preserved autograph scores and also holds the extensive papers of the Otakar Ostrčil Society, containing besides materials pertaining to the business of the Society itself also many sources for the composer’s works including autographs, especially sketches. However, by contrast with other Czech composers such as Dvořák, Smetana, Fibich, Novák, Suk, and Nedbal, so far Ostrčil lacks a separate inventory in the museum.