Publication type: thematic catalogue
Publication lang.: eng.
This thematic catalogue mapping the works of Jan Hugo Vorisek (1791-1825) is the very first and also the most extensive work of its kind devoted to this Viennese composer of Czech origin. In addition to the catalogue, which is divided into two parts (works with and without opus numbers) and which includes musical incipits and basic information about the compositions, the publication includes a foreword with a detailed biography of Vorisek and evaluation of all dictionary articles about him to date, presenting many previously-unpublished facts gleaned from source materials. The catalogue fills a notable gap in Czech and worldwide musical historiography and significantly enriches knowledge about one of the greatest Czech composers from the period before Smetana. Published with financial support from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the catalogue is translated into English by Dr. Michaela Freeman and David Freeman.
Vorisek J H Thematic Catalogue