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MUSICAL ARCHIVEOF THE KROMERIZ CASTLE

is one of the most remarkable collection of the kind in the Czech Republic. Its spine consistsof the 1050 pieces collectedby Liechtenstein, includingthe older Renaissance compositions by Jacobus Gallus. H. I. Biber, the most famous violinist in the 17th century, played the leader in Kromerizin 1668 - 1670, most of his compositions are treasured upin the authentic manuscript.P. J. Vejvanovský, the clarion player and the masterof the Bishop's band, handed here down more than 130 pieces. The collection, administered by professor J. Sehnal, comprises also several pieces by "younger" composers, such as K. Dittersdorf, J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart and worksby the Archduke Rudolph (modified and completedby Ludwig van Beethoven).