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“Beethoven and Romantic Song” exhibition

Date: 01.04.2019 - 19.04.2019
Place: Jagiellonian Library, al. Mickiewicza 22 (enterance from ul. Oleandry 3)
Organiser: The musical manuscripts exhibition is part of the 23rd Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival
“Beethoven and Romantic Song” exhibition

The exhibition mainly consists of manuscripts and prints of the most important German and Polish song composers: from Beethoven, Schubert, Loewe and Moniuszko, through Mendelssohn, Schumann and Brahms, to Wolf, Mahler, Szymanowski and Penderecki.

Other exhibits include Franz Liszt’s letter to Maries Pleyel, a manuscript by I. J. Paderewski, as well as scores of Franz Schubert’s and Gustav Mahler’s music.

The exhibited manuscripts and musical prints are part of the collection of the Prussian State Library in Berlin, now kept in the Jagiellonian Library, as well as the Musical Collections of the Jagiellonian Library. The exhibition also features items from the Graphic and Cartographic Collection of the Jagiellonian Library.

Exhibition preview: 1 April, 12.00 noon

The preview will be accompanied by a piano recital by Krzysztof Książek.


  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Sonata in B Major KV 333
  • Fryderyk Chopin, 4 Mazurkas in G Minor Op. 24
  • Robert Schumann / Franz Liszt, Liebeslied "Widmung", S. 566

The admission is free.

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

19 April (Good Friday) 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

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