Department of Musicology, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc

 

Website: http://muzikologie.upol.cz

The department of Musicology at Palacký University Olomouc, the second oldest university in the Czech lands (founded in 1573), was established in 1946. At the present time the department is an institution which offers bachelor, master and doctoral programmes in the areas of theory and the history of music, and at the same time it is a scientific research centre. The foremost areas of interest of the music department in Olomouc are 19th and 20th century music, focused on leading figures of Czech music (Zdeněk Fibich, Leoš Janáček, Vítězslav Novák, Josef Suk etc.), and music theatre. Another specialism is to baroque music in the Czech lands (compositions by Pavel Josef Vejvanovský, Adam Michna from Otradovice, Italian opera in Bohemia and Moravia, music at the court of the Olomouc archbishops, etc). Particular attention is given to research in organology and ethnoorganology, music editing and music regionalism. The current task of the department is to establish a study programme, in the Anglo-American world known as “Popular Music Studies”.

Role of the partner: Creation of database of sources and bibliography to the history of music theatre in Moravia (1870-1920); collection of theatre posters for the opera, operetta productions of the municipal theatre in Olomouc and Opava; participation in a workshop of the project partners in Budapest, presentation of the latest outcomes of the project, and authorial share in publishing of a brochure from the workshop.

Previous cooperation with project partner: From 2009 to 2011, the partner was the principal investigator of the Czech Science Foundation project German opera Scene in Olomouc. Books concerning the music theatre: Lenka Křupková and Jiří Kopecký, Německá operní scéna v Olomouci I-II (1770-1878, 1878-1920), Olomouc: VUP, 2012; Provincial Theater and Its Opera. German Opera Scene in Olomouc (1770-1920), Olomouc: Palacký University, 2015.

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doc. PhDr. Lenka Křupková, PhD, Head of the Department of Musicology, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc . Between 2009 and 2011 she was the principal investigator of the Czech Science Foundation project on the German opera in Olomouc, performing important research in the field of music theatrical source studies.

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jiri kopecky

doc. PhDr. Jiří Kopecký, PhD, Associate Professor at the Department of Musicology, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc. An author with an important research experience in the field of 19th- and 20th-century music theatre.

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