The database of sources held at the Bohuslav Martinů Institute provides researchers with a complete account and thorough characterisation of materials of a source nature which are gathered in the library in the form of copies. The core of the database of sources is formed by the catalogue of compositions, providing basic information about individual Martinů pieces. Each composition is accompanied by a list of sources, including a detailed physical description. The database is kept up-to-date. The other part of the database includes exhaustive correspondence pertaining to Bohuslav Martinů and his work. The system also contains a list of persons and corporations that appear in the letters or are in some other manner related to the sources filed in the database. Searching in individual categories of the database of sources is very flexible; it is possible to apply full text search or according to precise criteria and filters (for searching in the database, see the help). Besides the correspondence, sources and editions of compositions, photographies of Bohuslav Martinů and his own drawings are registered in the system. Some of the documents are digitized.

The database of sources only includes materials of a source nature. Other documents related to the life and work of Bohuslav Martinů are processed in the catalogue of the library of the Bohuslav Martinů Foundation, which is also managed by the Institute (access to the library catalog here). The library has all available titles dedicated to Bohuslav Martinů, and basic musicological literature focused primarily on the music of the twentieth century. It also collects editions of Martinů music, articles from newspapers and magazines and concert programs, an important part of the library is also an extensive audio and video library (more information here).


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