Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang GmbH, 2014.
Book — 575 pages : illustrations, music ; 22 cm.
Contents: Musical patronage of King Ladislaus IV Vasa of Poland and Bishop Charles Ferdinand Vasa - Research history of Marcin Mielczewski (d. 1651) - Mielczewski's biography - Mielczewski's music and the repertoire of the Polish Vasa chapels - Issues relating to the performance of Mielczewski's compositions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This is the first monograph of the life and oeuvre of Marcin Mielczewski (d. 1651) that presents the best known Polish composer of seventeenth-century Europe. During the 1990s, while exploring a newly accessible collection of music manuscripts from Silesia (the Sammlung Bohn) held in the Berlin Staatsbibliothek, the author found 37 compositions signed M.M., which she ascribed to Mielczewski. This discovery, representing more than half the composer's known legacy, fuelled a considerable rise in interest in Mielczewski's output among musicologists and musicians. In this book, the current state of knowledge about Marcin Mielczewski's life and work is presented within the context of the musical patronage of King Ladislaus IV Vasa of Poland and his brother, Bishop Charles Ferdinand. (source: Nielsen Book Data)