Lietuvos teatro, muzikos ir kino muziejus

The Music Department stores collections of persons (composers, conductors, opera soloists, ballet artists, and directors), music groups (orchestras, ensembles, and choirs), musical theatres and societies. Creative heritage of Juozas Naujalis, Konstantinas Galkauskas, Mykolas Bukša, Juozas Grybauskas, Kipras Petrauskas, Ona Zabielaitė-Karvelienė, Jadvyga Jovaišaitė, and Bronius Kelbauskas is especially valuable. Recently, archives of Lithuanian emigrants have been sent from different countries of the world, which reflect cultural life of Lithuanian emigrants in the Western.

The department may be proud of a valuable collection of musical instruments of the 18th -20th centuries which contains instruments made in Lithuanian and foreign countries (harmonium, pianos, grand pianos, bandoneons, kanklės (Lithuanian chordophone), birbynės (Lithuanian aerophones), etc.) and original mechanical musical instruments (polifonai, simfonionai - čia galbūt galima versti pagal tarptautine morfologija, polyphones, symphoniones, bet gal yra kokie spec. terminai?, orchestrion, pianola, etc.). There are especially valuable legendary musical instruments of famous personalities of culture, for example, grand piano "Oszmianiec" (around 1930), a lover of Adam Mickiewicz, Maryla Puttkamer- Wereszzakowna, who inspired the poet by her music sounds, played in a Puttkamer manor. The piano Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis played in 1905-1906 conducting a Lithuanian choir in Warsaw, is also stored there as a relic as well as the pianos of a ballet artist Genovaitė Sabaliauskaitė, and a composer and conductor Juozas Tallat-Kelpša, piano player Gytis Trinkūnas.

There is a large collection of music recordings accumulated. It is made of the plates recorded in the beginning of the 19th century and later, compact plates and sound plates with recordings of famous singers, instrumentalists, conductors and ensembles.

The library of the Department of Music stores sheet music collections, opera claviers, scores, and various publications issued in the end of the 19th century and in the beginning of the 20th century.

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