Prague Concert Life 1850-1881: an annotated database

This is a database survey of Prague musical life and culture over the years 1850–1881, founded upon the analysis and explication of references to all practical music activity appearing in Czech- and German-language periodicals of that period. It covers all types of music apart from music theatre and is conceived as an online scholarly resource freely available to the specialist academic community and to all those interested in Czech nineteenth-century music, history and culture.

This three-year project (February 2005 to January 2008) is funded by The Leverhulme Trust and administered by the School of Music of Cardiff University as part of the University’s Central European Music Research Centre (CEMRC).

The technical aspects have been designed by Cardiff University’s Computing and Information Services division (INSRV) in consultation with the project research Director and the principal Research Assistant. The source materials have been collected by researchers working in both the United Kingdom and in the Czech Republic.

Leverhulme Trust Cardiff University Information Services

What the database does

event records

event commentaries

search and navigation tools

features of interest to social and literary historians


Principal periodical sources the resource aims to cover (all Prague publications unless otherwise stated):


Project Director: Professor John Tyrrell, Cardiff University
Principal Research Assistant: Dr Karl Stapleton, Cardiff University
Lead Developer: Mike Jones, INSRV Cardiff University

Technical Development and Programming (INSRV Cardiff University): Jose Miguel Cossio, Philip Harris, Steffan Williams

Research Assistants: Gabriela Coufalová, Palacký University Olomouc; Jakub Michl, Charles University Prague; Alena Jakubcová, Charles University Prague; Miloš Štědroň jnr, Prague Conservatory

Language consultants: Jan Špaček, Masaryk University Brno; Anke Henkel, Cardiff University; Dr Richard Elfyn Jones, Cardiff University; Anke Caton, Cardiff University