Morzin Palace, Dolní Lukavice

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The Morzin Palace is a country estate in Dolní Lukavice, Czech Republic.

The Morzin palace in Dolní Lukavice


It is the hereditary estate of Count Morzin, an aristocrat of the Austrian Empire during the 18th century. Morzin is remembered today as the first person to employ the composer Joseph Haydn as his Kapellmeister, or music director;[1] the location of the Count's estate has been more precisely specified by Robbins Landon as German: Unter-Lukawitz (Czech: Dolní Lukavice), usually referred to as Lukavec. Robbins Landon, writing in 1988, adds "the castle, which still stands, is now used as a mental hospital." Jones (2009) says of the castle that is "still survives, though now empty and in a state of decay."[2]

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  1. ^ Lesser known is the Count Wenzel von Morzin, Czech Václav hrabě z Morzinu, who was Vivaldi's patron, and dedicatee of The Four Seasons; see Kapsa 2012.
  2. ^ Jones, David Wyn, "Lukavec", in Jones (2009)


  • Kapsa, Vaclav (2012) Account books, names and music: Count Wenzel von Morzin’s Virtuosissima Orchestra. Early music 40, 2012, p. 605–620, doi:10.1093/em/cas130.
  • Dies, Albert Christoph (1810) Biographical Accounts of Joseph Haydn, Vienna. English translation by Vernon Gotwals, in Gotwals (1968).
  • Gotwals, Vernon (1968) Haydn: Two Contemporary Portraits, Milwaukee: University of Wisconsin Press.
  • Griesinger, Georg August (1810) Biographical Notes Concerning Joseph Haydn. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel. English translation by Vernon Gotwals, in Gotwals (1968).
  • Jones, David Wyn (2009) Oxford Composer Companions: Haydn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Robbins Landon, H.C. and David Wyn Jones (1988) Haydn: His Life and Music, Thames and Hudson. Biography chapters by Robbins Landon, analysis and appreciation of the works by Jones.
  • Webster, James, and Georg Feder (2001), "Joseph Haydn", article in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (New York: Grove, 2001). Published separately as a book: The New Grove Haydn (New York: Macmillan 2002, ISBN 0-19-516904-2). Webster is the author of the biographical section and Feder the compiler of the catalog of works.
  • Webster, James. Program notes to the series of Haydn symphonies conducted by Christopher Hogwood, issued on Oiseau-Lyre; Volumes 1 and 2.

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