Papers of Jan Eaboun

Scope and Content

This collection consists of one bound volume containing MS pieces for solo piano (op.158-179) 1889-90. The following collections are contained: op. 158-160 Drei Frhlingslieder; op. 161-165 Den Deutschen Frauengewidnet; Huldigung den Frauen; Frauenrosen; Fnf Lyrische Poesien; op. 166-175 Goethe's Dichterliebe; Zehn Lyrische Poesien; and op. 176-179 Vier Altdeutsche Minnelieder. Also included is the visiting card of&xC8;aboun, with address amended.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jan Nepomut&xC8;aboun (also written as Czabaun, Caboun or Cabaun) was born the son of the organist Jakub&xC8;aboun on 4 February 1839 in Prague. He studied organ at the Organ School in Prague, graduating in 1856, and subsequently became owner of the Piano School in Prague in 1862 together with his wife Pavlna (born 29 October 1827). He was organist for two churches in central Prague during the period 1862-1870.

He was also a composer, and approximately 300 of his compositions survive in manuscript form. He concentrated on piano compositions and songs, but an opera 'Meluzina' ('The Wailing Wind') is also known. He received commissions for compositions from the Kaiser of Austria and the Kings of Belgium and Spain, as well as from other members of the aristocracy. He died in Prague on 10 February 1902.

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Listed by Charlotte Berry, Archivist, 27 Feb 2004 and encoded into EAD 1 June 2004. Biographical information provided by the Prague Conservatory, Czech Republic. Further information on the composer is available from the Czech Museum of Music (National Museum, Prague) and the National Library, Prague (Department of Music).

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Related Material

Other manuscripts are found at the Czech Museum of Music, one of the departments of the National Museum, Czech Republic.