hungarian center
for early music


Research lies at the heart of the Haydneum’s work to rediscover and popularise and is integrally linked to training and performance

Under the direction of a scientific committee made up of experts in Hungarian-linked Baroque, Viennese Classical and early romantic musical life, research will be organised in the form of study areas and ambitious years-long research projects which will be supplemented by aspects of historical, social, musicological and performance practice and will lead in turn to the organisation of seminars, courses and conferences and the publication of digitised source material, books and scores. We are also offering scholarships to students who are committed to studying this repertoire.

Istvánffy: Conforto Aria Offertorium

Cooperation between the National Széchényi Library and the Haydneum

The National Széchényi Library's Digitisation Centre has been inaugurated, marking the beginning of a major collaboration between the National Széchényi Library and the Haydneum.

The National Széchényi Library has today inaugurated the largest and most modern digitisation facility of any public collection in Central Europe, capable of digitising 10 million pages per year and all types of documents in the library.

The aim of the collaboration between the OSZK and the Haydneum – Hungarian Centre for Early Music is to use the new digitisation centre to process, with the participation of Haydneum staff, musical and musicological remains of great cultural value from 1600 to 1850 in Hungary.

The Esterházy Collection, one of the most valuable holdings of the OSZK’s theatre and music library, contains manuscript scores of composers from the 18th to 19th centuries, including Haydn, Werner, Albrechtsberger and others. In the course of the cooperation, we plan to make the Early music scores and documents preserved in the OSZK available in digital form, and in line with our basic mission, these newly discovered works will soon be available in concert halls and on recordings, so that they can be presented to the general public.