Projekt kritické edice korespondence Bedřicha Smetany. Současný stav
CRITICAL EDITION OF BEDRICH SMETANA’S CORRESPONDENCE. A WORK-IN-PROGRESS
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The study offers the information on the current state of the project of the critical edition of Smetana’s correspondence conducted by the Museum of Bedřich Smetana (shortened as MBS). The edition forms a part of the scientific research project Personalities of the Czech Science and Culture 2005–2011 held by the National Museum. New acquisitions to the MBS were added to the list of letters, and completed with the information gained from other sources. The bulk of the correspondence was transcribed on the computer, and corrected against the originals, the whole mass of the correspondence from the MBS, and some parts from other institutions were digitalised, and a database for storing information contained in the letters was created. The final format of the edition will be generated on the basis of this database. Currently, the template of the critical edition of all letters sent and received by Smetana in chronological order is under construction, as well as are the generic structure, and problem-solving procedures applied during the editing of the documents: headings, transcription of the text, critical apparatus, indices. As a part of the study, attachment 1 contains the prescribed format of the transcription, and attachment 2 shows its practical application.
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