2014 Around Dvořák Disc 3
× Members of the Lobkowicz family, one of the most prominent Bohemian noble lineages dating back to the fourteenth century, have ranked for generations among the Western world’s most significant arts patrons. The seventh Prince Lobkowicz, Joseph Franz Maximilian, was a benefactor to Haydn and Beethoven and was the dedicatee of Haydn’s Opus 77 string quartets, nicknamed the Lobkowicz Quartets. Beethoven, too, dedicated numerous works to the prince, including his Opus 18 (Disc V) and 74 quartets, the song cycle An die ferne Geliebte , and his Third, Fifth, and Sixth Symphonies. Disc III, comprising works dedicated to the seventh prince, celebrates the Lobkowicz family’s rich cultural legacy.