Název: Giovanni Giacomo Komarek Boemo, (1648 Hradec Králové – ante 9.4.1706 Řím), hradecký (noto)tiskař v Římě
Zdrojový dokument: Musicologica Brunensia. 2009, roč. 44, č. 1-2, s. -45
ISSN1212-0391 (print)2336-436X (online)
Licence: Neurčená licence
It is not for chance we meet the nickname "Boemo" three times just in the music history, among the composers who cannot be considered as provincial ones: Giovanni Giacomo Komarek Boemo (1648-1706), A.R.P.M. Boleslaus Czernohorski, Padre Boemo (1684-1742), Giuseppe Misliwecek, detto il Boemo, Accademico Filarmonico (1737-1781). We dare say that Komarek was the only one who reached the top level of Roman art, science, Arcadia, cardinals, Papal Court and artists headed by A. Corelli and A. Scarlatti. -- In order to validate Komarek's role in the Rome, Italian, Bohemian and European music life, it was necessary to discover his birthplace, birthdate, death and separate his own activity within the years 1676-1706 from the family printing workshop KOMAREK bearing his surname until at least 1770. This separation was enabled by finding the Komarek's biographical data (born in Hradec Králové, Bohemia in 1648), especially his death date ante April 9, 1706 in Rome. We are forced to leave his biography open without archive sources between 1648-1669/1672 i.d. before his arrival to Rome. His acceptance among the correctors and typesetters in the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide in Rome was the decisive point made by Zaccaria Domenico Aksamitek, Boemo Pragensis (1611-1691). Komarek shared his household in the Collegio Nazareno since 1678, shortly after he had married the Roman Lavinia Natalini. He had been working for the Propaganda since 1669/1672 and we proofed his first private print in 1676, ten years earlier than stated by other researches. There were eight children born to his family between 1678-1695 in Palazzo Nazzareno and all of them were baptized in the nearby parish church S Andrea delle Fratte. His children godfathers on one side and his printing works on the other side illustrate Komarek's social and professional status. He denotes himself as the typographer and type flunder. The period between 1693 and 1701 may be considered the top faze for both his book and music printing. -- Today, we can attest so far only 14 of his known prints between 1701 and 1706 which witnesses the real Komarek's printing house paralysis. Comparing the so far known Komarek's prints (H. Beránková 111 items) we have enlarged the list up to 166 items from years 1676 to 1706. -- The key archive source to depict his thirty years of independent activity is the discovery of the inheritance list "Adhibitio hereditatis" dated April 19-23, 1706. The workshop passed into hands of his oldest son Giovanni Battista and another brother and sisters who stopped using the nickname "Boemo".