||Telling tales of music in Vienna -- 1700. Music at the imperial and royal court. Angelica, vincitrice di Alcina: an opera for the Habsburgs ; Three emperors : Leopold I, Joseph I and Karl VI ; Music in a fortress city ; Music and Habsburg identity -- Catholicism, ritual, and ceremony. The regulation of the liturgy ; Leopold I and pietas austriaca ; Johann Joseph Fux : composer and theorist -- Italian opera and the preservation of the Habsburg dynasty. Opera, representation and identity ; A coronation in Prague (1723) : political unity and musical conservatism.
||1800. Court, aristocrats, and connoisseurs. Mozart's coronation opera, Haydn's Te Deum ; Music and the Habsburg dynasty, music and the Habsburg family ; The aristocracy as leaders of private and public taste in music ; Prince Nicolaus Esterházy and Prince Joseph Lobkowitz ; Women play and sing their part : a forgotten history -- Demand, aspiration, and the ennobling of the spirit. Music in the market place ; Behind closed doors : piano, song and string quartet ; Music in Vienna in 1808 : the view of a patriot -- Music, war, and peace. In tempore belli ; 1792-1799 The First Coalition to the Peace of Campo Formio ; 1799-1805 The Second Coalition to the Treaty of Lunéville ; 1805-1809 The Third Coalition to the Peace of Pressburg ; 1809-1813 The siege of Vienna to the Treaty of Schönbrunn ; 1813-1815 The Fourth Coalition to the Congress of Vienna ; A glorious moment, a new future, the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde.
||1900. Vienna, city of music. Documenting the musical world ; Institutions and venues in the First District ; Beyond the Ringstrasse -- 'Seid umschlungen, Millionen.' Otto Nicolai concert, 18 February 1900 ; Beethoven and Wagner, Mozart and Haydn ; Memorialization and monumentalism ; Johann Strauss dedicates a waltz to Brahms -- From Johann Strauss to Richard Strauss. The Waltz King turns to operetta ; Old Vienna, new Vienna ; Richard Strauss and the future operatic ideal.
||The image of Vienna as musical city is a familiar one. Vienna has long been associated with many of the most significant composers in Western music - from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, through the Strauss family, Brahms, Bruckner and Wolf, to Mahler, Lehar, Schoenberg and Webern. Today, venerable institutions like the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Staatsoper and the Vienna Boys' Choir, together with the shared pride of residents and visitors in its musical inheritance, ensure that the image of a musical city is undimmed. This book explores the history of music in Vienna, focussing on three different epochs, 1700, 1800 and 1900, an approach which allows the very different relationships between music and society that existed in each of these periods to be distinguished. Patronage, social function and audience are key considerations, set within wider political and cultural developments. The volume is populated by emperors, princes, performers, publishers and writers as well as composers, and deals with institutional and commercial characteristics alongside representative individual works. 'Music in Vienna' focusses on the political and social role of music, broadening our understanding of the city as a musical capital. It will appeal to a wide readership, including music historians and political, cultural and social historians, as well as the interested general reader.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-260) and index.|
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