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By David Wyn Jones

a dead ringer for Vienna as a musical urban is a well-known one. Vienna has lengthy been linked to some of the most vital composers in Western song - from Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, in the course of the Strauss relatives, Brahms, Bruckner and Wolf, to Mahler, Lehár, Schoenberg and Webern. this present day, venerable associations just like the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Staatsoper and the Vienna Boys' Choir, including the shared satisfaction of citizens and viewers in its musical inheritance, make sure that a twin of a musical urban is undimmed.
This ebook explores the historical past of track in Vienna,focussing on 3 varied epochs, 1700, 1800 and 1900, an technique which permits the very varied relationships among tune and society that existed in every one of those sessions to be distinguished.Patronage, social functionality and viewers are key issues, set inside wider political and cultural advancements. the quantity is populated by means of emperors, princes, performers, publishers and writersas good as composers, and bargains with institutional and advertisement features along consultant person works. Music in Vienna focusses at the political and social function of music,broadening our realizing of the town as a musical capital. it is going to attract a large readership, together with song historians and political, cultural and social historians, in addition to the interestedgeneral reader.

DAVID WYN JONES is Professor of tune at Cardiff University.

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