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Empress Marie Therese and Music at the Viennese Court, 1792-1807

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ISBN-10: 0521825121

ISBN-13: 9780521825122

Edition: 2003

Authors: John A. Rice

List price: $149.99
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Empress Marie Therese, second wife of Emperor Franz II, devoted much of her life to music. John Rice has uncovered a wealth of primary source material from Marie Therese's private collection, most of it never before published, and written a comprehensive survey of Marie Therese as musician and patron.
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Book details

List price: $149.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/24/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 408
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Acknowledgements
List of illustrations
List of tables
List of music examples
List of abbreviations
Two intertwining family trees: the Habsburg-Lorraines of Vienna and the Bourbons of Spain and Naples
Note about quotations
Introduction
The Empress as collector of music
Marie Therese's musicians
The Empress as soprano
Private concerts
Celebrations of Franz's birthday and nameday
Musical caprice
Marie Therese's influence on music in the public sphere
The Empress as conceiver, commissioner, and shaper of musical works
Il conte Clo: a birthday cantata from inception to performance
Joseph Haydn and Beethoven between Court and nobility
Epilogue
Marie Therese's collection of church music
Marie Therese's musical diary, 1801-1803
Paer's letters to the Empress
Correspondence between Paisiello and Marie Therese
Documents pertaining to the development and performance of Paer's Il conte Clo
Bibliography
Index