This study consolidates available scholarship on music patronage in Vienna c.1740–c. 1831, attempting to present a panoramic view of patronage during the Viennese transition to free-market capitalism. It considers the broad political, economic, and social context in which patronage occurred and analyzes the relationships between the Viennese administrative middle class, which emerged during the reign of Maria Theresa and was firmly established by the time of the so-called Biedermeier Era, and the Viennese high and new aristocracies. The study traces venues and opportunities for music-making, including Hauskapellen, salons, royal, aristocratic, and middle-class homes, and concert halls, as well as signifiers of a free market for music, including public instrumental concerts, music publishing, musical entrepreneurship, and musical societies.
|School:||West Virginia University|
|School Location:||United States -- West Virginia|
|Source:||MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||European history, Music|
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