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From the courts to the marketplace: The evolution of Viennese musical patronage, c. 1740–c. 1831
by Altizer, Katherine Rebecca Carter, M.A., West Virginia University, 2009, 84; 1478737
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wilkinson, Christopher
School: West Virginia University
School Location: United States -- West Virginia
Source: MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: European history, Music
Keywords: Austria
Publication Number: 1478737
ISBN: 978-1-109-63859-2
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