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

John A. Rice

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ISBN 10: 0521825121 / ISBN 13: 9780521825122
Published by Cambridge University Press, 2003
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Unread. No markings in book. Binding is tight. From the DJ back cover: This is the first study of the musical achievements of Empress Marie Therese, one of the most important patrons in the Vienna of Haydn and Beethoven. Building on extensive archival research, including many documents published here for the first time, the author describes her activities as commissioner, collector and performer of music, and explores the rich and diverse musical cultures that she fostered at court. Bookseller Inventory # 3006952

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Title: Empress Marie Therese and Music at the ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Empress Marie Therese, second wife of Emperor Franz II, devoted much of her life to music. She played piano and sang, compiled a large music library and supported professional musicians and composers. This comprehensive survey of the Empress as musician and patron is based upon John Rice's discovery and analysis of extensive unpublished material from her private collection. In this work Rice introduces readers to the musical and cultural worlds of the Viennese court at the end of the eighteenth century.

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Empress Marie Therese, second wife of Emperor Franz II, devoted much of her life to music. She played piano and sang, compiled a large music library and supported professional musicians and composers. John Rice has uncovered and analysed a wealth of primary source material from Marie Therese's private collection, most of it never before published. This is the first book to attempt a comprehensive survey of Marie Therese as musician and patron, and with it Rice fills a gap in our understanding of the perdiod and its cultural world.

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