Convent Music and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Vienna by Janet K. Page

By Janet K. Page

Janet web page explores the interplay of tune and piety, court docket and church, as noticeable throughout the courting among the Habsburg courtroom and Vienna's convents. For a interval of a few twenty-five years, encompassing the top of the reign of Emperor Leopold I and that of his elder son, Joseph I, the court's emphasis on piety and track meshed completely with the musical practices of Viennese convents. This at the same time important organization disintegrated in the course of the eighteenth century, and the altering dating of courtroom and convents finds whatever of the advanced connections one of the Habsburg courtroom, the Roman Catholic Church, and Viennese society. opting for and discussing many musical works played in convents, together with oratorios, performs with tune, feste teatrali, sepolcri, and different church song, web page finds a golden age of convent song in Vienna and sheds gentle at the convents' mind-blowing engagement with modern politics.

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Young archduchesses H III:165 H II:335 H II:341, III:191 May 3, 1750 Fräulein von Koller (Schw. Juliana), clothing Bishop Marxer presided Dec. 17, 1753 Franziska, Gräfin Cavriani, and Marianna, Gräfin Cavriani, entrance Elisabeth Jell (Schw. Maria Francisca), profession Josepha, Freiin von Sauer [Schw. Thekla], clothing Liserl Willingner, entry Gräfin von Lamberg, Graf von Cavriani, the girls’ mother, and Gräfin von Breuner Jan. 3, 1754 Jun. 13, 1754 Sep. 13, 1754 Baroness Caroly and Frau von Wirz Music from outside, with two choirs of trumpets and timpani, paid for by the young Herr Koller.

1751: orglmacher . . ]49 Jan. 18, 1771: to the organ maker . . payment . . ]50 1776: during the year 1776 I tuned the organ, in all twice: the positiv for the Feast of St. Clara and the large organ for Advent . . 3 fl. . 51 Apr. 1744: The convent employed some of the most well-connected organ-makers and tuners in the city, suggesting that music at the institution was not so far removed from the exalted circles of the court and St. Stephen’s. Ferdinand Schrötter (ca. 1697–1761) and Gottfried Sonnholz (ca.

15 (St. Nikola), A1/3, A-Wsa. 15 (St. Nikola), A1/2, 21. ), Festschrift Wilhelm Fischer zum 70. Geburtstag überreicht im Mozartjahr 1956 (Innsbruck: Sprachwissenschaftliches Seminar der Universität Innsbruck, 1956), 109–22. I thank Michael Lorenz for information on the Keller family. Joseph Haydn, “Letzte Wille,” fol. ” See also H. C. Robbins Landon, Haydn: Chronicle and Works, vol. V: The Late Years: 1801–1809 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1977), 381, and Schmid, “Josef Haydns Jugendliebe,” 121–22.

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