The Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815: diplomacy, political culture and sociability

Kwan, Jonathan (2017) The Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815: diplomacy, political culture and sociability. Historical Journal . ISSN 1469-5103

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Abstract

On 29 November 1814, the Austrian Emperor Francis, the Russian Tsar Alexander, and the Prussian King Frederick Wilhelm, along with 6,000 others, attended a concert in Vienna's Redouten Hall; Beethoven personally conducted three of his works: the Seventh symphony, the bombastic ‘Wellington's victory’, and a newly written cantata entitled ‘The glorious moment’. In this cantata, the figure of ‘Vienna’ sings the following words:

Oh heaven, what delight!

What spectacle greets my gaze!

All that the earth holds in high honour

Has assembled within my walls!

My heart throbs! My tongue stammers!

I am Europe – no longer one city.

Item Type: Article
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of History
Identification Number: 10.1017/S0018246X17000085
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 11:44
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 16:32
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/43571

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