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Eminent authorities examine Vienna's history and politics, class structure, and social conventions. They describe private and public entertainments, including music and dance, as well as classical and popular Viennese theater, both of which achieved special greatness in the early nineteenth century. They investigate the historical layers of architecture and sculpture that ...more
Hardcover, 283 pages
Published October 20th 1997 by Yale University Press
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A collection of essays describing Vienna (and, to some extent, Europe) during Franz Schubert’s lifetime, Schubert’s Vienna is a more-interesting-than-not survey of the politics, culture, and history of a fascinating time and place in history. Some of the authors rely on a style I refer to as academic grandstanding (rambling, overly long analysis studded with big words just for the sake of it), and some of the essays felt needlessly long, but it is an interesting read. If nothing else, it was fun ...more