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

Kwan, Jonathan

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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.

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Kwan, J. (in press). The Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815: diplomacy, political culture and sociability. Historical Journal, 60(4), https://doi.org/10.1017/S0018246X17000085

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 4, 2017
Online Publication Date Jun 27, 2017
Deposit Date Jun 14, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jun 27, 2017
Journal Historical Journal
Print ISSN 0018-246X
Electronic ISSN 1469-5103
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 60
Issue 4
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S0018246X17000085
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/43571
Publisher URL https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/historical-journal/article/congress-of-vienna-18141815-diplomacy-political-culture-and-sociability/40A00E9AB034C2E32EFF7D09295AEA36
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