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

Kwan, Jonathan

Authors

Jonathan Kwan jonathan.kwan@nottingham.ac.uk



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.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Historical Journal
Print ISSN 0018-246X
Electronic ISSN 1469-5103
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 60
Issue 4
APA6 Citation Kwan, J. (in press). The Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815: diplomacy, political culture and sociability. Historical Journal, 60(4), doi:10.1017/S0018246X17000085
DOI https://doi.org/10.1017/S0018246X17000085
Publisher URL https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/historical-journal/article/congress-of-vienna-18141815-diplomacy-political-culture-and-sociability/40A00E9AB034C2E32EFF7D09295AEA36
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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