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Die Dommusik zu St. Stephan im 18. Jahrhundert in sozialgeschichtlicher Perspektive

Title in English Musical Life at the St. Stephen´s Cathedral in Vienna during the 18th Century in socio-historical perspective


Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Musicologica Brunensia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Cathedral St. Stephen; Vienna; music; musicians; Johann Georg Albrechtsberger; Leopold Hofmann; Sterbeqaurtal; Adjunktum; choir boys; social benefits; church reforms
Description This study deals with the living conditions and certainties of the singers and musicians who served in the Vienna Cathedral of St. Stephen during the 18th century. The focus is on so-called adjunct positions, the occupation of vacant positions and events after the death of a musician. Furthermore, the supply and teaching of choral boys are explained. To the most important changes during the 18th century belonged the new order of worship. These prescriptions of Joseph II influenced the frequency of the figural music performances as well as the financing, which is illustrated by examples.
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