This article offers a new understanding of Leopold II's imperial accession, positing the coronation as a vibrant context for music culture.
Contrary to narratives that position Mozart's concert above all others, I argue that this was far from the case according to his contemporaries.
After leaving Vienna, Böhm took his new company on tour, where it was active in Salzburg and Augsburg between 17.
Böhm's troupe then performed in Frankfurt, Mainz, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Aachen for the next seven years.
In the autumn of 1790 Mozart undertook the penultimate journey of his life to participate in the coronation of Leopold II as Holy Roman Emperor in Frankfurt am Main.
His attendance and performance at this significant imperial gathering were an investment designed to improve his fortunes. Though it was a key political event, and despite its significance as one of Mozart's final sojourns, not much more is known about the music of the Frankfurt coronation.See Bauer, Deutsch and Eibl, eds, One need only consult a handful of studies investigating eighteenth-century German music to see the many inconsistent ways in which the Holy Roman Empire is described, if at all.It is frequently dismissed entirely or otherwise used synonymously or confused with polities that never were (in this case the ‘Habsburg Empire’) or with subsequent empires (including the Austrian and Austro-Hungarian Empires).This study expands on material in the fourth chapter of my doctoral dissertation, ‘The Theatre of Politics and the Politics of Theatre: Music as Representational Culture in the Twilight of the Holy Roman Empire’ (University of Southampton, 2015).Unless otherwise stated, all translations are my own.For their invaluable feedback on earlier versions of this article I am sincerely grateful to Bruce Alan Brown, Sterling E.Murray, Steven Zohn and the anonymous reviewers of this journal.Historiographically, the Holy Roman Empire has been traditionally deprecated as a fragile and declining polity, whose downfall in 1806 was inevitable after 1648.For the differences between the monarchy and Reich as well as scholarship that rejects and corrects the misguided interpretation of the Holy Roman Empire as a defunct polity see Although the Habsburgs had served as emperors nearly exclusively for hundreds of years, the election in 1790 was not a foregone conclusion, as there was no King of the Romans (an elected heir apparent). Gibt es Online-Quellen auf die zugegriffen werden kann? Josef Ackermann: Der Einfluss des Geldes auf das reale Wirtschaftsgeschehen : e. Analyse, 1977, ISBN 9783261029829, Bern, Frankfurt am Main, Las Vegas : Lang, Dissertation Dr. Josef Ackermann, Vorsitzender des Vorstands und des Group Executive Committee der Deutschen Bank AG. Auszüge der Arbeit sind bei Emule verfügbar, unter: ed2k://|file|Josef_Ackermann-Einfluss_des_Geldes.pdf|5062294|486126E70CC936B1B445030195547C1F| Liefert Google Books Teile der Arbeit?