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Professor David Wyn Jones appointed to research panel in Vienna

13 March 2019

Lobkowitz Palace, Vienna
Lobkowitz Palace, a popular concert venue in Vienna c.1800

Professor David Wyn Jones has been appointed to advise on a new project, Concert Life in Vienna 1780-1830: Performances, Venues and Repertoires.

Based at the Institute for Musicology at the University of Vienna, the oldest musicology department in the world, the project aims to provide a public, searchable database of private and public concert life in the city, including virtual recreations of performance spaces.

Professor Jones has been appointed as one of seven members on the Scientific Advisory Board that will oversee the project, provide advice and review projects. He is the only panel member selected from outside Austria and Germany.

Much of Professor Jones’s research has been dedicated to studying music and musical life in Vienna in this period, including biographies of Haydn and Beethoven, and a specialist monograph on the history of the symphony in the city, The Symphony in Beethoven’s Vienna (Cambridge University Press, 2006). A more recent book takes a broader perspective: Music in Vienna, 1700, 1800, 1900 (Boydell Press, 2016).

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