The Vienna Furniture Collection houses around 176,000 pieces including items belonging to Empress Maria Theresa, Emperor Joseph II
, and Franz Joseph I, and Charles I.
However, Emperor Joseph II
did not like how much money was spent on the scenes and he banned them from churches in the late 18th century.
The heavy stone gates of the star-shaped fortress built in the days of Joseph II
gape ominously, thanks to its tragic history in World War II and decades more as a prison.
In 1784, Joseph II
initiated an austerity program including simplified burial customs.
, and Mayo due to the abundance of griddles and chip stones (which were used as teeth in cassava graters).
The Charmed Circle: Joseph II
and the "Five Princesses," 1765-1790
After hearing Mozart play a piece commissioned in his honor, Emperor Joseph II
gave an interesting and somewhat amusing appraisal of the music: "My dear young man.
Jones is best known for his roles as Emperor Joseph II
in Amadeus, Edward R.
of Los Angeles, CA; a daughter, Michele A.
The second volume of Beales's biography of Joseph II
covers the years in which he ruled the Habsburg lands (today over a dozen sovereign states) after Maria Theresa's death in 1780.
Amadeus: The Director''s Cut (Sky Movies Drama & Romance, 11.25pm) Composer Antonio Salieri is a favoured artist in the court of Austrian emperor Joseph II
, but he finds himself pushed aside in favour of a young Mozart.
The arrival in the city of two renowned composer-pianists, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Muzio Clementi, prompted Emperor Joseph II
to stage such a contest for his aristocratic friends.