Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881

Event title:

'Austria-Fest', musical entertainment given by multiple military music ensembles

Venue: Zdekauer's Garden

Event type: Popular social musical and dance events

Date: 15/07/1850 pm

Season: Summer

Programme including:

General participants:
  • ensemble of Imperial Infantry Regiment of Dom Miguel: organizing institution
  • ensemble of Infantry Regiment of Airoldi: participating ensemble
  • ensemble of Infantry Regiment of Baron von Wimpffen: participating ensemble
  • WHIT, Emil: director of ensemble
  • ROSENKRANZ, A.: director of ensemble
  • LIPPERT, ?: director of ensemble
WHIT, Emil : march Austria-Fest-Marsch, orch
ROSENKRANZ, A. : unspecified Polka, orch
LIPPERT, ? : unspecified mazurka, orch


Bohemia 12/7/1850 published advance news of this event, reporting that on Monday 15th July, unless the weather was unfavourable, a ‘großes “Austria-Fest”’ would take place in Zdekauer’s Garden. Three bands of Imperial Infantry Regiments, namely of Dom Miguel, Baron Wimpffen and Airoldi, were to perform the newest and favourite compositions. A particular attraction of the event was noted to be the presentation by the organizer, Mr Just, of a piano compendium of three new compositions written by Kapellmeisters Whit, Rosenkranz and Lippert especially for this occasion to the Ladies as they were admitted to the garden. No further details of the occasion were related by this source.

The Tagesanzeiger text of Bohemia 14/7/1850 contained details of this event, specifying the date, venue, that the event would take place in the afternoon, and the title ‘Austriafest’.

Summary of sources:

Bohemia (12/07/1850)
Bohemia (14/07/1850)