Prague Concert Life, 1850-1881

Event title:

Celebrations to mark the birthday of the Emperor Franz Joseph

Venue: Old Town Square

Parent Event:
Musical entertainment given by unspecified ensemble

Event type: State or civil events

Date: 18/08/1851

Season: Summer

Programme unspecified:

General participants:
  • unspecified participants: participating ensemble


A report appearing in Bohemia19/8/1851 recounted that in the early morning of 18th August cannons were fired to mark the birthday of ‘His Majesty our Emperor’. A parade took place from the ‘Bürgergarden’ and in the Old Town Square [Staroměstské náměstí]. A high mass was given in the Týn church and a celebratory mass took place in the cathedral of St Vitus at 11am attended by military and civil personnel. In the castle square the entire garrison then paraded, including injured soldiers and children. No mention was made of the musical content of any of these events.

Summary of sources:

Bohemia (19/08/1851)