This second volume completes the historic-critical edition of the Viennese music essays and reviews of August Wilhelm Ambros. Funded by a grant from the FWF, this volume contains a total of 126 reviews and essays that Ambrose wrote in Vienna in the last three years of his life. Composed primarily for the Wiener Zeitung, these articles represent a kind of summation of Ambros’s lifelong work as a music critic. They are also important in the context of the European music-aesthetic and critical discourse of the second half of the nineteenth century. Although Ambros did not live to experience the first complete performance of Wagner’s Der Ring der Nibelungen and the première of Brahms’ First Symphony in 1876, his texts paint a multi-faceted picture of musical life in Vienna on the eve of these two key events in Eureopan musical history.