Alfred Guillaume Gabriel Orsay - 26 July, 1830

from Anecdotes of Celebrities of London and Paris, to which are added the last recollections of Captain Gronow, formerly of the 1st Foot Guards, page 55:

An Ominous Fall. — I remember Count d'Orsay telling me that on the day previous to the appearance of the celebrated ordonnances, or decrees of July 27, 1830, which caused the Revolution and drove Charles X. from the throne, his sister, the Duchesse de G--- , niece by marriage to Prince- Polignac, and a violent Royalist, was seated at the piano, playing and singing with triumphant vigour, "La …   more >>

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Gronow, R. H. (Rees Howell), 1794-1865, Anecdotes of Celebrities of London and Paris, to which are added the last recollections of Captain Gronow, formerly of the 1st Foot Guards (London, 1870), p. 55. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437475017618 accessed: 10 August, 2022

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La Victoire est a nous performed by The Duchesse de G----

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Date/Time 26 July, 1830
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:36:57 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:11:21 +0100