Napoleon - 1803

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 246:

The Emperor Napoleon I. was passionately fond of Italian music, and wherever the Court stayed, several of the best artistes of the day might be found, who were treated with the greatest consideration. Paesiello was the Emperor's favourite amongst them; indeed, he took an unbounded interest in his success, and was so enchanted one day by a song Paesiello had just written, that he …   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. 246. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437477480340 accessed: 2 July, 2022

Listeners

Napoleon
emperor, Emperor of France
1769-1821

Listening to

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Proserpine
written by Paesiello

Experience Information

Date/Time 1803
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:18:00 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:08:25 +0100