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Music and the Allure of Napoleon | The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

  • The Bowes Museum Barnard Castle DL12 8NP United Kingdom (map)

What did music mean for Napoleon and those living under his rule? Was it entertainment, distraction, propaganda, or catharsis? Join musicologist Dr Katherine Hambridge, from Durham University, and musicians Mark Austin, Oskar McCarthy and Héloïse Werner for a lecture concert exploring how music served to project—or undercut— the allure of the Napoleonic regime: from the elegance of salons and the sumptuous spectacle of the opera, to the relentless, irreverent satire of the boulevard theatres and the enthusiasm and violence of popular song.

Attendance is free with admission.