Napoleon and music

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From 17th to 26th October 2021, the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and German conductor Thomas Hengelbrock will be performing works by Beethoven, Cherubini and Méhul - three composers which were among the Emperor’s favourites - at the Château de Fontainebleau.

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The ambition of the Château de Fontainebleau is to restore the arts to the former glory that they always occupied throughout its history when the court was in residence, in order to revive its age-old tradition as a centre for artistic creation in a new, contemporary form. Giving a free hand to the arts and to creation, through a varied artistic programme in symbiosis with the rich history of Fontainebleau, such is the ambition of the year-round residency that the Château has decided to entrust to German conductor Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble.

The decidedly European residency is highly educational on artistic and cultural levels and is aimed at a wide audience, in a spirit of broadening and democratisation.

The show

The autumn residency from 17th to 26th October will heavily feature the Emperor’s favourite repertoire, with concerts and public rehearsals. They will be performing the works of three composers: Cherubini, Beethoven and Méhul.