Echoes of 1815: A Concert of Music from Napoleon’s 100 Days

Ever wondered what they were singing at the Battle of Waterloo? On Monday 23 February 2015 we put on a concert of musical responses to Napoleon’s brief return to power in 1815 at the Warwick Arts Centre. Performed by a motley collection of academics and musicians, the repertoire ranged from popular song, satirical vaudeville, propaganda opera and sentimental art song from around the UK, France and German lands. The concert marked the launch of the online exhibition, a collaboration between Mark Philp from the History department, the AHRC-funded project ‘French Theatre of the Napoleonic Era’ led by Katherine Astbury, and the European History Research Centre.

Echoes of 1815