Voice part from Partant pour la Syrie (Reine Hortense / Alexandre de Laborde))

Le beau Dunois

Composer
Hortense de Beauharnais (1783-1837)
Publisher
Duration
4 minutes
Genre
Classical music

"La Reine Hortense", as she was known during Napoleon’s time, was the mother of Napoleon III; she composed many "romances" (songs with much feelings made popular by Jean-Jacques Rousseau): this one, in particular, became a most famous hit in the 'salons' and all over the Empire. The word are not by the Queen but by the Count de Laborde.

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