How Did The Napoleonic War Affected Composers

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After the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars it affected composers in several ways. With the war many aristocrats could no longer afford orchestras, private opera houses, and the composers that were residence of those places. The aristocrats were considered the highest class in society at this time. When this happened, it left many composers who originally had steady incomes to now fighting to survive on what little money they could bring in. With the wars having such an impact on the economy composers had to find a way to adapt to the current living situations, and this meant changes to their audience. Composers started to focus on the middle-class audience which had grown drastically since the aristocrats could no longer afford what
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