What is a salon concert?

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  • The use of a salon was common practice of the day. Princes and other royalty would often hold concerts or contests (show downs) in rooms or "salons" in their palaces or other places. They would invite musicians and composers such as Beethoven or Mozart to perform or maybe square off against some other musician/composer.

  • A concert in someones house. He/she has for that purpose a big room the "salon".

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