A noted French composer, Etienne-NicolasMehul composed a great amount of music in celebration of Napoleon. Mehul's compositions clearly indicate the influence of Mozart and Beethoven. Even though Mehul's early compositions were not successful, he created a big name for himself with his Opera ComiqueEuphrosine et Coradin in 1790. Mehul composed over 40 operas. His opera Joseph is the most important.