After arriving in London in 1840, he soon began to dominate the concert scene with performances notable for their vast orchestras, bold programmes and constant recourse to dance music, much of it - such as the Excelsior Valse - written by the Frenchman himself.
He also set up on Regent Street "Jullien's Royal Conservatory of Music", combining a publishing house, a music school and a circulating library (one of the few to have survived from this period), which implausibly claimed to be "the most complete and extensive collection of Musical Works ever classed together for Library Circulation".
After Jullien's bankruptcy and death, 250 volumes were sold to the Trinity College of Music in 1878.
Since the college itself had opened only six years earlier, these form one of the cornerstones of its historic Jerwood Library.
The institution would eventually join forces with the Laban Dance Centre in 2005 to form Trinity Laban.
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