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Frederick the Great plays the flute at Sanssouci, by Adolph Menzel*

*Adolph Menzel (8 December, 1815 –  9 February 1905)
C.P.E. Bach is at the harpsichord and J.J. Quantz, Frederick’s teacher, leaning on the wall to the right.
Frederick the Great (24 January 1712 – 17 August 1786)
Henri Fantin-Latour (14 January 1836 – 25 August 1904)
with permission from Art Resource, NY

A few comments

The News are today’s News. The following paragraph has probably lost its meaning.

As for this blogger, she loves Ella Fitzgerald and could spend the entire day listening to Summertime.  How interesting that this music should have been composed by George Gershwin (26 September 1898 – 11 July 1937): a Russian, a Ukrainian and a Jew (on his Ukrainian side).  So what is Mitt Romney doing when he states that as an “anglo-saxon,” he would have a better relationship with the UK than President Obama (The Daily Beast, 26 July 2012).  Has his ethnicity harmed President Obama’s relationship with the UK?

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The Music of Monarchs: Frederick the Great

However, the music of the day was composed by a monarch:  Frederick the Great (24 January 1712 – 17 August 1786), King of Prussia.  Louis XIII (27 September 1601 – 14 May 1643), King of France, was also a composer but he will be featured in another post.

© Micheline Walker
August 5, 2012