Hanoverian Ensemble

John Solum

John Solum has written a compelling true story about a French aristocrat’s talented daughter who played the harp and studied music composition with Mozart in Paris. Mozart wrote his Flute and Harp Concerto for her. She married a professional soldier-diplomat who fought in the American Revolution including the decisive battle at Yorktown that defeated the British. Back in Paris, after their home was ransacked in the French Revolution, this noble family fl ed France to escape the guillotine. They found refuge in Germany where, as the Duchess of Castries, she died at age 36. Click on this link to read the full story of music and talent, love and death.