Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily in Twickenham - the 1850's

from Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life, pages 46-7:

I recollect, when I was staying at Orleans House, the Duchesse d'Aumale telling me that Her Majesty Queen Amelie, the exiled Queen of France, widow of King Louis Philippe, was coming to her in a few days to hear her play some duets for piano and harmonium with me, and we had several rehearsals. On the eventful day the Queen arrived, with her entourage of the old French nobility, including the Duc de Montmorency. She was a tall, stately woman, with a very dignified air. She complimented us both warmly on the music, and added a few gracious words to me.

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Wilhelm Ganz, Memories of a Musician: Reminiscences of Seventy years of Musical Life. In Internet Archive (London, 1913), p. 46-7. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436174454662 accessed: 5 December, 2022

location of experience: Twickenham

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Duets performed by Duchess d'Amaule, Wilhelm Ganz

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Date/Time the 1850's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:20:54 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:07:52 +0000