#34 Rainha Amelie of Portugal


Princess Amélie of Orléans was the Queen Consort of King Carlos I of Portugal. Born Marie Amélie Louise Hélène d'Orléans on September 28, 1865, in Twickenham England, where her family had been living in exile since Napoleon III had assumed the French throne in 1848. She was the eldest of the eight children of Prince … Continue reading #34 Rainha Amelie of Portugal

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Marin Marais and the viola de gama


  This is one of the pieces highlighted in the movie, Tous les matins du monde , directed by Alain Corneau (1943-2010) starring Guillaume Depardieu and his father Gerard as the younger and older Marais.  A review of the movie from the Washington Post can be found here. https://youtu.be/Bng6P118R48                 … Continue reading Marin Marais and the viola de gama