Music at the Court of Frederick the Great

Music at the Court of Frederick the Great

Music at the Court of Frederick the Great

Music at the Court of Frederick the Great

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It is unfortunate that the fame of great historical figures is founded so often on their political and military achievements.The prosecution of war, the acquirement of real estate, and the substitution of one form of government for another have traditionally been the most favored subjects of recorded history. In this respect Frederick II of Prussia is no disappointment to historians; he obligingly provides abundant evidence of his ability to change national boundaries.But once Frederick as conqueror has been disposed of, there remains, insistently, a figure whose greatness is the result of more unusual qualifications: Frederick the statesman and reformer, the man of letters and philosopher, the musician and patron of music.

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