lABLEd Podcast History Lesson 7 : Maria Therisa von Pardis

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About the Episode

n our latest, slightly anarchic History Lesson, we learn about the Austrian musician and composer Maria Theresia von Paradis, who lost her sight early in life. It is alleged Mozart may have written his Piano Concerto No. 18 for her.

References and Research

2016MadellJFPhD[1].pdf (uea.ac.uk)

(1) (DOC) Maria Theresia Von Paradis | Erik Dorwart – Academia.edu

Maria Theresia von Paradis – Wikipedia

What Is Hysterical Blindness? | Psychology Today United Kingdom

The forgotten female composer fêted by Mozart and Haydn | The Spectator

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