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Paradis [Paradies], Maria Theresialocked

  • Rudolph Angermüller,
  • Hidemi Matsushita
  •  and Ron Rabin

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(b Vienna, bap. May 15, 1759; d Vienna, Feb 1, 1824). Austrian composer, pianist, organist and singer. She was the daughter of the Imperial Secretary and Court Councillor to Empress Maria Theresa, after whom she was named (the empress was not however her godmother, as was formerly believed). Some time between her second and fifth year she became blind; Anton Mesmer was able to improve her condition only temporarily, in ...

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