King Frederick The Musician / by Geoff Harrison

The Flute Concert, oil on canvas by Adolph Menzel 1850.  Frederick The Great is the flutist and C. P. E. Bach as on harpsichord.  The setting is the kings residence Sans Souci in Potsdam, Prussia around 1750.  As well as being a ruthless ruler, Frederick was an accomplished musician and composer.  Multi-skilling at its best.

Sans Souci   

Sans Souci