Cibbini-Kozeluch, Catharina – (1785 – 1858)
Austrian musician and composer
Catharina Kozeluch was born (Feb 20, 1785) the daughter of the noted pianist and conductor Leopold Kozeluch. She studied under her father and Muzio Clementi before making hr musical debut in Vienna (1805). She was married (1812) to the court lawyer Anton Cibbini (1763 – 1836) and thereafter published her music under her double name. She performed in piano recitals in Vienna until 1825 when she retired in order to take up a position at the royal court as chief lady-in-waiting to the Empress Caroline Augusta, widow of Franz II. She continued in this post in the household of the Empress Maria Anna, the wife of Emperor Ferdinand. A friend to Robert Schumann and his wife Clara, she later became a teacher and her most notable pupil was Leopoldine Blahetka. Her most famous works were Divertissements brilliants op. 3 for solo piano and La riemembranza op. 10 for two pianos and cello.
Carteret, Frances Worsley, Lady – (1694 – 1743)
British Hanoverian beauty and musician
Frances Worsley was born (March 6, 1694) the daughter of Sir Robert Worsley (1669 – 1747), fourth baronet, and his wife the Hon. (Honourable) Frances Thynne, the daughter of Thomas Thynne (1640 – 1714), the first Viscount Weymouth. Considered a great beauty she was married (1710) at Longleat, in Wiltshire, to Lord John Carteret (1690 – 1763) who succeeded as the second Earl of Granville only after her death. Frances brought a dowry of twelve thousand pounds. She accompanied her husband to Sweden (1719 – 1720) when he was appointed ambassador to the court at Stockholm. Her beauty attracted much attention at the court of Queen Ulrika Eleanora. Lady Frances was mentioned with admiration by her contemporaries because she was possessed of agreeable manners and a kindly disposition, and was particularly talented musically. Lady Carteret died suddenly (June 20, 1743) whilst playing the harp, in Hanover, Germany, aged forty-nine. Due to her husband’s engagement with the army on campaign at Dettingen, Lady Carteret was not buried until six months later. Her remains were sent to England where she was interred within Westminster Abbey in London (Dec 23). Her children were,
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Carbery, Alicia Egerton, Countess of – (1609 – 1689)
English Stuart literary patron
Lady Alicia Egerton was the daughter of John Egerton, first Earl of Bridgewater and his wife Lady Frances Stanley, the daughter of Ferdinando Stanley, fifth Earl of Derby. Alicia studied under the musician Henry Lawes (1596 – 1662), the friend of the poet John Milton. She became the third wife (1652) of Richard Vaughan (1600 – 1656), third Earl of Carbery and was the countess of Carbery (1652 – 1656). Lawes dedicated his Ayres and Dialogues (1653) jointly to Lady Carbery and her sister Mary, Lady Herbert of Cherbury. It was long supposed that Milton’s Comus was based upon an incident which happened to the countess but this most probably stems from her appearing in the role of the lady in the mask when it was performed at Ludlow (1634). Alicia survived her husband for over thirty years as the Dowager Countess of Carbery (1656 – 1689). Lady Carbery was buried in the Chapel of St John the Baptist in Westminster Abbey.