Your input, please: music, or no music?

Sometimes I love music on websites, sometimes I find it distracting and hasten to turn it off. So I have long hesitated before putting this blog, or my website, to music. I would choose something from the 17th or 18th centuries (no, not the soundtrack to Sofia Coppola’s Marie-Antoinette.)

So what is your take on this? Website only? Blog only? Both? Neither?

To illustrate this post, Nattier’s portrait of Madame Henriette, one of Louis XV’s many daughters. The sisters were quite musical, but how poor Madame Henriette could play the cello in her cumbersome panniers is certainly a wonder. One of her father’s favorites, she died at the age of 24, in 1752, from the smallpox. Which makes me think that I should do a series of posts on the daughters of Louis XV…

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