The Baroness: The Search for Nica, the Rebellious Rothschild and Jazz's Secret Muse

By Hannah Rothschild

Beautiful and lively, Pannonica Rothschild, often called Nica, was once born in 1913 to eccentric privilege and a storied kin background. After marrying good, she settled right into a French chateau to endure kids and help her husband’s warfare occupation. but if Nica heard “Round nighttime” by means of jazz composer Thelonious Monk, every little thing replaced. She deserted her marriage, chanced on Monk in manhattan, and committed herself to him and to different musicians, changing into the unsung philanthropist of the city’s Jazz scene.
 
Hannah Rothschild has given 20 years to the search of showing who her great-aunt rather was once. Drawing on unpublished archival fabric, inner most kinfolk documents and her personal interviews, she has produced a desirable portrait—part musical odyssey, half love story—that showcases a girl sooner than her time who dared to stay as she wanted.

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