Lumedia Musicworks releases the story of Belle van Zuylen
The latest installment of “Stories” explores underrepresented works of the first women
composers in this comedic docuseries. Belle van Zuylen made her mark through writing, but
found true happiness through music. This season’s“Stories” are generously underwritten by The
Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation.
DALLAS - Nicknamed “The Goddess of the Netherlands,” Belle van Zuylen achieved notoriety
as an outspoken critic of the ruling classes. Having survived the French Revolution and a rebuff
by Mozart, she reinvented herself as a composer of chamber music. Starring in the comic scenes
from Belle’s life are Dallas’s own Bob and Patsy Brooks, Abigail Pierce and Thane Isaac of
Denton. Elaine Scholly, host of Stories, narrates this tale enhanced by newly recorded tracks of
van Zuylen’s works, portraits from the 18th-century, and animation from the 21st. Jendi Tarde
Killberg researched, wrote, and directed the episode.
Belle van Zuylen is now available to watch at no cost through the nonprofit’s website. Donations
support the nonprofit’s mission to bring early music to life. Register to watch this episode at
In addition to live concerts, Lumedia maintains a digital presence via short films and
documentary series. Short films have won numerous awards at film festivals in the U.S. and
abroad, and are distributed as in-house television programming to hospitals throughout Texas
and the United States. The documentaries are freely accessible online, and taken to DFW senior
centers as interactive presentations.
Other installments of Stories series are available on Lumedia’s website at
Publicity Contact: Jennifer Greene