Hot off the presses is the March/April 2010 (No 44) edition of Jane Austen’s Regency World, the ultimate Austen reading pleasure. The issue is devoted to music in Jane Austen’s time. Here are the featured articles:
Franz Joseph Haydn
The Austrian composer describes his visit to Bath in 1794 in his own words
Jane Austen, music lover?
Maggie Lane explores the author’s knowledge of music
What was on Jane’s iPod?
David Owen Norris examines some new musical discoveries
Thomas Linley: Mozart’s boyhood rival
The young composer who was considered as talented as Mozart
Tidings of my harp
The significance of the harp as an instrument of social status in Jane’s time
A golden time
Kelly McDonald chronicles the work of the Knyvett family of musicians
Matters of Taste
Sense and Sensibility examined
My Jane Austen
Professor Richard Jenkyns, a descendant of Jane’s brother James, who recently appeared on a BBC radio programme called Jane Austen’s iPod
Plus news from JAS and JASNA; quiz; competition; and CD reviews
The March/April 2010 issue of Jane Austen’s Regency World comes with a FREE CD of music that would have been performed in Bath during Jane’s time in the city. Limited additional quantities will be available for late subscriptions.
Visit the Jane Austen Regency World Magazine website for details.
© 2007 – 2011 Laurel Ann Nattress, Austenprose
Thanks for this preview, LA!
What a cool concept… what WOULD be in Jane Austen’s iPod? ;) And very interested in Haydn’s perception of Bath.
RegencyRomantic – Jane Austen’s iPod was actually a BBC radio 4 production in January that you could listen to and download for a limited time. Not sure if it is available on the CD offered by Jane Austen’s Regency World Mag. Let you know if so when it arrives. Cheers, LA