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Saturday, February 20

Jane Austen's World Magazine Offers a Free CD

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.

In particular the disc includes a work by Thomas Linley the Younger, a contemporary of Mozart, who tragically drowned at a young age. Writing in the magazine, Patrick Wood considers how "the young Thomassino" was a match for the great Mozart.

Also in the March/April issue - which is devoted to music of Jane Austen's time - you can read of Haydn's visit to Bath in 1794 in his own words; how much Jane Austen knew about music; the significance of the harp as an instrument of social status in Jane's time; and learn about the Knyvett family of musicians.

The My Jane Austen feature is by Professor Richard Jenkyns, a descendant of Jane's brother, James, who recently appeared on a BBC radio programme called Jane Austen's iPod. The presenter of that programme, David Owen Norris, has written about recent musical discoveries in Jane's family archives.


In this issue:
  • Franz Joseph Haydn the composer describes his visit to Bath in 1794
  • 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 discoveries
  • Thomas Linley: Mozart's boyhood rival The composer who was considered as talented as Mozart
  • Tidings of my harp Instruments and social status
  • A golden time Kelly M McDonald chronicles the work of the Knyvett family
  • Matters of Taste Sense & Sensibility examined
  • news from JAS and JASNA; My Jane Austen; quiz; competition; and CD reviews

Because of the inclusion of a CD, only a limited number of additional copies of this issue of Jane Austen's Regency World - which is published on February 26 - will be available for late subscriptions.

To order your copy subscribe now at


Dana Huff said...

I'd never even heard of this magazine before. Thanks for the tip.

ChaChaneen said...

Thanks so much for the reminder! I keep forgetting to subscribe! I'm off! Hope your having a lovely Sunday!

daniel john said...

Awesome. It is amazing how some people come up with cool blogs. That was glad to see the information is being convey. Its a very nice movie, and i really like the actors. Thanks for the info.

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