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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.

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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
  • ...plus 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 www.janeaustenmagazine.co.uk

3 comments:

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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