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Discography: (UK) CD Release:: 'An Innocent Diversion' Music of the era of Jane Austen (c 1770-1820) (Austentation.org)

Contributed by Admin on Sep 08, 2011 - 09:58 AM

“This album represents music popular during the late Georgian period, 1770-1820, the period of the life of novelist Jane Austen (1775-1817) who was also an accomplished musician.
  

Jane played the keyboard, sang and possibly also played the guitar: she arranged songs, keyboard pieces and dance tunes, and also composed songs and pieces herself. Recent research indicates that she may even have written the lyrics to the song The Irishman.

Put together after research in Oxford and Chawton by members of the Oxford Jane Austen Group [2], this collection reflects the type of performance heard during a domestic entertainment in this period, featuring the newly popular 'romantic guitar' which had developed from the five and six course baroque guitar.“

Visit the  Austentation.org [3] for more information.

 

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