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“What felicity it is to hear a tune again which has made one happy!” It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen loved music, and when she died she owned a library of over 600 different songs and piano pieces. Today, a group of CBSO players uses period instruments to offer a glimpse into Austen’s elegant and intimate musical world – from Regency ballrooms to society salons.

This concert has been researched and programmed by Martin Perkins. It includes music by Handel, Gluck, Pleyel and Dibden, with readings from Jane Austen’s letters and novels.


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