“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; Haydn; Giordani and Pleyel, with readings from Jane Austen’s letters and novels.


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