Entertaining Miss Austen

Fairy Dance (arr. Mattias Holst [1769-1854]), JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809): She never told her love, JAMES HOOK (1746-1827): One half o' the world, The Whim of the Day, ANON.: Waly waly, Que j'aime à voir les hirondelles, Song from Burns, The Irishman, Nobody coming to marry me, HARRIET ABRAMS (1758-1821): Crazy Jane, GEORGE KIALLMARK (1781-1835): Robin Adair, STEPHEN STORACE (1762-1796): Captivity, ANN THICKNESSE (1737-1824): Fandango, TOMMASO GIORDANI (1730-1806): Queen Mary's Lamentation, G.G. FERRARI (1759-1842): African Song, EDWARD SMITH BIGGS (d.1820): Hindoo Song, GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759): Overture to Rodelinda (arr. Anon.), MICHAEL KELLY (1762-1826): The Wife's Farewell, The Husband's Return, GEORGIANA CAVENDISH (1757-1806): Favorite Song from The Stranger, JOHANN BAPTIST CRAMER (1771-1858): Les petits reins.

Catalogue Number: 09N025

Label: Dutton Epoch

Reference: CDLX 7271

Format: CD

Price: $19.98

Description: 12 soprano songs, four for baritone and five piano solos, including six first recordings, are the contents of this disc devoted to some Jane Austen's favorite pieces of music. Drawn from 17 music albums which belonged to Austen and her female relations with brief notes on each piece but, unfortunately as is often the case with Dutton, no texts. The piano is an 1817 Broadwood signed by composer J.B. Cramer - the only make of piano and the only composer mentioned by Austen in "Emma". Amanda Pitt (soprano), John Lofthouse (baritone), David Owen Norris (piano).


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