This concert is part of the Immortal Austen Conference (Adelaide: July 2017). Hosted by Immortal Austen Conference and Flinders University.
Nicola Hardie-Beveridge and Gillian Dooley (sopranos)
Alistair Knight (piano)
Christopher Rawlinson (violin)
With special guest pianist Kirstine Moffat (NZ)
Jane Austen was a devoted amateur musician – her niece Caroline said she started every day with music. A large collection of the music she played and sang survives, some printed but some copied by hand into her own manuscript books. We have devised a program of songs and piano pieces from this collection, including laments for lost lovers and doomed queens, bracing songs about soldiers and sailors, and a dramatic ballad about the dying revenge of a spurned maiden.