Category Archives: Music
If you are in London, at a loose end, but not yet tired of life, try the Foundling Museum.
I’ve mentioned Dorothy Jordan in passing before, but we have just published a two-volume biography of her which paints an interesting and sympathetic portrait of this actress and royal mistress, as well as giving a great deal of information about … Continue reading
Jane Ellen Panton was another professional writer, of the generation after Mrs Oliphant. She was (and we know this because she emphasises the fact on many occasions) a gentlewoman. She was (again, she tells us) a republican who greatly despised … Continue reading
Another life story, set in almost the same period as that of the marquise de la Rochejaquelein, but as different as it’s possible to imagine. Spohr was performing and composing in the German states throughout the period of the Napoleonic … Continue reading
We have recently reissued a two-volume biography of Jenny Lind (1820–87), published in 1891, and (somewhat to my surprise), not apparently superseded, in English at any rate, though there were two twentieth-century biographies, one published in the UK and one … Continue reading