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Article: Playing Piano with the Great-Great-Granddaughter of Fanny Knight

Playing Piano with the Great-Great-Granddaughter of Fanny Knight

Back in 2009, Gwen Bevan, the great-great-granddaughter of Jane Austen's niece, Fanny Knight composed a dozen piano pieces, each reflecting a different aspect of Bath as Jane Austen would have known it. These pieces have been deliberately composed to be tuneful and expressive, without being difficult to learn and have been transcribed into a handsome book of sheets music and illustrations called "A Carriage Ride in Queen Square", with an accompanying CD of the pieces being played. The Jane Austen Centre is pleased to present an exclusive audio extract from the CD - Gwen's musical interpretation of Great Pultney Street. Great Pultney Street "They arrived at Bath. Catherine was all eager delight--her eyes were here, there, everywhere, as they approached its fine and striking environs, and afterwards drove through those streets which conducted them to the hotel. She was come to be happy, and she felt happy already. They were soon settled in comfortable lodgings in Pulteney Street." Northanger Abbey

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