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The University of Southampton

Music Recital: The Oriental Miscellany - ‘Wild but Pleasing when Understood’ Event

6 October 2015
Chawton House Library Chawton GU34 1SJ United Kingdom

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Chawton House on 01420 541010 .

Event details

Jane Chapman, harpsichord

Jane Chapman plays music from the Oriental Miscellany. Published in Calcutta in 1789, this fascinating transcription and adaptation of Indian music for harpsichord, creates a fascinating glimpse into life in India during the Georgian period. The performance is illustrated with letters and diaries by women who were central to collecting this music and will feature the Letters on India of intrepid woman writer in our collection, Maria Graham (1785 – 1842).

Described in the Wall Street Journal as ‘one of Britain’s most distinguished classical harpsichordists’, Jane Chapman is at the forefront of creating, inspiring and discovering new music for harpsichord. She has premiered over 200 solo, chamber and electroacoustic works worldwide, and researched and recorded important musical sources from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on original instruments. Equally passionate about baroque and contemporary music, she has collaborated with ground-breaking composers, artists and dancers, working with musicians from the worlds of Indian music, jazz, and the avant-garde.

"remarkable colourful performances…florid ornamental flourishes unlike anything found in European music of the time," The Telegraph

6.30 pm drinks reception for 7.00 pm recital

Tickets: £18.50; Students/Friends £15 (includes drinks and canapés)

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