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It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen enjoyed music. She played the piano every day, compiled her own albums of sheet music, and danced when others played. And music plays an important role in her novels and movie adaptations of her books.
Colin Firth as Mr Darcy after *that* lake scene with Elizabeth Bennet (played by Jennifer Ehle). Other classical pieces featured in the 1995 TV adaptation included Handel's Air con Variazioni from Suite No. 5 in E Major and 'Slumber, Dear Maid' from his opera, 'Xerxes', and the second movement from Clementi's Sonatina No.4. Picture: Rex
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