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The World's Greatest Music
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.
Austen’s own musical tastes tended towards the popular songs of her era. She played country dances to keep her nephews and nieces entertained, and particularly enjoyed the music of the Austrian-born French composer, Ignaz Pleyel (pictured). Fourteen of his sonatinas can be found in Austen's own personal collection of sheet music.
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