dissertation "Anatomy, Industry, and the English Canzonet
, 1770-1820: Placing Women in the Private Sphere" [Cornell University, 2004]).
The "encomium" on Novello's unassuming canzonet
is preceded by distinctly unfavorable and hostile reviews of music by John Field and Ludwig van Beethoven.
Ravenscroft's clever and engaging canzonets
usually play on the theme of quaffing good, strong ale--something The Gemsmen takes very seriously.
Jankova explains how she chose the nine arrangements from the four hundred: "While I discovered the Canzonets
as a young girl, these songs were a revelation to me.
Although at first he put aside his love for his neighbor's wife and gave up one or two of his other vices, nevertheless in the course of time, without abandoning the habit of his order, he reverted to his former ways; and he began to take a pride in his appearance, wear expensively tailored cassocks, affect an air of sprightliness and elegance in all his doings, compose canzonets
and sonnets and ballades, sing various songs, and engage in coundess other activities of a similar nature.
Too few of these offerings are heard in live recital, apart from the two sets of Canzonets
Haydn wrote during his visits to England in the early 1790s.
Catherine will present a sparkling programme of canzonets
, cantatas and songs by Haydn and his English contemporaries, accompanied on forepiano by David McGuinness.
As well as adopting an Italian name, he too visited Italy, and composed Italian canzonets
His best works, however, are his graceful, musical canzonets
Among his writings are Observations on the Principles and Methods of Infant Instruction (1830); Tablets (1868), a miscellany in prose and verse; Concord Days (1872), a memoir based on his journals; Table Talk (1877); New Connecticut (1881), about his youth; Sonnets and Canzonets
(1882), a memorial to his wife; and Ralph Waldo Emerson (1882).
Thomas Morley (1557 or 1558-1602) is probably best known today as the writer of the Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke, first printed in London by Peter Short in 1597, reissued in 1608 and 1771, and republished in modern times in the 1966 edition by Alec Harman; as the composer of canzonets
and light madrigals; or as publisher in 1601 of the anthology The Triumphes [sic] of Oriana, which modern research tells us may, or may not, have been intended as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth I.
, from Canzonette a tre voci (1584) for SSA unaccompanied.