Posted by Kathy F. on July 23, 1997 at 08:41:44:
In reply to Re: Men Making Music? posted by Ann on July 21, 1997 at 14:02:33
] ] However, we never read of Darcy, Knightley, Wentworth, etc. pulling out the sheet music for some rousing entertainment. Frank Churchill sings, but that seems to be about it. Any clues?
] I beleive Col Brandon is said to play the pianoforte, and so becomes the only male musician I have come across among Austen's gentlemen.
I just searched the novel on-line, and can find no reference to Col. Brandon's musical abilities, except that he alone was not in raptures over Marianne's singing, towards the beginning of the novel. I think that was only Emma Thompson's imagination, or a further embellishment to Col. Brandon's sketchily drawn character.
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