The Fair Songster

Kitty Clive (1711-1785) was a top London stage star. Renowned in theatre, opera and musical comedy, she transfixed audiences in everything from popular productions to works by Purcell, Shakespeare, Dryden, Henry Fielding and Handel. Historian Berta Joncus explores Clive’s life story, together with live performances of her songs. Berta Joncus is a music scholar, critic, journalist and project consultant embracing technology to advance musical practice and research. She champions digital media as a means to transform music and knowledge about music. Joncus is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Music, Goldsmiths.

 

 

 

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