The ensemble maintains the highest standards of excellence and sustains a rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule. Miss Donnithorne's Maggot was conceived at the party following the first performance in of Eight Songs for a Mad King. The music refers constantly to the Victorian salon music with which one must assume Miss Donnithorne was familiar. The purely instrumental Nocturne that follows is a dreamy distant cousin of Gustav Lange's Blumenlied, a very popular display piece for aspiring late nineteenth-century lady pianists. In Her Rant On the Doorsills of My Cake Miss Donnithorne hears sailors drill-marching: her betrothed was a sailor, the music is essentially military - except for her vulgar excursions into Jenny Lind-like operatic recitative. In the following recitative, In the Dusty Afternoon, the Victorian piano style becomes even more distorted into her over-heated personal memories and fantasies, while the violin accompaniment to her actual words suggests the theatrical traditions of Victorian music hall. Could such a well-bred Victorian lady ever have visited such a common establishment? Her final reel Hark, Hark, His Voice! In her ramblings she hears a bosun's whistle is it the wind through the trees? She ecstatically rushes into his imagined arms, to a cheap tune summing up the whole masquerade, and we realize that she is imprisoned absolutely in these imaginings in this music, forever estranged and alone.
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