My Lady Rich

Lucie Skeaping talks to singer Emily van Evera about her new disc My Lady Rich, named after Penelope Rich, one of Queen Elizabeth I's ladies-in-waiting and sister to the Queen's favoured Earl of Essex.

It's said that this 'heart-stealing goddess' was a muse to poets and musicians alike, and inspired music by the finest composers of Elizabethan England.

Lady Rich's later life was not happy and her final sorrow has been likened to Ophelia's.

Featuring songs and instrumental pieces by John Dowland, Charles Tessier, William Byrd, Anthony Holborne, John Coprario, Robert Jones and John Bartlet.

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Lucie Skeaping talks to singer Emily van Evera about her new disc My Lady Rich, named after Penelope Rich, one of Queen Elizabeth I's ladies-in-waiting and sister to the Queen's favoured Earl of Essex.

It's said that this 'heart-stealing goddess' was a muse to poets and musicians alike, and inspired music by the finest composers of Elizabethan England.

Lady Rich's later life was not happy and her final sorrow has been likened to Ophelia's.

Featuring songs and instrumental pieces by John Dowland, Charles Tessier, William Byrd, Anthony Holborne, John Coprario, Robert Jones and John Bartlet.

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Lucie Skeaping talks to singer Emily van Evera about her recent disc entitled My Lady Rich.

Its subject, Penelope Rich, was one of Queen Elizabeth I's ladies-in-waiting and sister to the Queen's favoured Earl of Essex, and it has been said she was a muse to poets and musicians alike, inspiring music by noted composers of Elizabethan England.

With songs and instrumental pieces by John Dowland, Charles Tessier, William Byrd, Anthony Holborne, John Coprario, Robert Jones and John Bartlet.