Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

1806 - 1861

English poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning was passionate about progressive social causes, and about her love for her husband, poet Robert Browning. American composers who have been drawn to her passion include Ernst Bacon, Amy Marcy Beach, Eleanor Everest Freer, Norman Dello Joio, Libby Larsen, and Ned Rorem.


The audio for "If I Leave All For Thee" and "How Do I Love Thee," provided in the media player to the right, is made possible through a collaboration between the Hampsong Foundation and SongFest. The performers are Anne Jennifer Nash, soprano, and Donna Loewy, piano, and this performance took place at Pepperdine University at SongFest 2010. To listen, please click on the track itself.


Photo: TITLE: [Elizabeth (Barrett) Browning, head-and-shoulders portrait, right profile] CALL NUMBER: BIOG FILE [item] [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-42952 (b&w film copy neg.)REPOSITORY: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID: (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3a43268 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a43268

Songs & Song Collections BY Browning (entered to date)

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