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Literature Appreciation II

September 9 @ 4:00 pm - September 12 @ 3:00 pm


Music in Literature
Part 2

Tutor:  Hugh Parry

Music is obviously in debt to literature for the texts which it turns into song and opera. The debt is not one-way: poems, short stories, novels and song lyrics interpret music verbally, or describe composers, musicians, musical events, and audiences. The material is so copious that any choice amongst it would be random, so the course will make a virtue of this with a wide variety of musical genres and writers. Where possible, we will listen to the music which stimulated the texts, too.

Hugh Parry has offered adult education classes in literature for over 30 years. Although loyal all his life to Shakespeare, he has over the years given courses on a diverse range of topics, including detective fiction, utopias, ghost stories, Cowper, Swift and R S Thomas.

Please note: This is a supplement to the course of the same name offered in 2023, but with a completely different collection of texts and musical influences, so it is not at all necessary to have attended the previous course.

The first Literature Appreciation event this year is from 9 – 11 April.



September 9 @ 4:00 pm
September 12 @ 3:00 pm