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Literature Appreciation II: Music in Literature

12th September 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 15th September 2023 @ 3:00 pm


Tutor: Hugh Parry

Music is obviously in debt to literature for the texts which it turns into song andopera. 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.

The first Literature Appreciation event this year is from 11-13 April.


12th September 2023 @ 4:00 pm
15th September 2023 @ 3:00 pm