Tag Archives: music

Music from Edward Lear’s Works

I have started revising the page on Recording of Edward Lear Poems inserting links to the pieces available on Tidal and/or Spotify (of course they may be available on other services too). Here is a just-published CD which includes the … Continue reading

Posted in Edward Lear | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Edward Lear: Wandering Nonsense Man

Join Poet in the City for a night of poetry and discussion as we celebrate and explore the poetry of Edward Lear, hearing from contemporary poets and writers inspired by the lasting legacy of his sparkling wit and absurd imagination. … Continue reading

Posted in Edward Lear | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

“Nonsense!” – Words from Edward Lear, music by Mel Orriss

Festive Flutes and Mel Orriss perform six of Lear’s limericks set to music.

Posted in Edward Lear, Limerick | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Southampton University’s Christmas Concert (with Lear-related Music & Lecture)

Southampton University Chamber Choir gives its Christmas Concert on Friday December 10th in Turner Sims at 8pm, conducted by Simon Pettite. Beautiful Christmas choral music by Josquin (who died 500 years ago) and Sweelinck, plus the first performance of David Owen … Continue reading

Posted in Edward Lear | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Edward Lear and the Barrel-Orgon

I found this among my photographs, and the quality is really very bad. I don’t remember where I got it or how to date it except that it was drawn in a period when Lear was staying at 15, Stratford … Continue reading

Posted in Edward Lear | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Late Summer Reading

Uglow, Jenny. “The Quangle Wangle’s Hat: Edward Lear in the Villa Emily, San Remo.” Lives of Houses. Eds. Kennedy, Kate and Hermione Lee. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2020. 95-108. Swaab, Peter. “Edward Lear’s Travels in Nonsense and Europe.” … Continue reading

Posted in Edward Lear | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

On 12 December… Edward Lear Concert

Sara Lodge will be presenting the last concert of Edward Lear songs of the year on December 12 at at Combermere Abbey in Cheshire, at 7:00pm. The performers are Sara herself, baritone Edward Robinson and pianist Rachel Fright. The concert … Continue reading

Posted in Edward Lear | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Three Edward Lear Events

1. Next Friday, November 15, I will be in Cava de’ Tirreni for a presentation of Edward Lear: Visioni inedite della costa di Amalfi; if you are in the area, please come meet me and the other authors. Download the … Continue reading

Posted in Edward Lear | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Two Events with Edward Lear’s Music

This October Sara Lodge has organized two events on Edward Lear’s music, a central subject of her recent Inventing Edward Lear (recently reviewed in The TLS together with James Williams’s book on Edward Lear). Edward Lear’s Bongs, Dongs and Songs … Continue reading

Posted in Edward Lear | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Concert of Edward Lear’s Words and Music

The Words and Music of Edward Lear David Owen Norris, Piano and Mark Wilde, Tenor The Edinburgh Society of Musicians, 3 Belford Road Saturday 9th March at 3:15pm We are all familiar with Edward Lear’s nonsense poems but he was also … Continue reading

Posted in Edward Lear | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment