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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Edward Lear Concert at Knowsley

The Edward Lear Society is planning an event at Knowsley Hall on 7th March 2019 with Sara Lodge’s presence who, in addition to an illustrated talk on her latest book, Inventing Edward Lear, will present a performance of songs that Lear wrote, sang or re-worded, … Continue reading

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Readings and Listenings

I missed this review of Jenny Uglow’s Mr Lear, you can read it here. Listen to three Edward Lear arrangements, in Hungarian Translatio, by György Kósa: The music comes from Kósa György: Home Concert – Songs and Chamber Works; Bokor Jutta, Judit … Continue reading

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