The impressionist poetry of Paul Verlaine, with its subtle nuances and rich musicality, has long been a favourite with composers. His poem La lune blanche (The white moon) has been set to music by no fewer than 140 composers, from 1870 to the present day. Join French lecturer David Evans, and staff and students of the University Music Centre, for a lecture-recital featuring performances of different settings of this poem by composers as diverse as Massenet, Fauré, Hahn, Delius, Stravinsky, Poldowski, Szulc, Sorabji and Webern as well as Nevin, Loomis and Hennessy (US), John MacEwen (Scotland) and Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman (Netherlands).
About Byre World
The School of Modern Languages at University of St Andrews, in collaboration with the Byre Theatre, offers an exciting programme of events drawn from literature, film and cultures across the world. Byre World showcases some of the research being carried out by the School of Modern Languages and brings together artists, filmmakers, writers and academics. Everyone is welcome at these events.