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Paintings inspired by music and music inspired by paintings

Lecture on Monday 3rd April 2023 at 1:45PM

Lecturer: Peter Medhurst
Venue: Larruperz Centre

It has long been recognised that the worlds of the visual and aural arts link with extraordinary power when one medium inspires the other.

This lecture, which spans over 600 years of the arts, analyses and discusses a range of related works, bringing together the music of Martinu with the frescoes of Piero della Francesca, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus with Respighi’s Trittico botticelliano, Böcklin’s Isle of the Dead with Rachmaninoff’s symphonic poem and Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie with the piano playing of Albert Ammons.

Peter Medhurst appears in the UK and abroad as a musician and scholar, giving recitals and delivering illustrated lectures on music and the arts. He studied singing and early keyboard instruments at the Royal College of Music and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

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