Skip to main navigationSkip to main content
The University of Southampton
MusicPart of Humanities

Duncan Honeybourne, piano Event

13:00 - 13:50
19 November 2012
Turner Sims Highfield Campus University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Louise Johnson on 023 8059 8424 or email .

Event details

A Portrait of John Ireland (1879—1962): Celebrating an English Composer

English pianist Duncan Honeybourne has created and written today's programme for performance in 2012, the 50th anniversary year of John Ireland's death. The lecture recital (given today in a shortened version for lunchtime presentation) tells the story of one of the most significant English piano composers of the twentieth century, a powerfully individual creative artist whose strong sense of place and time impacted profoundly on his works. In addition to telling the story of Ireland's life, from his unhappy childhood to his dramatic escape from Guernsey in 1940, Duncan will play some of the composer's most significant piano works. He will set them in the context of Ireland's unique personality and enduring enthusiasms, especially his interests in paganism, prehistory and literature, and his attachments to the landscapes of the Channel Islands and the Sussex Downs.


Privacy Settings