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Discussion literary music performances

Byron, Greece, and European musical conversations

This unusual programme will highlight the influence of wider European culture on Greek creation after the Revolution and Byron’s links to Greece, illustrated by images of some of the places he visited and extracts from his poems. Selected violin and piano works will reveal some of the musical links and the places and people that were important for Byron.

The event will be introduced by Professor Roderick Beaton. Oliver Nelson (violin) and Vasilis Rakitzis (piano) will play works by Samaras, Beethoven, Varvoglis, and Franck.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre and Supported by Dr S. Retsas in memory of the late Dr Diana G Rees (Retsas)