The year 2018 marks significant anniversaries of a number of composers and Michael Grant, in his Spring 2018 series of illustrated talks on 8th, 15th and 22nd February at 1p.m. , will discuss the lives, loves and, of course, the music of some of them. Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1. 01 8734333 email@example.com
On Thursday 8th February @ 1pm Michael will discuss Leonard Bernstein, the charismatic and versatile musician who attained international super-star status. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of his birth in 1918. Bernstein was a prolific letter writer and in his talk Michael will draw on his correspondence.
On Thursday 15th February @ 1pm Michael will deal with two French composers who died in 1918. The first is the virtually unknown Lili Boulanger, sister of Nadia Boulanger, who died at the young age of 24 in March 1918. She became the first woman to win the Prix de Rome at the Paris conservatoire in 1913. The second composer is Claude Debussy who died at the age of 56 also in March 1918.
On Thursday 22nd February @ 1pm Michael will discuss the lives and music of the French composer Charles Gounod who was born 200 years ago in June 1818 and the Italian, Gioachino Rossini who settled in Paris in 1855 and who died 150 years ago in November 1868.