To the Lighthouse and Music: Pre-performance talk
This public talk introduces Woolf’s life-long love of music and its significant role in her literary experiments; music informed, for instance, her development of a ‘poetic’ prose style and her innovative methods of presenting unspoken interior lives. The talk will discuss the music that shaped and is quoted in Virginia Woolf’s novel To The Lighthouse – including Scottish folk song and light music – and explores the enduring influence of Woolf’s writing on composers. This talk comes before the concert today at 15:30.
Supported by the AHRC