Andrew Biswell - Burgess at 100
Anthony Burgess's biographer, Andrew Biswell, presents music that inspired Burgess, including Beethoven, Walton and Lambert, plus Burgess's own Manchester Overture.
Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange, had a close relationship with classical music - not only did it influence his novels, but he also wrote his own music. On the centenary of his birth, Burgess's biographer Andrew Biswell presents music that inspired him, including pieces by Beethoven, Walton and Constant Lambert. There's also the opportunity to hear some of Burgess's own music, including the Manchester Overture. As the director of the Burgess archive, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Andrew Biswell has unique access to Burgess's books on music, his LPs and the original handwritten scores of the music he wrote.