The inspiration behind ‘The World Encompassed’

Music at Oxford has an out-of-the-ordinary performance scheduled for the end of April. The World Encompassed celebrates the epic voyage upon which Sir Francis Drake embarked in 1577. Drake surrounded himself with viol players who were tasked with accompanying his worship, keeping him entertained, and impressing the occasional exotic guest. This concert weaves together C16th music […]

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Erik Satie show at Oxford’s SJE Arts is a night of real French fancies

Nicola Lisle speaks to David Bamber about his forthcoming performance for Erik Satie: Memoirs of a Pear-Shaped Life HIS music has been used to advertise everything from chocolate and cider to cars and mobile phones, but to many people the composer Erik Satie is a bit of a mystery. Now the work of the eccentric […]

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