Professor Donald Burrows, The Open University – Handel and the Hanoverian Family, in Hanover and London
Under the auspices of the German Studies Library Group and in association with the British Library, a Lecture in memory of Graham Nattrass (1940-2012) will be delivered on Monday, 30 September 2019 at the British Library Knowledge Centre, St Pancras, London. The event is held in the Brontë Room; refreshments will be served.
16.15: GSLG AGM in the CEO Conference Room, The British Library – GSLG members only to meet at 16.00 in the British Library front hall to be escorted to this meeting room
17.30: The British Library and British Museum Singers conducted by Peter Hellyer will perform selections from part one of Handel’s Alexander’s Feast accompanied by Chris Scobie in the main British Library foyer
18.15: Lecture: Professor Donald Burrows, The Open University – Handel and the Hanoverian Family, in Hanover and London
Graham Nattrass was Chair of the German Studies Library Group from 2003 till 2007 and a founding member of the Group. He enjoyed a long and distinguished career at the British Library, becoming Head of Germanic Collections in 1996 and retiring from the Library in 2005, as its Head of West European Collections, having worked at the British Library (and its antecedents) since 1971. He also enjoyed classical music and attending performances by the British Library and British Museum Singers.
Donald Burrows, Professor of Music at the Open University, is recognised internationally as a leading scholar on the life and music of George Frideric Handel. He is the author, co-author, or editor of seven books about the composer, and the editor of several major music editions. He also has a special interest in the music of Edward Elgar, reflected in journal articles and music editions. His work is informed by considerable practical experience as a performer, principally as a conductor and keyboard player, but also as a violinist and singer.
There is no charge to attend the Lecture and listen to the performance, but places are strictly limited.