Events

BURNS: MUSICIAN AND POET

TradFest Edinburgh
National Library of Scotland
Tradfest
TRACS

With Fred Freeman.

The songs of Robert Burns seem to define Scotland’s cultural mainstream.
Here Professor Freeman throws controversial light on the poet’s status
as a musician. Why did Burns reject the approach of Beethoven and Haydn
to his art, and does he still hold his own ground today? Based on the
recent Athenaeum Lectures.