RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory -
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.
English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was born in West Sussex on 4 August 1792.
His work was an inspiration to various composers, including Samuel Barber (Music for a Scene from Shelley) and Edgar Bainton.
His wife Mary Shelley was the author of Frankenstein. and the couple collaborated on the drama Proserpine.
He drowned in a storm at sea in the Gulf of La Spezia off what is now Italy, on 8 July 1822, aged only twenty-nine.
Ensemble. 'Proserpine' in Spoleto - An opera by Italian composer Silvia Colasanti, experienced by Giuseppe Pennisi
CD Spotlight. Rich and Varied - Songs by Robin Holloway, recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'Performances are full of expressive variety and sensitivity, complementing the composer's thoughts with undiluted commitment.'