Endymion’s wide range, its genuine enthusiasm for the work of new composers combined with its irreproachable understanding of the classical repertoire, makes it the perfect ensemble to premiere The Cool Web.
Robert Graves describes the terrible deterioration of young officers at the front with a clinical clarity devoid of self-pity.
It is always fascinating to hear a poet read his own work. Particularly when you have been spending some considerable time using it; putting it in context; setting it to music. By the time you have finished working with it, what you unconsciously respond to in that poem has affected its shape, its feel, […]
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The Cool Web is an oratorio based on the poems Robert Graves wrote at the front as a young officer. As such, it offers a moving glimpse of a poet struggling to write about an unbearable experience as it happened. In this talk Sue Curtis, the compiler, talks about the poems she and Jools Scott […]
As the time for the actual performance of the Oratorio grows near, we want to celebrate the people involved with the first performance of this new work. Robin O’Neill has been part of this project from the very beginning.
There’s a cool web of language winds us in.. Retreat from too much joy or too much fear.. we grow sea-green at last and coldly die in brininess and volubility..
Children are dumb to say how hot the day is,. How hot the scent is of the summer rose..
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A moving BBC interview with William Graves, who talks about the effect of WW1 on Robert Graves