Library and Information Services, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Celebrating the Bard

Robert Burns

Late 18th/early 19th century collaborators with Burns included James Johnson (of Scots Musical Museum fame), and George Thomson.  Thomson got Burns' lyrics set by famous Continental musicians like Haydn, Beethoven and Kozeluch.

You could also look him up in one of our databases, like Oxford Music Online (for info), Naxos or Classical Music Library (streaming services).  See what's available to our staff and students here.

Celebrating Burns

  • The BBC has a fantastic page for Robert Burns (biography, 716 works, and all about Burns Night)
  • Steve Jones' audio slide show inspired by Robert Burns (a page on the BBC site)
  • Scottish Storytelling Centre - Burnsfest this week (w/c 22nd January 2012)
  • Scottish Poetry Library - similarly a significant week for Burns enthusiasts here.
  • Echoes from the Vault - the St Andrew's University Library Special Collections blog has today posted about Burns. A truly beautiful page.

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