William Sterling

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The Elgin Marbles: their place in Ancient Greece

This topic was day one of a five part introduction to the European Galleries of the British Museum run at the City Lit and the Museum on 23 July 2013.  I had hoped to re-run the course in summer 2014 but instead parts of it were run separately; this part as Myth in Ancient Greece… Read more »

Music and Art Inspired by Shakespeare 2

MUSIC AND ART INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE No. 2: Love’s Labours Some Music and Art inspired by Shakespeare’s great love stories, especially Romeo and Juliet but also Othello, Much Ado About Nothing and others. Opening Music – Opening of Act III of Prokofiev’s Ballet “Romeo and Juliet” That music is not the most conventional for a… Read more »

Music composition

I wrote my first work when I was five.  It was for chime bars and Mrs Distin called it “William’s Tune”.  This was 1963 and I think she was very surprised that a five year old would be able to come up with an original tune.  I had played all the ones she had given… Read more »

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