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(Message started by: Ian Chippett on Today at 08:35)

Title: M. Verlaine
Post by Ian Chippett on Today at 08:35
Went to see the very wonderful John Greaves launching his forthcoming album of settings of Paul Verlaine at a gig near Paris on Friday. Not at all obsolete IMO but you can judge for yourselves if you buy the album (it comes out in February.) A great opportunity to test your French, too. Not a bit like the John Greaves (ex-Cambridge University like Pete but a bit later) some of you may remember from the Henry Cow days. He was backed by an accordionist, a guitarist and a trumpetist who doubled on piano, occasionally simultaneously.

The only other PA connection was that I found myself sitting next to a charming young lady with a fabulous mouth who turned out to be the guitarist's ex-wife. To boldly encounter this creature was well within my power and we had a drink in the bar afterwards but sadly she left with the guitarist.

Ian C

Title: Re: M. Verlaine
Post by Kevin Cryan on Today at 12:40
John Greaves can be seen performing his setting of Verlaine's La lune blanche (http://www.etudes-litteraires.com/forum/sujet-2535-paul-verlaine-bonne-chanson-lune-blanche) live on this You Tube podcast (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3zjK45aRys).


Kevin Cryan

Title: Re: M. Verlaine
Post by BogusTrumper on Today at 14:50

on 12/11/07 at 08:35:47, Ian Chippett wrote :
The only other PA connection was that I found myself sitting next to a charming young lady with a fabulous mouth who turned out to be the guitarist's ex-wife. To boldly encounter this creature was well within my power and we had a drink in the bar afterwards but sadly she left with the guitarist.

Ian C


So she alone will not be your last adventure?    ;)

Title: Re: M. Verlaine
Post by Keith Busby on Today at 15:47
Talking of French poets (both of whom I taught this semester) . . .

You snowed or iced in over there, Bogus?

Title: Re: M. Verlaine
Post by BogusTrumper on 12.12.07 at 20:28

on 12/11/07 at 15:47:09, Keith Busby wrote :
Talking of French poets (both of whom I taught this semester) . . .

You snowed or iced in over there, Bogus?


Tons of ice.  Power cuts all over the place.  Lost my internet yesterday pm and couldn't check this site  :D



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