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Cultural encounters: what’s in a letter from Mozart?
23 November, 2017, 12:30 pm - 1:10 pm
Join us for a journey through some of the extraordinary hand-written letters held today in Glasgow’s Archives and Special Collections, which include letters from Monet, Whistler, Elizabeth I and Mozart. Inspired by Mozart’s letter to his wife (Vienna, 1791), there will be a live performance of some of the duos that he wrote.
Cultural encounters: what’s in a letter?
The ‘Cultural encounters’ series includes five talks, each with live music and a different letter-writer. We consider current global and international relationships and explore the place of letters in history, musical culture and everyday life.
How do people around the world connect with each other? For centuries, letters have brought the world to Scotland and Scotland to the world. Join us to rediscover some of Scotland’s letter-writers, from scientists and musicians to politicians, prisoners and royalty. What is lost in transit and what connections can be found, both between the original letter-writers and readers today?