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About Monday 6 February 1664/65

GrahamRA  •  Link

If you are in London before 13 May 2018, visit the Charles II: Art and Power exhibition at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace to see portraits of many of the protagonists mentioned in Sam's Diary (and including one painting by Palma Vecchio given to Charles II by Sir Edward Montague, Earl of Sandwich from his collection at Hinchingbrooke House). Samuel Pepys is mentioned and quoted several times in the exhibition. There is a copy of Hooke's Micrographia (of which Pepys had a copy PL2116) on display amongst other important books. Also examples of bookbinding by a bookbinder Pepys patronised.

About The BBC's 'A Concert For Samuel Pepys'

GrahamRA  •  Link

I was pleased to attend the concert at St Olave's. A very interesting and enjoyable evening although the focus was on music composed for Pepys by Cesare Morelli who came into Sam's life in the years after the diary ends.
One song by Sam was performed - "Beauty Retire", followed by a song by Morelli on the same text.
There will be a programme on BBC Radio 4 on 'Pepys the Musician' presented by Lucie Skeaping, (who compered the concert) on Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 11.30amGMT. The programme will include audio extracts from the concert. It will be available to listen to on-line on the BBC radio 4 iPlayer for 28 days after the programme is broadcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio. The instruments used were a Baroque Guitar and a Theorbo. No Vyalls to be seen!

About Tuesday 16 February 1663/64

GrahamRA  •  Link

I was pleased to attend the concert at St Olave's. A very interesting and enjoyable evening although the focus was on music composed for Pepys by Cesare Morelli who came into Sam's life in the years after the diary ends.
One song by Sam was performed - "Beauty Retire", followed by a song by Morelli on the same text.
There will be a programme on BBC Radio 4 on 'Pepys the Musician' presented by Lucie Skeaping, (who compered the concert) on Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 11.30amGMT. The programme will include audio extracts from the concert. It will be available to listen to on-line on the BBC radio 4 iPlayer for 28 days after the programme is broadcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio. The instruments used were a Baroque Guitar and a Theorbo. No Vyalls to be seen!