The Music of Anthony Burgess Exhibition

Johnny James, Managing Editor
The Music of Anthony Burgess
The International Anthony Burgess Foundation

The Music of Anthony Burgess, online, 18 May–26 June 2020, free entry - Visit now

Anthony Burgess is best known for his literature, but that was only one side of his artistic output. At the heart of his creative life, right beside literature, was music.

Burgess was a talented and prolific composer who wrote in many genres and styles: symphonies, concertos, musicals, chamber music, film soundtracks, songs and much more. If you’re new to this, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation are offering a great entry point to explore Burgess’ musical career.


The Foundation has created a new online exhibition housing seven of the composer’s most important works. Alongside the audio, you’ll find digitised artefacts and contextual information which gives you a deeper understanding of these works, and of the man behind them. From his piano music (which he was particularly fond of) to his setting of T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land to his Symphony in C, there’s a lot to explore. Dig in!

The Music of Anthony Burgess, online

18 May–26 June 2020
Free entry