BBC Radio Wales - "The Adam Walton Show"

from by Michael Levy



This is an excerpt from the Adam Walton show on BBC Radio Wales, first broadcast on 5th November, 2017:

Unfortunately, Adam did not have time to expand on the details of my inspiration behind this ancient recreation - "Nero's Lyre" was my evocation of the melody the notorious emperor Nero was said to have sung to the song "The Sack of Illion" (according to the writings of Suetonius), whilst famously accompanying himself on his lyre as he watched the Rome burn during the Great Fire of 64 CE:

Whether this event was fact or merely the political spin of Nero's day, is irrelevant - the concept of this composition, was to evoke upon my own lyre, what Nero's famous lament may have actually sounded like! It was my was my aim in composing "Nero's Lyre" to transport the listener back in time, to relive once more, this timeless, classic moment from antiquity - enjoy your journey...


from Michael Levy's Lyre on the Radio!, released July 31, 2017


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Michael Levy is a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, whose musical mission is to create an entirely new musical genre, which could best be described as a 'New Ancestral Music' - dedicated to reintroducing the recreated lyres, ancient musical modes and intonations, back into the modern musical world.. ... more

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