Audio collection

Scope and Content

This collection includes the following records:

1) Music composed by Burgess

2) Lectures and seminars given by Burgess

3) Recordings of Burgess reading from his own works, or reciting the works of others, such as Hopkins, Shakespeare, Milton, H.G. Wells, Dickens, and Chaucer

4) Conversations and interviews with Burgess, including informal conversations with family and friends, such as Alice Thomas Ellis (Anna Haycraft), and discussions with other artists about projects on which they were collaborating, such as Mario Maranzana (regarding a proposed Italian translation of Burgess's operetta, Blooms of Dublin).

The collection also includes music purchased by Burgess, his wife, Liana, or son, Andrew, for their own enjoyment.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently, we do not have the facility to play recordings made on vinyl or magnetic tape. However, a number of Burgess's lectures, which were originally recorded to magnetic tape, have been digitised, and may be made available to researchers upon application to the Archivist.