Pepys the Musician

DPhil student Dionysios Kyropoulos has recently finished working on a radio documentary on the musical life of Samuel Pepys and his household musician Cesare Morelli, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

You can listen here:

As a bass singer and amateur lutenist like Pepys, Dionysios Kyropoulos found himself uniquely placed as a stage director and researcher to interpret the music Morelli wrote for his master.

At the heart of the programme is a concert of Morelli’s works, made possible by Dionysios, and heard for the first time since the compositions were played and sung by Pepys himself.

Read more about Dionysios’ experience of making the documentary here: