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Thurston Dart, a musicians’ musician

Those of you who are regular followers of MusiCB3 will be aware of our two previous posts on Thurston Dart. This one follows on from those, looking especially at the recordings held in the Dart Archive here at the University Library.

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Robert Thurston Dart

If you have been reading our blog, you are undoubtedly already aware that the University Library holds many unique and fascinating music archives in various shapes and forms. The composer archives are probably best known, since they are quite prominently … Continue reading

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Looking forward (and a little back)

New Year, new lockdown. Staying positive, MusiCB3’s fact checkers have been looking up 2021 anniversaries (in between turkey, Christmas pud, and the Queen), and have found plenty of lives to celebrate including…

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To celebrate, to commemorate: Stanley Sadie (1930 – 2005)

This year marks what would have been the 90th birthday of the much-missed musician, critic, author and editor Stanley Sadie so we here at MusiCB3 thought we would devote a little post to reflect on his immeasurable contribution to musical … Continue reading

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The Stanley Sadie Archive

The archive of the musicologist and music critic, Stanley John Sadie (1930-2005) was donated to Cambridge University Library in 2013 by Sadie’s widow and is an important addition to the Library’s existing music collections which include several archives of eminent … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: David Munrow

David Munrow’s first professional concert took place in 1967, his last in May 1976. During those short eight and a half years, his star blazed across the musical sky. He probably did more than any other single person to popularise … Continue reading

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At the event: UL Friends talk by Margaret Faultless

It’s all in the notes. Or is it?…. On Wednesday February 11th Margaret Faultless gave an absorbing and illuminating lecture-recital to the Friends of the University Library on performance practice at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries taking … Continue reading

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Tudor Treasures

As part of Open Cambridge next week (12-13 September), the University Library will be hosting a Tudor Treasures tour. (It’s currently fully booked, but check the UL’s Facebook page just in case any cancellations occur). I was asked to look out some … Continue reading

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Cambridge’s musical records

The title of this Friends event sums up quite nicely what I would like to put in the limelight this week: archival records with a “musical theme” that are held at the Music and the Manuscripts Department of Cambridge University … Continue reading

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