Author Archives: AP

Women in music: the story continues

Since I last wrote about women in music on occasion of The Rising Tide exhibition, so much has happened. Alongside the many positive initiatives it is important to acknowledge that the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionally affected women and that as … Continue reading

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Preserving electronic music

Can you name ten famous Belgians? When first moving to the UK this joke quite often  came up. Finding an answer to the question was easy enough and no, Hercule Poirot is fictional and not on the list. Although several … Continue reading

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Exploring online music resources

Cambridge University Libraries have over the past year worked very hard on extending access to online resources. If you are a keen follower of the eresources blog you will already have a fairly good idea of the fantastic content that … Continue reading

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Online notated music collections

Welcoming our new students in a predominantly online environment in October was quite an unusual and for many also an unsettling experience. Now that we are entering a new stage of COVID-19 lockdown MusiCB3 will briefly reflect on how our … Continue reading

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Libraries are open online

In these challenging times we are all adjusting to working and studying from home. Despite the obvious frustration of having no access to our physical collections that traditionally form a very significant part of music tripos reading lists, or to … Continue reading

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IAML Board@Cambridge

  The IAML Board spent their leap year day in Cambridge for the mid-year Board meeting. Where better to shelter from blustery winds and torrential rains than at the Pendlebury Library?

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The Rising Tide in music

The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge includes many stories of ‘firsts’ for women at Cambridge University. It is a celebration of achievements, yet also illustrates the struggle involved and the many waves of successes and setbacks. The story of women … Continue reading

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Roberto Gerhard

Catalan composer Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970) settled in Cambridge in 1940, after the Spanish civil war. Although main recognition of his achievements came perhaps later in his career, he has long been widely acknowledged as a key figure in the development … Continue reading

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Discovering music collections

As this year’s welcome to our new students, I would like to touch very briefly on ways of discovering and exploring music collections in Cambridge and beyond. Some of this might sound familiar to those of you who have recently … Continue reading

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Francesca Vella, In Search of Voice

Originally posted on Music @ Cambridge: Research:
One of the big frustrations the modern opera scholar experiences when approaching the subject of nineteenth-century singers is that the large majority of their voices are lost. No matter how deep you dig into…

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