Author Archives: Kate

Christmas Carols at MusiCB3

MusiCB3 is looking very festive lately. The much-admired Pendlebury Christmas decorations are up, and the exhibition cases in the Anderson Room are showing off some of the Music Department’s Christmas-related items. One of the Anderson Room cases is devoted to … Continue reading

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Autumn at MusiCB3

Cambridge has turned a bit autumnal lately. After the ridiculously hot summer, I’m finding chilly cycle rides a bit of a shock to the system! However, Autumn in Cambridge is an exciting time as it means that the beginning of … Continue reading

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Roald’s Marvellous Musicals

At the age of about eight, I was completely obsessed with Roald Dahl’s Matilda. I’m sure I can’t have been the only hopeful child to spend hours trying to move things with my eyes after reading it (I hope not … Continue reading

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New CDs at the Pendlebury

Today on MusiCB3, a glimpse of just a few of the new CDs that have arrived over the summer… Symphonies / Pärt Classmark: CD.M.1362 This recording by NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic, conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste, presents all four of Pärt’s Symphonies on a … Continue reading

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Queen of Soul

Along with the rest of the world, we were saddened at MusiCB3 to learn of the death of Aretha Franklin. Known in various parts of the world as Lady Soul, Sister Ree, La Diva Franklin, Le Regina del Soul, La … Continue reading

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Birdland and book trains

This week on MusiCB3, it’s time for a quick ‘what I did on my holidays’ post. I went to New York, and these are some of the musical places I saw…

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Musical maps

A conversation with a reader the other day about street pianos led to me stumbling across this. Mapping the ‘Play me, I’m yours‘ street piano project, the site records the locations of street pianos past and present. It is also … Continue reading

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