Author Archives: Kate

Orpheus in the London-world : Happy Birthday Offenbach

Yesterday saw the 200th anniversary of the birth of Jacques Offenbach. As regular readers will know, MusiCB3 has been celebrating Offenbach’s anniversary month with an exhibition in the Anderson Room, and with Susi’s blog post earlier this month. For this … Continue reading

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Musical time capsules : back to the 50s

Over the last couple of weeks we have been doing one of our regular ‘inspections’ at the University Library side of MusiCB3. This is pretty much what it says on the tin – we take a section of the music … Continue reading

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Poikilographia: a tale of two Writing Masters

It is a rare occurrence, at MusiCB3, to stumble across a volume which has nothing to do with music, so I was interested to find a 1830s handwriting guide lurking in a box at the Pendlebury this week…

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Happy IWD!

Happy International Women’s Day from MusiCB3! There are musical events and projects going on both in Cambridge and further afield to promote the performance of work by female composers, and I thought for today’s post I would explore some of … Continue reading

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What’s new at the Pendlebury?

A few quick updates from the Pendlebury Library this week!

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2019: Looking forward…

Following on from Margaret’s post last week looking back over 2018, this week MusiCB3 looks ahead to some of the musical anniversaries and events of the coming year!

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Polka-ing round the Christmas tree

Thought it was all comic songs and sentimental ballads in the UL’s Victorian sheet music collection? Think again! These nineteenth century composers and their illustrators also favoured us with dances galore – perfect for dancing around one’s drawing room to … Continue reading

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