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Molto animato

For our latest exhibition in the Anderson Room, we are celebrating that most festive of ballets, The Nutcracker, with two selection cases of items, including an edition published to commemorate the inclusion of The Nutcracker in Disney’s 1940 classic Fantasia; … Continue reading

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A quartet of Christmas choirs

A choir… What is a choir? Being in four different choirs in the run up to Christmas this year, I can tell you that no one choir is the same.  ‘Choirs’ can vary tremendously.

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To celebrate, to commemorate: Stephen Cleobury

We were shocked and saddened, here at MusiCB3, to hear of the death of Sir Stephen Cleobury, former Director of Music of King’s College, Cambridge, at the weekend. Stephen had been at King’s for 37 years before his retirement in … Continue reading

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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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A different track

This week, I have been busy laying out a small exhibition in the Anderson Room to commemorate the start of the Second World War. I had a very clear idea in my head of what I was going to do … Continue reading

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At the Event: Hans Keller on Beethoven’s String Quartet in B flat, Op.130

Last Tuesday (29th October) it was my great pleasure to attend the launch of not one, but two, volumes of material drawn from the Hans Keller archive: the re-issue of his ‘Jerusalem Diary’ and  – this, the main focus (is … Continue reading

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“Spiders and Snakes and Cats…Oh my!”

What do spiders, snakes, and cats have in common? They are all things you would come across at MusiCB3 this Halloween (or at any time, to be honest!). Libraries are home to a surprising number of ‘animals’, and the music … Continue reading

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