Category Archives: Uncategorized

Pendlebury Library of Music: the end of the academic year.

The end of another academic year at the Pendlebury Library of Music is now upon us, so here’s a quick reminder of some of the highlights. Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Offenbach 200: the Can-Can comes of age

As you may have noticed, this year marks the bi-centenary of Offenbach‘s birth and to mark the occasion we have put together a little, rather eclectic, display in the Anderson Room here at the UL. Never mind the Can-Can, how … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Hans Keller and the anti-competition

Hans Keller was implacably opposed to the concept of competition in music, maintaining that whilst it was something one could associate with sport, the arts were for communication, not competition. Nonetheless, he sat on many competition juries and judging panels, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Shining a light

Saturday sees the return of an annual music festival, which seems to be in equal measure loved or hated, the Eurovision song contest. Eurovision fans have already been watching the semi-finals on BBC Four, and although I’m not quite as … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Yes, she can…

Browsing through the Doreen Carwithen Archive the other day, I came across a selection of popular magazines from the mid-’40s-’50s, all of which featured Doreen. As a young woman composing in what was then very largely a man’s world, she … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

IAML Annual Study Weekend – Thoughts from Leicester

On a sunny Friday afternoon, Kate and I set off from Cambridge for College Court, Leicester for the IAML Annual Study Weekend.  It was a great chance to meet other colleagues working in music libraries and to put some faces … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment