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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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Brothers in arms

As I mentioned in last week’s MusiCB3 post this week we’re going to be looking at a very personal experience of war; that experienced by Sir Arthur Bliss and his family. Bliss was just about to have his 23rd birthday when … Continue reading

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The singing will never be done

A week Sunday will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Commemorative events will be taking place across the world from Buenos Aires to Bristol. In next week’s MusiCB3 post, we’ll be examining how the war … Continue reading

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Black Bear Music Club Autumn Season 1789 now open for booking

As the summer of 1789 gives way to autumn gales and the good folk of Cambridge settle into the Michaelmas Term, their collective eye may well have been caught by a little announcement in the Cambridge Chronicle which might have … 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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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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