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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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From the Editor’s spike: Hans Keller and Haydn’s 250th anniversary

Here in the Hans Keller archive there are several boxes of unpublished articles spanning the whole of Keller’s writing career. The flow of ideas was unstoppable and clearly outstripped the speed at which editors and typesetters could keep up. Doing … 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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IAML Leipzig 2018: it’s all in the mix

“Die Mischung machts; It’s all in the mix” was an eminently suitable catch phrase for the IAML Leipzig 2018 Congress. IAML congresses always offer a very full and varied programme but the Leipzig week had so much on offer that … 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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Creating a general impression: Debussy and “L’Après-midi d’un Faune”

The opening four bars of Debussy’s L’Après-midi d’un Faune mustsurely be one of the most iconic in the entire classical repertoire – up there with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and the Prelude to Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. The languor and sensuousness … Continue reading

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Holidays

It’s been sticky work here at the UL over the last few weeks, especially in the non-air conditioned Anderson Room office, where even with a fan working like crazy, and most of the doors and windows open, the MusiCB3 staff … Continue reading

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