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And don’t forget to breathe…

Lent term this year has felt like an especially long one, with Easter the latest it’s been since 2014. The fact that it feels even later than usual is probably also because it was relatively early last year, on April … 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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Berlioz 150

Now that the Hans Keller centenary is over, my lovely colleagues here at the UL were very concerned that I might be at a loose end. “I know,” they said “SW is a Berlioz fan isn’t she? We’ll ask her … Continue reading

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Hans Keller 100: the view from Another Place

Hans Keller and Haydn were sitting together in the Ambrosia Café in Another Place enjoying a cup of Viennese coffee and a gossip. “Happy Birthday old man”, said Haydn pushing a roughly-wrapped package across the table, “this is for you”. … Continue reading

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Sepolcro

Last week my colleague, Justin, happened across a musical genre, sepolcro, that no-one in the Music Department here at the UL, had seen before. The timing of this find couldn’t have been more appropriate as it happened to be Shrove … Continue reading

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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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Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus!

Or as they say, east of the border – a happy Saint David’s Day to you. Spring has sprung early, the daffodils are already out, and we (or at least the sole Welsh person working in the Music Department here … Continue reading

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