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“At a festival you are bound to enjoy yourself”: Hans Keller at the Edinburgh Festival

Founded by Rudolph Bing, Henry Harvey Wood and Sidney Newman, The Edinburgh Festival celebrates its 70th birthday this year – to which we at MusiCB3 wish many happy returns! There is an excellent account of the generation of the Festival … Continue reading

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Jane Austen 200

This week, the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death has been marked in many different ways, including a statue unveiling, and a first look at the new plastic ten pound note featuring Austen, which has already attracted comment over its … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day is on July 1st. This year’s event will be rather more special than usual as it is the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, with big parties planned all across Canada. Radio 3 has been celebrating Canada 150 too, … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: 2017 anniversaries from ballet to jazz via a rocket.

But first, may I on behalf of us all here at MusiCB3 wish all our readers a safe, happy and fulfilling 2017.  We will be here each week as always with a few words to delight and divert, exploring the … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: The Great Fire of London

350 years ago today, the Great Fire broke out in London. Homes burned, livelihoods were destroyed, Londoners fled the fire with their most treasured possessions. The Great Fire of London being a favourite subject for school projects, it is always … Continue reading

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Arthur Bliss 125

August 2nd 2016 is the 125th anniversary of the birth of Sir Arthur Bliss. At the University Library, we are celebrating this with a music corridor exhibition (opening first week of August 2016) focusing on three major strands: Bliss as a … Continue reading

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Songs of desolation I

July 1st 2016 marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. The first day of the battle remains the most costly single day in British military history  with around 20,000 deaths, and a further 40,000 casualties. The Somme was costly too … Continue reading

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