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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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Music and Science

Exploring the relationship between music and science is a vast area of research which has evolved significantly over the past centuries. The obvious place to start is in Ancient Greece in the 6th century BC with Pythagoras, who has been … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: David Munrow

David Munrow’s first professional concert took place in 1967, his last in May 1976. During those short eight and a half years, his star blazed across the musical sky. He probably did more than any other single person to popularise … Continue reading

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Yehudi Menuhin Centenary

This April is the centenary month of Yehudi Menuhin, who was born in New York on 22nd April 1916, to Russian-Jewish parents. Described by his biographer Humphrey Burton as “the most famous kid on the planet” Yehudi was playing full-length recitals by … Continue reading

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