Tag Archives: C20 composers

ER in the Keller Archive: Schoenberg score in intensive care

A little while ago, as I was quietly sorting through what I have dubbed the “Attic Anhang” of the Keller Archive to get it ready for documenting, I came across a miniature score of Schoenberg’s String Quartet Op.7. Imagine my … Continue reading

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Hans Keller on…Schoenberg

The start of a new series, this, where I give over my pen to Hans Keller and present some of the exquisite pieces which have surfaced from the dustier corners of his archive. This first, on Schoenberg, of whom Keller … Continue reading

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Arthur Bliss 125: WWI and The Somme

As part of the University Library’s exhibition celebrating the 125th anniversary of Sir Arthur Bliss’s birth, and as a tribute to those whose lives were lost during the Battle of the Somme in 1916, we are showing a case which … Continue reading

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At the event: Encoding Music

On Saturday 12 March, the music department at Cambridge University Library took part in the Cambridge Science Festival with Encoding Music. Last week, we outlined our plans for the day in this blog. Today, I would like to start with thanking everyone, volunteers and … Continue reading

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To celebrate to commemorate: John Wall Callcott (1766 – 1821)

John Wall Callcott (1766 – 1821) is synonymous with the Glee, that quintessentially English unaccompanied sentimental part-song, usually for male voices, popular in the 18th and early 19th century for the enjoyment of which the Noblemen and Gentlemen’s Catch Club … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: Pierre Boulez (1925 – 2016)

It was with great sadness that MusiCB3 learned that the composer and conductor Pierre Boulez died on 5th January at the age of 90. Utterly impossible, of course, to do justice in this modest space to THE giant of 20th … Continue reading

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At the event: Charles Ives study day @ the Guildhall School of Music

“Understanding Charles Ives’s music is no easy task. Its diversity is unrivaled, ranging from band marches to avant-garde experiments and from Victorian church anthems to some of the most complex orchestral music ever written.” So begins Peter Burkholder’s 1986 seminal … Continue reading

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