Tag Archives: Cambridge University Library

Libraries are open online

In these challenging times we are all adjusting to working and studying from home. Despite the obvious frustration of having no access to our physical collections that traditionally form a very significant part of music tripos reading lists, or to … Continue reading

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Slow moments with SW: Brahms – balm for the soul

A new series this, to help you through these difficult times. Music is a great source of consolation and hope and, for me, some of the greatest music which offers both those qualities is to be found in Brahms’ slow … Continue reading

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No mere trifle: Beethoven 250

It will not have escaped your notice, dear reader, that this year the world (and not only the musical world) is marking the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. “The music is transcendent. He’s always pushing against the sky, reinventing the … Continue reading

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Behind the notes: Keller, Beethoven and Functional Analysis

You may have noticed, dear reader, that this year we celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. So, to kick off our own celebrations here at MusiCB3, I thought we would combine two extraordinary musical minds and look at Hans … Continue reading

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At the Event: Hans Keller on Beethoven’s String Quartet in B flat, Op.130

Last Tuesday (29th October) it was my great pleasure to attend the launch of not one, but two, volumes of material drawn from the Hans Keller archive: the re-issue of his ‘Jerusalem Diary’ and  – this, the main focus (is … Continue reading

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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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