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From the back row of the stalls: Hans Keller and film music

“In its relation to its audiences, film music is the most disquieting problem child of contemporary art (the stress being not only on ‘problem’, but also on ‘child’).” So begins an unpublished article written by Hans Keller in August 1947 … Continue reading

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Cambridge Professors of Music: Maurice Greene

I promised – possibly rashly – in my previous post on our current little exhibition about the early Professors of Music here in Cambridge that I would write a little more about Maurice Greene. So here goes: in a nutshell, … Continue reading

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Hans Keller, Haydn and Marion Scott

Bear with me, gentle reader – there is a connection…somewhere… I have just spent most of a day reassembling the jigsaw of the manuscript of Hans Keller‘s book The Great Haydn Quartets [M668.c.95.53] – no easy task when one’s knowledge of the … Continue reading

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“And during the interval, Hans Keller will…”: radio scripts in the Keller Archive

By the time of his retirement in March 1979, Hans Keller had become one of the most experienced radio broadcasters and talks producers of his generation. Not only had he delivered a prodigious number of talks for the BBC, but … Continue reading

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John Scarborough’s night at the Black Bear Inn

It’s nearly a year since we spent an evening with our friends at the Black Bear Inn here in Cambridge: high time to drop in on them once again. Let’s see what they were up to back in April 1789. … 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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Digital scanning, picnics, creating displays, tours and sample lectures: Work Experience Students 2016

These past two weeks, the Pendlebury Library of Music has once again played host to some Year 10 work experience students who are studying at local schools.  Here’s a taste of what they got up to…

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