Tag Archives: concert programmes

Celebrating Purcell: treasure trove in the Keller Archive

That caught your eye, dear reader, didn’t it? But first, I must come clean to my many delightful Keller followers: this is not about the man himself or indeed his insights into Purcell (not that I’m aware he had any). … 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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New Old Music: Hogwood collection highlights

Following in the footsteps of New Old Books and recent acquisitions posts on the Cambridge University Library Special Collections blog, this week will provide a little taster of music items purchased from the estate of Christopher Hogwood. Our new treasures include music manuscripts, early printed … Continue reading

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Bygone concert venues: the Aeolian Hall

It’s been quite a while since we visited one of the many venues represented in our concert programmes collections here at the University Library: browsing amonst them recently, I came across our modest collection for the Aeolian Hall. Only a … Continue reading

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Haydn at the Black Bear

Regular readers of this blog will know of my near-obsession with the Black Bear Music Club and will, I hope, smile indulgently as I take the opportunity to craft another post about the Club inspired by a concert given here … Continue reading

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Wearing three hats: Hans Keller and concert programmes

As I write this time, I can compete with Mr. Keller in the hat stakes, not only wearing my Hans Keller Archivist’s deerstalker, but also the extremely fetching fascinator I don when taking care of the concert programme collections at … Continue reading

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An evening with the Black Bear Music Club: May 8th 1809

It’s been a long time since we visited my friends at the Black Bear Music Club. High time to put that right and see what they were up to once again, so, setting aside my work on the Hans Keller … Continue reading

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