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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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The face that launched…

The British Museum is coming to the end of its current exhibition, Troy : Myth and Reality in a few weeks time. I visited it recently, and was delighted to find a poster in the exhibition, that had links with … Continue reading

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1920s Cambridge : some musical snapshots

This week it was time to swap over the items in the Pendlebury Library exhibition case, to replace the collection of historical audio-visual formats that have been on display there for the last couple of months. MusiCB3 readers were promised … Continue reading

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Molto animato

For our latest exhibition in the Anderson Room, we are celebrating that most festive of ballets, The Nutcracker, with two selection cases of items, including an edition published to commemorate the inclusion of The Nutcracker in Disney’s 1940 classic Fantasia; … Continue reading

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The Rising Tide in music

The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge includes many stories of ‘firsts’ for women at Cambridge University. It is a celebration of achievements, yet also illustrates the struggle involved and the many waves of successes and setbacks. The story of women … Continue reading

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Wood at the Proms

2019 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir Henry Wood. The British conductor’s name is inextricably linked with that of the Proms – probably the most famous music festival in the world. Although there had been promenade concerts … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to Baby Spice?

What is wrong with this picture? Yes, that’s right – no Baby Spice (now I come to think of it, the title of this post might have been something of a giveaway…).

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