Tag Archives: Music archives

It’s been quite a year…

Unfortunately since publishing this post the Last Night of the Proms has been cancelled due to recent events. …for composer, Doreen Carwithen. Born November 15th 1922, there have been a series of events throughout the year to mark her centenary. … Continue reading

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Hogwood Archive: an introduction

The library has in recent years acquired significant materials and collections relating to the Early Music Revival. One of these is the Christopher Hogwood Archive, which was donated to the library by the Hogwood Estate. The aim of establishing a … Continue reading

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Pendlebury Item Spotlight: Fux’s Gradus ad Parnassum, 1742 edition.

I’ve decided that it might be a nice idea to highlight a particular item each month that has caught my eye in the Pendlebury’s collection. In these quieter summer months, I’ve been finding myself primarily cataloguing some of the rare … Continue reading

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Hans Keller 100: the view from Another Place

Hans Keller and Haydn were sitting together in the Ambrosia Café in Another Place enjoying a cup of Viennese coffee and a gossip. “Happy Birthday old man”, said Haydn pushing a roughly-wrapped package across the table, “this is for you”. … Continue reading

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Roberto Gerhard

Catalan composer Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970) settled in Cambridge in 1940, after the Spanish civil war. Although main recognition of his achievements came perhaps later in his career, he has long been widely acknowledged as a key figure in the development … Continue reading

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Easter at Elgar’s

After spending Easter with family in Worcester, it seemed as though I had been away from Cambridge a long time when I got back on Sunday. It is good to be back! Wanting to make the most of the sunny … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)

It cannot have escaped your notice that this year we celebrate the centenary of the birth of one of Britain’s greatest composers: Benjamin Britten.  Best known for works such as Peter Grimes, the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and the … Continue reading

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High hopes

The previously mentioned Thistlethwaite archive throws a completely different light on the nature of amateur music making in the UK during the twentieth century, showing that amateur operatic productions could be astonishingly daring and ambitious in their scope and design. Lee Thistlethwaite’s … Continue reading

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