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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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