Tag Archives: music at the UL

Politically incorrect

Cads, bounders, and unbecoming women in opera and song: episode two – an unpalatable truth Last week, Susi introduced the latest exhibition to take place in and around the Anderson Room : Cads, bounders, and unbecoming women. The genesis of the exhibition … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes’ music

Sherlock Holmes is approaching his 130th birthday. The first instalment of A Study in Scarlet, in which Holmes and Watson meet, was published in the 1887 edition of Beeton’s Christmas Annual. Since Conan Doyle’s violin-playing detective is often to be found attending … Continue reading

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Music behind the wire

Did you know that Cambridge University Library has a variety of collections under its roof? Regular users will know that as well as the University Library itself (the “skyscraper” of Cambridge), and the affiliate libraries which are separate geographically from … Continue reading

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Silence?

Tuesday 5th September marks the 105th anniversary of the birth of John Cage. Here at MusiCB3 we wondered if there should be a particular way of celebrating this most quirky of composers? Perhaps there should be a blank post – … Continue reading

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Vesta Tilley at the UL

When I’m not in Cambridge lurking behind the scenes of MusiCB3, another of my haunts is Worcester. Back there last week for the longest time in a while, I noticed quite a few changes around the town that had sprung … Continue reading

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On the street

I’ve just finished cataloguing a new edition of an eighteenth century chorus for 3 voices and continuo De roep van de strate (MRA.260.201.97). What particularly fascinated me about it is that it is a selection of street cries ostensibly following the … Continue reading

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In search of Quixote

When not up to my neck in the world of MusiCB3, I read….a lot…probably far too much (if that’s possible). My current read is a novel that I’ve been meaning to tackle for a very long time – Don Quixote. It’s … Continue reading

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Water Music 300

This month, Handel’s Water Music celebrates its 300th birthday, so we here at MusiCB3 thought we’d take a moment to slip anchor, and go on a little sailing trip for ourselves to see what we might catch. And may I … Continue reading

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Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day is on July 1st. This year’s event will be rather more special than usual as it is the 150th Anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, with big parties planned all across Canada. Radio 3 has been celebrating Canada 150 too, … Continue reading

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Golf and flying opera singers: some distractions

The trouble with working in a library, I find, is that my ‘to read’ list grows too fast to ever get to the end of. Especially since at the moment I am studying (very slowly) for an MA, and so … Continue reading

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