Tag Archives: Music Department

At the Event: Hans Keller on Beethoven’s String Quartet in B flat, Op.130

Last Tuesday (29th October) it was my great pleasure to attend the launch of not one, but two, volumes of material drawn from the Hans Keller archive: the re-issue of his ‘Jerusalem Diary’ and  – this, the main focus (is … Continue reading

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Hans Keller on…Schoenberg

The start of a new series, this, where I give over my pen to Hans Keller and present some of the exquisite pieces which have surfaced from the dustier corners of his archive. This first, on Schoenberg, of whom Keller … Continue reading

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Your starter for 10: Hans Keller’s music quiz

Now that the May week celebrations here (in June, of course) are well and truly over and the summer holidays have begun in earnest, what better than a little exercise for the grey cells to keep them in trim for … Continue reading

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Offenbach 200: the Can-Can comes of age

As you may have noticed, this year marks the bi-centenary of Offenbach‘s birth and to mark the occasion we have put together a little, rather eclectic, display in the Anderson Room here at the UL. Never mind the Can-Can, how … Continue reading

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Hans Keller and the anti-competition

Hans Keller was implacably opposed to the concept of competition in music, maintaining that whilst it was something one could associate with sport, the arts were for communication, not competition. Nonetheless, he sat on many competition juries and judging panels, … Continue reading

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Hans Keller 100: the view from Another Place

Hans Keller and Haydn were sitting together in the Ambrosia CafĂ© 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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Hans Keller 100: a full score of events.

“If there is any point in an anniversary at all (victimization by over-exposure apart) it is a momentary pause: we stop at the traffic lights to reflect, for a moment, upon where we are going. Or rather, we know where … Continue reading

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