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Cristofori 290

Last month saw 290 years since the death of Bartolomeo Cristofori (4th May 1655 – 27th January 1731), the instrument maker who developed the gravicembalo col piano e forte, or “harpsichord with soft and loud” generally thought of as being … Continue reading

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More on Pendlebury hidden collections

Sometimes, when the Pendlebury Library is quiet and term has ended, I disappear from my workplace to reach the secret corners of the library, rooms accessible only to library staff. A door in the library annexe separates the accessible part … Continue reading

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Adolf Jensen: Is Bigger Better?

I was recently looking into some minutiae of British musical life around 1880, and I encountered several references to a composer whose name was quite new to me: Adolf Jensen (1837–1879). At first it seemed an odd stroke of chance … Continue reading

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