Tag Archives: Roberto Gerhard

Preserving electronic music

Can you name ten famous Belgians? When first moving to the UK this joke quite often  came up. Finding an answer to the question was easy enough and no, Hercule Poirot is fictional and not on the list. Although several … Continue reading

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On leaving Schoenberg

Roberto Gerhard, who died 50 years ago on January 5th, was one of the most important composers to have lived in Cambridge. Born in Valls near Barcelona in 1896 to a Swiss-German father and Alsatian mother he was brought up … 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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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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Roberto Gerhard’s Photos

The photographs in the Gerhard Archive have now been sorted and documented, and lists of them can be found on the Gerhard web pages. They arrived in the Library totally unsorted, and many of them unidentified. Roberto had marked the … Continue reading

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