Tag Archives: To celebrate to commemorate

From MusiCB3 with love

Next Thursday is the Feast of St. Valentine. In the Anderson Room we have a pop-up exhibition celebrating St. Valentine’s Day, with some lovely examples of Victorian Valentine’s music, and an unusual “naval” Valentine celebrating an all-too-real battle (more on … Continue reading

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50 years ago today revisited

You may remember that a while ago, Kate celebrated the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper with a blog-post. It gave us a great chance to show off our copy of the LP, an American imprint, that is, perhaps surprisingly, part … Continue reading

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2018: That was the year that was…

A very Happy New Year to all MusiCB3 readers. Over the course of 2018 the MusiCB3 team has written 49 posts on items musical ranging from Roald Dahl inspirations to changing attitudes towards female composers. Victorian music continued to entertain, … Continue reading

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Brothers in arms

As I mentioned in last week’s MusiCB3 post this week we’re going to be looking at a very personal experience of war; that experienced by Sir Arthur Bliss and his family. Bliss was just about to have his 23rd birthday when … Continue reading

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The singing will never be done

A week Sunday will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. Commemorative events will be taking place across the world from Buenos Aires to Bristol. In next week’s MusiCB3 post, we’ll be examining how the war … Continue reading

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L’après-midi de Monsieur Croche: Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

This year marks the centenary of the death of Achille-Claude Debussy, and to mark the occasion we have arranged an exhibition in the Music Department which runs until October Born in St. Germain-en-Laye to Manuel-Achille Debussy and his wife Victorine, … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018

In common with the university community across Cambridge, we were saddened this week to hear of the death of Professor Stephen Hawking. I wondered what place music played in his life, and was delighted to discover that it was important … Continue reading

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