Tag Archives: To celebrate to commemorate

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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Hello, G’Day, Shalom

Sometimes you don’t always end up writing what you intended…This started out as a post for Australia Day 2018; but ended up as a rather different story. So how did MusiCB3 manage to travel from Poland to Sydney, via Canterbury … Continue reading

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…and welcome to 2018

First and foremost a very happy and healthy 2018 to all our devoted followers! It falls to me once again to look ahead and pick out some of the anniversaries which I am particularly looking forward to. The last few … Continue reading

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Farewell to 2017

The festivities have come and gone, and it’s a brand new year. Susi will be blogging later this month about all the exciting musical things we have to look forward to in 2018 including, I suspect, a few MusiCB3 teasers; … 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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Scott Joplin at the UL and the Pendlebury

Scott Joplin died on 1st April, 1917. The centenary of his death last week seemed a good moment to investigate what the UL and Pendlebury collections held relating to the ‘King of Ragtime’…  

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