Tag Archives: To celebrate to commemorate

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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To celebrate, to commemorate: 2017 anniversaries from ballet to jazz via a rocket.

But first, may I on behalf of us all here at MusiCB3 wish all our readers a safe, happy and fulfilling 2017.  We will be here each week as always with a few words to delight and divert, exploring the … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: 2016

Here we are with our annual recap to commemorate a selection of relevant musicians who passed away in 2016, and some listening suggestions to remember them by. 2016 has been a sad year, marked by the loss of important figures … Continue reading

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To Celebrate, to Commemorate: Sir Neville Marriner

We were all very saddened at MusiCB3 to learn of the death of Sir Neville Marriner on 2nd October. He has been an integral and vibrant part of musical life not just in the UK, but globally for well over … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: The Great Fire of London

350 years ago today, the Great Fire broke out in London. Homes burned, livelihoods were destroyed, Londoners fled the fire with their most treasured possessions. The Great Fire of London being a favourite subject for school projects, it is always … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: David Munrow

David Munrow’s first professional concert took place in 1967, his last in May 1976. During those short eight and a half years, his star blazed across the musical sky. He probably did more than any other single person to popularise … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: Pierre Boulez (1925 – 2016)

It was with great sadness that MusiCB3 learned that the composer and conductor Pierre Boulez died on 5th January at the age of 90. Utterly impossible, of course, to do justice in this modest space to THE giant of 20th … Continue reading

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