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To celebrate, to commemorate: Pauline Viardot at 200

As for Mme Viardot, her performance is worthy of a study by itself. Her gifts are so complete and so varied, they touch on so many aspects of music and combine such fine technique with irresistible spontaneity, that they inspire … Continue reading

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The Rising Tide in music

The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge includes many stories of ‘firsts’ for women at Cambridge University. It is a celebration of achievements, yet also illustrates the struggle involved and the many waves of successes and setbacks. The story of women … Continue reading

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Yes, she can…

Browsing through the Doreen Carwithen Archive the other day, I came across a selection of popular magazines from the mid-’40s-’50s, all of which featured Doreen. As a young woman composing in what was then very largely a man’s world, she … Continue reading

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Happy IWD!

Happy International Women’s Day from MusiCB3! There are musical events and projects going on both in Cambridge and further afield to promote the performance of work by female composers, and I thought for today’s post I would explore some of … Continue reading

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Why “Not worth a mention”?

You may have wondered why our latest exhibition, in and around the Anderson Room, celebrating the work of female composers has the odd title of “Not worth a mention“. The idea for the exhibition came about through a chance conversation … Continue reading

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