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May 22, 2019

Praising the Dead

Where did the Requiem come from and why have so many composers been fascinated with death? We explore the evolution of the Mass for the Dead, and looks at the five big ones to die for.

May 21, 2019

From Book Shelf to Ice Shelf

Carolyn Philpott’s work as a musicologist has taken her from writing a book about Malcolm Williamson to visiting Antarctica. She reveals how she is exploring the ways composers have used music to represent landscape, and how music might advocate for fragile regions.

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