Category Archives: Music

Poldowski’s Bloomsbury Waltz

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Nicely timed for International Women’s Day, I have become completely obsessed by a single work by a composer I had never heard of until the other day: Poldowski (1879-1932), the assumed name of Régine Wieniawski, the daughter of the violinist … Continue reading

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A belated world book day post: 10 things to love about Zotero

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If you like books, you’ll love Zotero. And it’s free. Here’s a post about how I like using it most. Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #52 (DK): Slow tendu music

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For those long, slow, school-y tendus for which no music seems suitable, here’s some suitable music. Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #51 (DQ): A coda medley

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What is a coda in ballet? Here are 10 pages of codas, and links to seven famous ballet codas you have to know. Continue reading

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The wonderful Library of Dance

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The Library of Dance is an enormous collection of historical dance sources, including hundreds of vintage dance manuals that include tunes. Continue reading

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Madge Gillings and Mrs Bagot Stack on record

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The Women’s League of Health and Beauty Exercises—music from the early 1930s, and a beautiful documentary, all online. Continue reading

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