FT Life of a Song

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Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.

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FT Life of a Song

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181 Degree show: Peter Aspden on Derek Jarman2014-01-24 16:55:00
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182 Wig interpretation: Peter Aspden on ‘American Hustle’2014-01-17 10:00:00
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183 A Banksy in the boardroom: Peter Aspden on corporate collections2014-01-10 15:25:00
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184 Culture versus clutter: Peter Aspden on ‘Stuffocation’2014-01-03 13:35:00
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185 Critical voice: Peter Aspden on Ai Weiwei2013-12-27 10:00:00
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186 Sporting life: Peter Aspden on Russian Realism2013-12-20 18:20:00
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187 'Alien invasion in the G.L.A.C.' by Mohsin Hamid2013-12-20 17:05:00
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188 Jay-Z and Pablo P: Peter Aspden on Art Basel Miami Beach2013-12-13 10:00:00
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189 Restoration drama: Peter Aspden on Kenwood House2013-11-29 11:25:00
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190 Space adventure: Peter Aspden on Philippe Parreno2013-11-22 15:40:00
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191 Sitcom nation: Peter Aspden on daytime TV2013-11-15 11:45:00
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192 Nap music: Peter Aspden on the UK’s first ‘sleeping gig’2013-11-08 15:35:00
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193 Soul power: Peter Aspden on icons2013-10-25 09:00:00
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194 Bryte star: Peter Aspden on Nick Drake2013-10-18 16:00:00
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195 Auteur ego: Peter Aspden on Bertolucci2013-10-11 15:25:00
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196 Tomorrow people: Peter Aspden on FutureFest2013-10-04 09:00:00
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197 A messy business: Peter Aspden on sex2013-09-27 11:35:00
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198 Something old, something new: Peter Aspden on the classic with a twist2013-09-20 12:50:00
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199 Puccini vs the Twitterverse: Peter Aspden finds shelter in the stalls2013-09-13 13:00:00
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Puccini vs the Twitterverse: Peter Aspden finds shelter in the stalls

Culture is becoming a refuge for the digitally brutalised: an evening at the opera, or cinema, or theatre, is where we go to escape technological overload, the FT’s arts writer argues…read more

200 Look, don’t sketch: Peter Aspden on the V&A’s blockbuster dilemma2013-09-06 13:40:00
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