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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141 Loan goal: Peter Aspden on the Elgin Marbles2014-12-12 14:05:00
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Loan goal: Peter Aspden on the Elgin Marbles

In lending one of its Parthenon sculptures to Russia, the British Museum has provoked Greece and exposed the hollowness of so-called ‘cultural diplomacy’…read more

142 Past masters: Peter Aspden on Terry Riley and Joni Mitchell2014-12-05 16:05:00
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143 Kitchen-sink commandments: ‘Decalogue’, 25 years on2014-11-28 14:45:00
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144 Hitting the arts jackpot2014-11-21 16:32:00
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145 Revolution for sale: Peter Aspden on Nike and The Beatles2014-11-14 16:05:00
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146 Beginnings and endings: Taylor Swift and Sylvie Guillem2014-11-07 12:44:00
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147 Show us what you’ve got2014-10-31 15:56:00
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148 Rich pickings: Peter Aspden on spectator apartheid2014-10-24 14:01:00
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149 Rhythm and bruises: Peter Aspden on Boy Blue2014-10-17 13:47:00
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150 Rembrandt right or wrong2014-10-10 10:14:00
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151 Flux and the city: Peter Aspden on urban art2014-10-03 13:05:00
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152 Happy Birthday, Leonard Cohen2014-09-19 13:05:00
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153 Roll over, rock ’n’ roll: Peter Aspden on Miley Cyrus2014-09-12 11:05:00
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154 Computers versus connoisseurs2014-09-09 13:20:00
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155 Sun, sea and tragic wisdom: Peter Aspden on cultural tourism2014-09-05 14:35:00
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156 In praise of boiled string2014-08-29 14:30:00
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157 Snap judgment: Bendor Grosvenor on photography in galleries2014-08-22 11:35:00
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158 The loser’s guide to movie-going2014-08-15 16:35:00
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159 Vintage women: Jan Dalley on late flourishing2014-08-08 14:00:00
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160 Graffiti and the gallery: Peter Aspden on Pure Evil2014-08-01 09:00:00
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