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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141 Loan goal: Peter Aspden on the Elgin Marbles2014-12-12 14:05:00
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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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Rich pickings: Peter Aspden on spectator apartheid

Art may be essentially egalitarian as it illuminates the human condition – but that hasn't stopped members of the Porsche Travel Club getting special access to the Sistine Chapel. Should we worry if the wealthy corner the finest cultural experiences?…read more

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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