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

Film screenings are becoming ever more inventive, with fine dining, unusual venues and even hot tubs thrown in to lure audiences. But for Antonia Quirke, nothing can match the downbeat charm of a black-box cinema on a weekday afternoon…read more

158 Vintage women: Jan Dalley on late flourishing2014-08-08 14:00:00
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159 Graffiti and the gallery: Peter Aspden on Pure Evil2014-08-01 09:00:00
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160 Icons of dissent2014-07-25 15:45:00
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