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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241 Real to reel2012-08-23 23:00:00
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242 What is British music?2012-08-10 19:50:00
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243 Religious art for atheists2012-07-27 16:25:00
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244 What's the legacy of the Cultural Olympiad?2012-07-06 15:10:00
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245 Spoken word: the rise of performance poetry2012-07-03 23:00:00
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246 Interview with playwright Simon Stephens2012-06-22 08:00:00
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247 Whatever happened to Britpop?2012-06-15 08:00:00
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248 The Great Gatsby now2012-06-01 16:46:00
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249 Who's afraid of Pina Bausch?2012-05-25 16:44:00
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250 Rappers and reality: has hip hop lost touch with its roots?2012-05-17 23:01:00
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251 Writing Britain: how landscape shapes art and literature2012-05-11 16:17:00
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252 The Bauhaus revisited2012-05-03 23:00:00
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253 Shakespeare: lost in translation?2012-04-20 17:10:00
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254 British design, then and now2012-03-29 16:27:00
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British design, then and now

Ahead of the Victoria and Albert museum’s new exhibition 'British Design 1948-2012', Jan Dalley asks: can great design build a better society? Can Britain be called a leader in the field when its manufacturing industry is all but dead? And are we doing enough to foster a new generation of artists and designers? She is joined by the furniture designer Matthew Hilton, co-curator of the V&A show Christopher Breward, and FT arts writer Peter Aspden. Produced by Griselda Murray Brown…read more

255 Madonna: still the Queen of Pop?2012-03-26 13:00:00
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256 Bright Young Playwrights2012-03-23 11:18:00
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257 How contemporary classical music got cool2012-03-08 18:18:00
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258 Louis de Bernières on how to film a book2012-02-20 19:10:00
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259 Bollywood now2012-02-13
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260 Leonard Cohen and Paul McCartney: is there life in the old dogs yet?2012-02-07 16:00:00
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