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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241 What is British music?2012-08-10 19:50:00
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What is British music?

Elgar, the Beatles and Dizzee Rascal have all had a starring role in London’s Olympic Games, with some astonishing scenes that told the world the story of Britain’s contribution to popular culture. But can British music continue to punch above its weight? In this special edition of the Arts Podcast, FT pop critic Ludovic Hunter-Tilney is joined in the studio by Laura Battle, an FT classical music critic, Peter Aspden, the newspaper's culture columnist, and Paul Morely, radio and TV presenter and music critic. With music by The Beatles, Thomas Ades, Roy Harper and Amy Winehouse. Produced by Griselda Murray Brown and John Sunyer…read more

242 Religious art for atheists2012-07-27 16:25:00
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243 What's the legacy of the Cultural Olympiad?2012-07-06 15:10:00
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244 Spoken word: the rise of performance poetry2012-07-03 23:00:00
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245 Interview with playwright Simon Stephens2012-06-22 08:00:00
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246 Whatever happened to Britpop?2012-06-15 08:00:00
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247 The Great Gatsby now2012-06-01 16:46:00
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248 Who's afraid of Pina Bausch?2012-05-25 16:44:00
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249 Rappers and reality: has hip hop lost touch with its roots?2012-05-17 23:01:00
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250 Writing Britain: how landscape shapes art and literature2012-05-11 16:17:00
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251 The Bauhaus revisited2012-05-03 23:00:00
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252 Shakespeare: lost in translation?2012-04-20 17:10:00
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253 British design, then and now2012-03-29 16:27:00
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254 Madonna: still the Queen of Pop?2012-03-26 13:00:00
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255 Bright Young Playwrights2012-03-23 11:18:00
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256 How contemporary classical music got cool2012-03-08 18:18:00
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257 Louis de Bernières on how to film a book2012-02-20 19:10:00
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258 Bollywood now2012-02-13
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259 Leonard Cohen and Paul McCartney: is there life in the old dogs yet?2012-02-07 16:00:00
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260 Death of the pop critic?2012-01-13 19:13:00
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