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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Whatever happened to Britpop?

Forget “London 2012”, this summer it’s all about the 1990s – with the Stone Roses reunion gigs, Suede headlining the Hop Farm festival, and Blur playing the Olympics closing ceremony gig. As 40-something fans relive the glory days of “Cool Britannia”, FT pop critic Ludovic Hunter-Tilney looks back at the renaissance of British rock 20 years ago, and asks – was it all it was it cracked up to be? And what is its legacy? He is joined in the studio by Richard Clayton and David Cheal. Featuring music from the Stone Roses, Oasis, Blur and Pulp. Produced by Griselda Murray Brown…read more

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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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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