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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Writing Britain: how landscape shapes art and literature

From Dickens’ London to Wordsworth’s Lakes via the painter George Shaw’s suburban “edgelands”, the British landscape has long permeated writing and visual art. On the opening of the British Library’s exhibition Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands, Jan Dalley talks to the poet Owen Sheers; the exhibition’s curator Jamie Andrews; and FT art critic Jackie Wullschlager. The travel writer Robert Macfarlane is on the line. Plus, Faber's 1998 recording of Harold Pinter reading his poem “Joseph Brearley 1909-1977” © Faber & Faber Produced by Griselda Murray Brown…read more

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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