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For All Ages

For All Ages Since its invention in the eighteenth century, the string quartet has proved one of the most resilient forms, continuously reinvented and repurposed for changing times. Having just completed a new string quartet of his own, composer Peter … Continue reading

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No Reviving What Never Died

Peter Rosser finds how American folk music revivals have been bound to the country’s social history http://journalofmusic.com/focus/no-reviving-what-never-died    

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Cash from Chaos

What have music impresarios Sergey Diaghilev, Malcolm McLaren and Simon Cowell got in common? – and what sets them apart? asks Peter Rosser. http://journalofmusic.com/focus/cash-chaos

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The Resistible Demise of Michael Jackson

Where did it all go right – and wrong – for Michael Jackson, asks Peter Rosser. http://journalofmusic.com/focus/resistible-demise-michael-jackson

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Peter Rosser writes in The Wire #334

http://www.thewire.co.uk/shop/back-issues/issue_334

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I wanna riot

http://journalofmusic.com/criticism/i-wanna-riot-my-own A new collection of essays suggests that Punk is best described as a cultural movement that doesn’t move: it is a moment, a punctuation mark, an animal urge, occurring without unity of purpose or logic.

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Untrammeled Freedom

Peter Rosser listens to jazz trio the Bad Plus’ take on The Rite of Spring, and wonders what more can be done with Stravinsky’s beloved work. http://journalofmusic.com/focus/untrammeled-freedom

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Life After Death?

http://journalofmusic.com/focus/life-after-death Over half a decade since Nas proclaimed its death, Peter Rosser asks if hip-hop could, in fact, be the only music able to present an honest picture of our time.

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