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  1. This children’s book is one of the items selected from the collections of Senate House Library for the collaborative exhibition London: Power, Progress and Pleasure. Written by professional writer ...
  2. Anzac Day is commemorated by Australia and New Zealand on 25 April every year to remember members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who landed at Gallipoli in Turkey during World...
  3. Before the passing of the Military Service Act in 1916, the British army relied on volunteers to maintain numbers.The Parliamentary Recruiting Committee was therefore created in August 1914 to enco...
  4. ‘Authenticity is a thing which does not exist. Truth does not exist. Works are done only to be interpreted. Really.’   --Pierre Boulez (b.1925) This quote of Pierre Boulez, the maestro composer, c...
  5. This photo is thought to be of survivors of the sinking of the HMS Triumph on 25 May 1915. HMS Triumph, originally known as Libertad, participated early in the war in the hunt for von Spee's Germa...
  6. This exhibition showcases highlights from the voluminous papers of Emile Cammaerts (1878--1953), playwright, poet, and professor of Belgian Studies at the University of London (1935--1948), held at...
  7. Satire was a broadly anti-war magazine, containing grimly humorous cartoons, announcements from sympathetic movements and reports of government activity, both journalistic and satirical. It began p...
  8. The South Asian contingent comprised mostly Sikh and Gurkha who fought in three streams: the 29th Indian Brigade, the Indian Mountain Artillery Brigade and the Indian Mule Corps. The role of these...
  9. Pierre Boulez emotion and analysis is a newly issued set of ten DVDs which is a fantastic sampler consisting of documentaries, analysis and of course, conducting by Pierre Boulez.  The compilation ...
  10.   In Boulez’s own words ‘Jeux marks a date of capital importance in the history of contemporary aesthetics. [It] marks the advent of a musical form which, instantly renewing itself, involves a no ...
  11. The title, Pli selon pli, is taken from a Stéphane Mallarmé poem which is not used directly in the composition. Translated as ‘fold by fold’ or ''fold according to fold,' the piece, according to Bo...
  12. ©Durand-Costallat, 1988. Moving from the recording to the physical and material, this score is part of the critical edition of the complete works of Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Edited by musicolog...
  13. Although largely instrumental, the final movement of Boulez’s Pli selon pli sets only the final line of Mallarmé’s poem, Tombeau, and emerges in the final measures of the movement.  The poem was w...
  14. ©Universal Edition, 1971. Subtitled a portrait of Mallarmé, Pli selon pli, is as much a portrait of Boulez. More importantly, ‘the listener can make his own portrait. He can look at himself in the...
  15. ©Paul Sacher Foundation and Universal Edition, 2010. The facsimile edition is a donation from the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel, Switzerland. The Senate House Library would like to acknowledge the...
  16. Here you can listen to a short clip of the Second movement of Pli selon pli which is called the Improvisation I sur Mallarmé. It is another example of Boulez's text setting using chamber ensemble s...
  17. At 5am on 6 August 1915, the Royal Australian Naval Bridging Train, landed at Suvla Bay. The Train's role was to land a great part of the stores of the British Army. Work including the construction...
  18. Quinn’s Post, named after Major Hugh Quinn, 15th Battalion (Queensland) AIF, was one of the most dangerous places at Anzac. Quinn’s was positioned on the northern edge of the front line along Secon...
  19. Shows Australians on board with packs and guns. Mudros is a small Greek port on the Mediterranean island of Lemnos, some 50 km from the Dardanelle Straits. The harbour was broad enough to sustain B...
  20. The archive of the Belgian playwright, poet, Professor of Belgian Studies (at the University of London) Émile Leon Cammaerts  (1878 - 1953) are held in Senate House Library at the University of Lon...
  21. though no man has anything, yet they are all rich; for what can make a man so rich as to lead a serene and cheerful life, free from anxieties; neither apprehending want himself   Thomas More, Utop...