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  • Beethoven's musical output can be divided into three different periods. These are the early, middle, and late periods. Each corresponds chronologically with his life and each has its own distinct sound. Focusing on the middle period this article looks at the music that Beethoven wrote, that has since become his most popular.

    Beethoven's Three Compositional Periods: The Middle Period

    Beethoven's Three Compositional Periods: The Middle Period

    by Music-and-Art-458

  • Read through the night with John Field, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel, Manuel de Falla, Britten, Rossini and Mozart and Schönberg. On the way visit gardens, sirens and lovers working out a painful relationship, tolling bells and evening sunsets and a bit of light entertainment fit for a soirée.

    7 Classical Composers and Compositions Inspired by the Night

    7 Classical Composers and Compositions Inspired by the Night

    by Frances Metcalfe2

  • This is an analysis for Kimbra's "Settle Down" music video. A hub about the meaning in Kimbra's "Settle Down" music video; analysis in Kimbra's "Settle Down" music video; Kimbra's "Settle Down" music video meaning.

    Meaning in Kimbra's "Settle Down" Music Video

    Meaning in Kimbra's "Settle Down" Music Video

    by Nalini Marquez16

  • Some of the best country songs ever made are male/female duets. There is something inherently powerful about the way these songs blend both voices and perspectives to create a relatable narrative.

    Top 10 Male-Female Duets in Country Music

    Top 10 Male-Female Duets in Country Music

    by Isabella King5

  • Formed in 1981, Loudness is the best known Heavy Metal band from Japan. They're mainly remembered in the U.S. for their hit "Crazy Nights," from 1985's Thunder in the East album.

    Loudness: Japanese Heavy Metal Icons

    Loudness: Japanese Heavy Metal Icons

    by Keith Abt9

  • Read about composers' visions of travel. Ravel, Mahler, Honegger, Offenbach, Vaughan Willliams , Jan Sandström and John Adams all composed pieces based on a form of transport, boats, bikes, locomotives and aeroplanes, and of course, feet.

    Classical Music Inspired by Travel

    Classical Music Inspired by Travel

    by Frances Metcalfe2

  • Here is a look at ten of the most beautiful movements of Beethoven's music. This article comes highly recommended to people looking to expand their listening knowledge of Beethoven's music or Classical Music in general. Video/listening examples provided.

    Ten of the Most Beautiful Compositions by Beethoven

    Ten of the Most Beautiful Compositions by Beethoven

    by Music-and-Art-4511

  • A list of 14 great Italian Indie Rock bands . Presenting the lighter side of Italian guitar-fuelled rock. Here you will find a chaotic melange of Pop, Rock, Punk, Grunge, Garage and whatever else.

    14 Great Italian Indie Rock Bands (With Videos)

    14 Great Italian Indie Rock Bands (With Videos)

    by Shinkicker4

  • Deadmau5 (aka Joel Zimmerman) is one of the world's most recognized and admired producers of electro, techno, dubstep, and house music. Here's a list of his ten best songs. Listen and enjoy!

    Top 10 Best Deadmau5 Songs

    Top 10 Best Deadmau5 Songs

    by HumanPerception41

  • Exile was a two-edged sword for the South African musicians who left their homeland for the freedom of Europe and the United States. This is a selection of some of the finest albums to come out of the greaat South African jazz diaspora

    Top 10 Albums of the South African Jazz Diaspora

    Top 10 Albums of the South African Jazz Diaspora

    by Tony McGregor12

  • These male idols are the pride of their group for being the best vocalist. Find out who's our top 10 K-pop male vocalists from popular boy groups.

    Top 10 Best K-Pop Male Vocalists

    Top 10 Best K-Pop Male Vocalists

    by Mare-sensei44

  • Make your own playlist using the best collection of done-me-wrong songs in country music. No one knows the heartache of lying, cheating, two-timing, and sweet revenge like country music does!

    91 Country Songs About Cheating and Lying

    91 Country Songs About Cheating and Lying

    by FlourishAnyway78

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  • Read about classical music composers depicting morningtime, Ravel, Debussy, Haydn, Elgar, Roussel, Grieg and Delius all taking inspiration in different ways, from Greek classical literature and a painted ceiling to time spent on an orange plantation.

    7 Classical Music Compositions Inspired by Morning

    7 Classical Music Compositions Inspired by Morning

    by Frances Metcalfe7

  • Wales is a country with a wonderful musical heritage. Folk and traditional songs are an important and enjoyable part of this heritage and of Welsh culture. The country is known internationally for its vocal music, singers, and choirs.

    Welsh Folk and Traditional Songs: A Rich Musical Heritage

    Welsh Folk and Traditional Songs: A Rich Musical Heritage

    by Linda Crampton38

  • This article is about the early history of the symphony in western classical music. Beginning in Italy and continuing through Haydn, early symphony composers opened the door for future composers that would become synonymous with the genre.

    The Early History of the Symphony: Origins and Evolving Structure

    The Early History of the Symphony: Origins and Evolving Structure

    by Music-and-Art-4511

  • 15 of the very best Scottish Punk Rock bands. Raw, vicious and even chart superstars with uncompromising lyrics, loud music and hard-core principles from the Caledonian crews of rasping guitar.

    15 of the Very Best Scottish Punk Rock Bands

    15 of the Very Best Scottish Punk Rock Bands

    by Shinkicker4

  • The popularity of K-Pop is tremendously rising every day. There are many K-Pop girl groups, but the following top 10 bands are considered to be the most popular in the K-Pop world in 2018.

    Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Girl Groups (2018)

    Top 10 Most Popular K-Pop Girl Groups (2018)

    by Diana284

  • This article suggests a list of the ten greatest rock bands of all time and provides a short biography of each group, as well as photos and videos.

    Ten Greatest Rock Bands of All Time

    Ten Greatest Rock Bands of All Time

    by Kelley416

  • Wondering exactly what a minuet and trio might be? Find out where the musical form originates, what a trio really is, and how the whole thing is put together.

    A Guide to the Minuet and Trio Form

    A Guide to the Minuet and Trio Form

    by JohnMello11

  • Beethoven's musical output can be divided into three different periods. These are the early, middle, and late periods. Each corresponds chronologically with his life and each has its own distinct sound. Focusing on the late period this article looks at the music that Beethoven wrote that was his most ambitious, and was written while he was completely deaf.

    Beethoven's Three Compositional Periods: The Late Period

    Beethoven's Three Compositional Periods: The Late Period

    by Music-and-Art-453

  • Fun facts and profile of the cutest and most handsome member of BTS, V (Kim Taehyung) and why he is one of the most charming K-Pop male idols of today.

    10 Reasons Why Everybody Loves BTS' V

    10 Reasons Why Everybody Loves BTS' V

    by Mare-sensei103

  • As K-Pop ramps up for a worldwide popularity explosion, you'll want to be on the cutting edge. Here are 10 K-Pop boy bands you should know about.

    10 K-Pop Korean Boy Bands You Should Know

    10 K-Pop Korean Boy Bands You Should Know

    by Christy Kirwan113

  • Do a search for “The Blues,” you will get a list of dead guys. This might lead one to believe that the The Blues is music of the past. Wrong. The Blues is alive, and so are these blues musicians.

    10 Contemporary Blues Artists You Might Not Have Heard

    10 Contemporary Blues Artists You Might Not Have Heard

    by Sherry Hewins8

  • KISS' 1981 concept album "Music From The Elder" bombed when it was first released, but developed a cult following over time. A rabid KISS fanboy will attempt to defend this still controversial album.

    KISS "Music From 'The Elder'" Review (1981)

    KISS "Music From 'The Elder'" Review (1981)

    by Keith Abt31

  • Some Christian songs are just cool. For example, the remake of Jesus is Just Alright by DC Talk and Stomp by Kirk Franklin. These are fun songs that can really get you in a great mood.

    Top Ten Coolest Christian Songs Ever

    Top Ten Coolest Christian Songs Ever

    by Cari Jean12

  • Deep house (not electronic or progressive) began in the early 80s and combines elements of Chicago house with jazz and soul music. These artists, like Huxley and Scuba, have an underground following.

    Top 10 Best Deep House Songs

    Top 10 Best Deep House Songs

    by HumanPerception25

  • A look at one of the greatest music videos of all time: Johnny Cash: "Hurt". Includes interview clips with Rick Rubin, Trent Reznor, and Mark Romanek, who all played a part in putting together this incredibly moving and unforgettable piece of work.

    Johnny Cash: “Hurt”, The Story Behind The Video

    Johnny Cash: “Hurt”, The Story Behind The Video

    by Paul Goodman10

  • UK Garage is one of the UK's best-loved genres of dance music. The top 10 UK garage songs, featuring artists such as Disclosure, T2, Double 99, and many more.

    Top 10 Best Old-School UK Garage Songs

    Top 10 Best Old-School UK Garage Songs

    by HumanPerception6

  • The four members of KISS took a massive gamble when they all released solo albums on the same day in September 1978. Instead of platinum success, it was the beginning of the end for the original band.

    KISS: The 1978 Solo Albums Fiasco

    KISS: The 1978 Solo Albums Fiasco

    by Keith Abt14

  • Pop, rock, country, hip hop, and R&B music are full of songs about stalkers, creepy people, and obsessive love. How many of these songs do you know?

    129 Songs About Stalkers and Obsession

    129 Songs About Stalkers and Obsession

    by FlourishAnyway56

  • According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Revised Edition 2006) jazz is "a type of music of Black American origin characterised by improvisation, syncopation, and a regular rhythm, and typically played on brass and woodwind instruments" and the origin of the word itself is given as "early 20th Century: of unknown origin."

    What is Jazz? How is it different from other music?

    What is Jazz? How is it different from other music?

    by Tony McGregor18

  • Madonna and Cyndi Lauper appeared on the music scene around the same time. Both were huge but their singing careers took very different paths. Why did Madonna succeed while Cyndi failed?

    Why Madonna Succeeded Where Cyndi Lauper Failed

    Why Madonna Succeeded Where Cyndi Lauper Failed

    by Learn Things Web42

  • Greatest hippie songs from the 60's and 70's that convey the feelings and politics through its iconic music. With videos of Bob Dylan, John Lennon, The Beatles, Cat Stevens and more.

    17 Greatest Hippie Songs of the 1960s and 1970s

    17 Greatest Hippie Songs of the 1960s and 1970s

    by Tracy Lynn Conway9

  • Kix's third album, Midnite Dynamite, was released in 1985 and is still considered to be their finest work, but success would continue to elude them for a few more years. The hard working Maryland band is still on the road to this day!

    Forgotten Hard Rock Albums: Kix, "Midnite Dynamite" (1985)

    Forgotten Hard Rock Albums: Kix, "Midnite Dynamite" (1985)

    by Keith Abt18

  • This article suggests a list of the 10 Best California Rock Bands of All Time. Each band must have started its career in California and be known primarily as a rock and roll band.

    10 Best California Rock Bands of All Time

    10 Best California Rock Bands of All Time

    by Kelley10

  • Michael Chambers (also known as moon:and:6) is a musician, producer and recording engineer based in Hamilton, Ontario. He creates music that combines influences that include French downtempo music, '90s post-rock music and musical mad scientists like Brian Eno.

    An Interview with Music Producer Michael Chambers (moon:and:6)

    An Interview with Music Producer Michael Chambers (moon:and:6)

    by Karl Magi0

  • Nirvana is the name of one of the most famous and influential rock bands of the 20th Century. The band is famous for its grunge and punk sound, heavy drums, interesting riffs and poetic lyrics. The band consisted of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist...

    Top 10 Best Nirvana Songs

    Top 10 Best Nirvana Songs

    by HumanPerception24

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