George Michael's songs are resurfacing since the news of his death on Christmas Day 2016. George recorded so many wonderful songs, but what are some of his best?
When we talk about great guitarists, the spotlight is often on men. Well, it’s time women got their due. This article showcases the best female guitarists.
I celebrated Record Store Day 2016 by purchasing five recent titles from Stormspell Records - a tiny but true independent metal label dedicated to keeping the spirit of '80s metal alive!
This unavailable material pre dating the 2000's decade from Nirvana provides a further glimpse into the genius of Kurt Cobain.
In an emailed interview, Droid Bishop tells me about his passion for making music, how he creates and how he recharges his creative batteries.
"Visions" is the debut album by Carriage, a Virginia-based traditional heavy metal band inspired by Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Savatage, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath.
Avicii, a musician, artist, DJ, and producer, died at 28 years old. Who was he and what contributed to his early demise?
Was Cream the greatest rock band ever? There is a strong case, but that's for you to decide. Regardless, this trio of virtuoso musicians changed rock music forever.
The late '60s witnessed a musical explosion of music that people still listen to today. As a result of the fierce competition, many excellent performers never received wide recognition.
"Killers" was KISS' second "greatest hits" compilation, and was only released outside of the U.S. It is noteworthy because it featured four "new" songs.
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.
Kenneth McKellar was a popular tenor known for his beautiful interpretation of Scottish vocal music. He died in 2010, but his music lives on in many recordings.
Samhain was the Celtic precursor of Halloween and is popular today. The old festival celebrated the last harvest of the year and the nearness of the Otherworld. Samhain songs can be an enjoyable part of modern celebrations.
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
Souling in order to receive a soul cake is a tradition from the past that was a forerunner of trick-or-treating. The lovely "Soul Cake" song has been recorded by multiple artists.
Fifty years after it was first released, The Beatles "White Album" is now available in a Super Deluxe Edition box set. Marshall Fish reviews the new recordings.
Here are some of the best Italian Alternative Rock bands. Some bands are hard to categorise in any language. The Italian music scene is no different and many groups will produce quite unique music.
Slayer has long been a legend in Thrash metal music. It's hard to imagine more aggressive guitar-playing. Jeff Hanneman is gone, Gary Holt lives. Both have ESP LTD guitars, and here they are.
Billy Strayhorn was Duke Ellington's collaborator for 28 years. But he was also a gifted composer in his own right. Here are 10 of Strayhorn's best compositions.
How the Grunge Revolution ushered in a dark age for guitar in the 1990s, and set the evolution of the instrument back a decade.
Hey y'all come on in and enjoy a Nashville experience as I introduce you to a talented musician that entertains country music fans on Broadway.
Explore the various early members and recordings made by Metallica, including music made by band members before they joined the band. Also, it includes facts that are overlooked and widely forgotten.
A look at the life and career of Jani Lane, former lead singer of the '80s rock band Warrant, who passed away on August 11, 2011.
Here is a ranking of the ten best Ozzy Osbourne albums of all time. Find out how great guitarists like Randy Rhoads, Zakk Wylde and Jake E. Lee changed Ozzy’s sound over the years and helped solidify his place as metal’s Prince of Darkness.
Here is a top ten list of hit radio songs that shockingly didn't claim the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
"Demonicon" is the latest full length release from HAIDUK, a one man black/death metal project from Canada.
All you need to know, in detail, about Steve Reich's 'Electric Counterpoint,' for Edexcel's Music GCSE
CIRCE Electro is a South African born producer who is currently based in L.A. She has produced some major synthwave tracks. I talk with her about how her career got started and where she's heading.
Roy Woods is signed to OVO. His stunning vocals combined with soft, synth sounds result in beautiful, Jamaican-influenced songs. He is certainly a rising star, comparable to The Weeknd and Drake.
In this article I will take you through the different stylistic trends and eras of visual kei in relation to Japanese metal music.
Latin America encompasses much of the Western Hemisphere, even including parts of the United States. Venturing out and finding good music can be a lifelong adventure, but nowadays, armchair travelers can also enjoy the richness of Latin music right from the comfort of their own living room.
This is the absolute best website to find facts about the band that are bizarre and true. Created by a fan for the enjoyment of fans. Including rare songs and an explanation of their origin.
Enjoy 15 of the best heavy rock bands from the nation which literally sparked the inspiration for 'Smoke on the Water'.
Within a quickly evolving music industry, these 10 talented songstresses are taking charge and showing the world how their music can make a difference.
Raven's latest live recording, "Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live in Aalborg" was taped in Denmark in 2017. It's the NWOBHM legends' first release with new drummer Mike Heller
Did you know that much of what people call "classical music" technically isn't Classical? Knowing the periods of classical music can make it easier to find music you like when shopping for classical music. Here's a brief overview of the different periods of music that typically fall into what people refer to as classical music.
I cannot remember the last time I was so excited for an album to drop like I was for Serpentine Dominion. And my excitement was right, it is amazing!
Whether you prefer big blooms, heavy scents, or tiny, almost insignificant florets, there is a flower for you. Read about Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss II, Schumann, Bizet, Delibes, Puccini, Jean Françaix, and other composers who have been inspired to write about flowers.
I don't know anyone who doesn't dream in their sleep or have dreams they want to achieve. Read about composers who have taken inspiration from dreams: Debussy, Liszt, Berlioz, Takemitsu, Ravel and Giles Farnaby.
Compiling the list of the 100 greatest neo soul songs of all time was much more difficult than I originally imagined. First, the issue of what is neo soul arises. I think neo soul is a sound, a mood if you will. I believe you don't have to be a neo...
Kick back and enjoy as I introduce you to a talented musician that entertains folks in California and Nashville. Stephan Hogan shines from coast to coast.
Great pop music from Auld Caledonia managed to break through, or even make a comeback, in the final decade of the 2oth century. Here are 10 of the best Scottish Indie Pop bands of the 1990s.
Hearing your Symphony #9, I knew I would be connected to you forever. Your abuse, deafness, genius and disappointments along with the need to be loved resonate throughout your music.
Composers have found inspiration in ghostly matters and the psychological elements they inevitably throw up. Read how Stravinsky, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Britten, Schumann, Dvorak, Wagner, Strauss, Vaughan Williams, Gilbert & Sullivan and Adolphe Adam have set ghostly themes to music.
This article contains a recording of each movement from Robert Schumann’s “Carnaval” along with brief notes for each movement that form a listening guide. A printable file of the notes is included for free distribution wherever the “Carnaval” is performed.
Rap Beats or Hip Hop beats are easy to make with beatmakers when you follow a few simple rules. Let’s explore what makes up a hip hop beat and exactly how it's made...
Metallica's now-legendary debut album, KILL'EM ALL, turned 35 years old in 2018. Here are some memories of the first time I heard this genre-defining album.
Rain is a life giver. No wonder there are so many rain gods devoted to it. Read how composers have be inspired by rain: Chopin, Debussy, Brahms, Britten, Takemitsu, Schubert, Gerard Finzi, and Hamish MacCann.
Read about what tragedies befell some of our most treasured composers - Purcell, Dvorak, Alban Berg, Weber, Bizet, Arriaga and Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn.
R&B girl group Destiny's Child had their first album debut 20 years ago. Since the release, the trio had a slew of hit singles and chart topping records. Let's take a look at what the ladies are up to now.
With the 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony set to be held on February 10, fans and music lovers alike can expect their favorite A-list acts to deliver on the red carpet. In honor of the upcoming show, let's take a look back at some of the best Grammy gowns of all time.
The late 1980s and early '90s were an exciting era for me. I spent six years going to clubs and warehouse parties - the illegal "raves". It was more than just music - it was a way of life.
There is no doubt that the busiest and most productive man in music may very well be the one and only Mike Patton.
Many of us love Autumn's warm colours. They glow beautifully before they fall and nurture the earth. These composers have been inspired by Autumn: Tchaikovsky, Glazunov, Vivaldi, Rautavaara, Massenet, Britten, Milhaud, Piazzolla, Oliver Knussen, Thea Musgrave, Edward MacDowell and John Cage.
"Infestation" was Ratt's first studio album since 1999 and their finest release since the glory days of the early 1980s. Unfortunately the reunion didn't last long.
Yuri Fulone is a one-man power metal project from Brazil. "Your Kingdom Will Fall" is his second full length album release.
Eva Cassidy, was a little known American singer and musician who became popular around the world after her death. Learn more about her and her music. Eva's beautiful voice will captivate you.
The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and the Who are the most popular acts associated with this era. But, what other bands flourished during this time?
Some awesome sludge metal bands that you should by all means check out if you are not already familiar.
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Here’s my ranking of Van Halen’s best albums, from first to worst. If you are discovering Van Halen for the first time this is your roadmap. If you are a longtime fan of the band like I am, vote in the poll and make your opinion heard.
California's SADUS represented the ultimate in extreme and technical Thrash Metal in the late 1980s.
The great Peter Frampton has given us lots of memorable music, and most of it was played on a Gibson Les Paul. His most famous one was a gift. It was lost, but now it has been found again. Here's the rest of the story.
KISS has an extensive catalog, so there are a lot of great songs that don't get a lot of attention. Here are 20 songs that don't get the love they deserve.
KISS' 1998 album "Psycho Circus" was the first new studio album in almost twenty years by the reunited original band... but did it live up to the hype?
In very basic terms, I will provide four major reasons why barbershop singing has a unique sound among a cappella singing styles.
Passive, aggressive and everything in between, there is rarely a time when wind cannot be detected in the air. Read how composers have been influenced by wind: Chopin, Sibelius, Debussy, Szymanowski, Britten, Takemitsu, Vaughan Williams, John Luther Adams, and Michael Burritt.
With styles ranging from pop, hip-hop, rap, and blues, K-pop definitely has something for you. But, because most of its lyrics are in Korean, most of us don't understand the meaning behind these amazing songs.
Synthwave (the new one, not the old one) is growing in popularity, from movie soundtracks to YouTube hits. But what is it? Read on to find out.
2017 was a great year for the blues. As it draws to a close, here are my picks for the best blues albums that came out. It's wonderful to see artists old and new putting out great music.
There is a mystery surrounding the composition of Adagio in G Minor for Organ and Strings. Who really composed one of the most hauntingly beautiful pieces ever written?
1989's "Headless Cross" was the strongest Black Sabbath album in a number of years, but unfortunately for the band, few were listening.
Check out 7 of the best rock guitar albums. These are the essential masterpieces that changed music and influenced millions of guitarists.
Electronic house music: electro house, with its heavy drops and mind-blowing synth. These are the top 10 artists, from Swedish House Mafia to Deadmau5 to Knife Party.
A long time Dokken fan presents a brief history of the band and examines their extensive catalog of hard rock classics.
Billed as "Black Sabbath Featuring Tony Iommi," 1986's "Seventh Star" album is one of the most misunderstood records in the Sabbath catalog.
In an email interview, I ask synthwave artist The Ghost Mall about how he got started with music, his creative process and his views on the synthwave scene as it stands now.
Quiet Riot released their new studio album "Road Rage" in August 2017, after encountering a few bumps in the road along the way.
We need to take a journey back in time to when legends were born and songs became anthems of a generation
Trees can be beautiful and impressive. They have inspired the lyrics of many songs, including some lovely folk and traditional songs of England, Scotland, and Wales.
"A Message From the Past" is the debut album by Runelord, a power metal project featuring members of Rocka Rollas, Blazon Stone, and The Outer Limits
Paul McCartney gets back to his post-Beatles career by reissuing the first two albums by Wings in special archive editions. Marshall Fish takes a listen to the new releases of "Wild Life" and "Red Rose Speedway."
STRYPER released their 12th studio album, entitled "God Damn Evil," in 2018. In honor of their 30+ years of rockin' for the Rock, here are 25 fascinating facts about these Christian metal pioneers.
From the original top-charters like Big Bang and 2NE1 to the current heartthrobs like BTS, EXO, Got7, and many more, k-pop is taking the world by storm, proving once again the power of music.
Die Happy was a short-lived Christian heavy metal band that rose from the ashes of the notorious Vengeance Rising. Their three-album discography still sounds pretty good today.
The 1990s were the Golden Age of One Hit Wonders. Let's take a look at the famous acts that became overnight sensations, but couldn't manageable to stay in the limelight.
This is the story about an am radio hit from 1963 called Sukiyaki that reached the top of the Billboard charts that year. This sad song has a connection to one of the worst air disasters ever.
Some of the most beloved songs have been covered by a variety of artists over the years. We look at Bonnie Raitt's classic tune, "I Can't Make You Love Me" and rank 14 contenders. Who do you prefer?
With a famous reputation for glamour and fashion and all things exotic the country of Italy has also produced much beautiful music. Here is a collection of famous female vocalists from the country who would come under a fairly broad definition of Rock music.
Record stores may be a dying breed, but thankfully music collecting addicts can still get their fix at their local thrift stores!
Kick back and enjoy as I introduce you to some talented musicians that entertain folks in Nashville.
The land of Scotland may be noted for the skirl of the bagpipes but here is a collection of the greatest ever Scottish Heavy Rock bands over several decades. Let the thunder roar in the glens.
I present to you 28 reasons to love country music. You might already be a fan, considering being a fan or detest the tunes. Either way I hope you consider my reasons.
The Kinks issued this concept album in 1968 and, with good reason, it is one of Ray Davies's favorites. This album will take you to the magical world Ray created to find peace and harmony.
The Earth, home to a myriad of flora and fauna and humans who have inhabited every continent of the planet. Read how composers have been inspired by our fascinating globe: Haydn, Mahler, Milhaud, Schönberg, John Luther Adams, Andrew Christie and Austin Fray, George Fenton and Harrison Birtwistle.
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.
I know there are a lot of people out there who don’t listen to jazz music because they feel intimidated by the music. That’s where I come in.
Futurecop! combines '80s synth sounds with mysticism, fantasy elements and pop culture references. I interviewed him about his music, creative process and influences
Ozzy Osbourne knows how to pick a guitarist. Here’s a list of some of the guitar legends he’s toured and recorded with through the years.
The classical music genre includes some lovely music about mothers. Sharing a playlist of these pieces and listening to them is a great way to honor and celebrate motherhood.
Four chords have taken over the pop music industry. Is it a new fad and a damaging sight or successful common knowledge that has taken artists to the top 100?
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...
Adored by many and falsely credited for "inventing" metal, these bands brought the genre to the low, overly commercialized pandering place it is in currently, riddled with tropes and cliches.
For all of you emo/indie loving music fanatics.. Or just.. you people in general.. haha I've compiled a list of the best rock, alternative, and indie love songs. "Endless Love" and "Truly, Madly, Deeply" are classics but for you rock lovers, this is...
Fronted by the legendary King Diamond, Denmark's Mercyful Fate combined haunting melodies and occult-themed lyrics to create an addictive blend of devilish metal that still has no equal.
This is an interview with Abigail Ferguson and Mary Hanley, who are the originators of the synthwave/italo disco band Bunny X. Their music pays homage to all of the great sounds of the '80s.
Over the years, many musicians have covered Elvis's most famous songs. Here are 10 of the best covers of Elvis's hit songs.
German elements like the sharp blackletter font and the runic umlaut dots were a popular source of visual branding among many seminal heavy metal and hard rock groups in the 1970s and 80s.
Japan's metal scene only truly began to pick up steam after Loudness' debut in 1981. This article discusses 10 instances of Japanese bands playing heavy metal, or styles very close to it, in 1980 or earlier.
Contrary to common belief, there are a lot of hip hop songs that express loneliness and heartbreak. Here are 10 Korean hip hop songs that can be considered as the saddest.
There's no place quite like London. There are no castles, palaces, or royal families in the states. Perhaps this gives English songwriters more to sing about. Here are 10 songs about London.
Top 10 heavy metal Halloween songs. A personal selection of the ten best heavy metal or hard rock songs on a Halloween theme.
K-Pop music is already immensely popular in Asia and is rapidly gaining popularity worldwide. Here are 10 K-Pop girl groups you should know about.
Kendrick and Cole are great rappers but weak poets. To be revolutionary and live up to their potential, both artists, and hip-hop at large, need to craft more relevant and directed messages.
I haven't heard from this band since 2014 after their short two year climb to music stardom. I started to wonder where this very talented, and unique band had disappeared to. This is a re-introduction
The best thrash metal guitarists from the legendary Big Four thrash bands shaped a genre and influenced a generation of guitar players.
Radiohead have proven themselves to be the driving forces behind alternative rock music. They are one of the only bands that truly keep their audience guessing. This list of the top ten Radiohead songs is based on each song's popularity, quality, and originality.
Woody Guthrie led an extraordinary life; beset by tragedy and success in equal measure, he inspired many with his crusade against the injustices of life and for the rights of all men and women.
Now a subject very much in vogue due to the Harry Potter books, sorcerers or wizards have been a source of inspiration for many composers. Read interpretations from Dukas, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Delibes, Stravinsky, Purcell, Gilbert and Sullivan, Adolph Adam and Rimsky-Korsakov, and Andrew Thomas.
"Cross Purposes," released in 1994, was Black Sabbath's fourth album with lead vocalist Tony Martin.
This list explores the past, present, and future of today's top male K-pop artists. Learn about their incredible careers and vote for your favorite!
With over 100 songs, it can be daunting to try out Kumi Koda's discography. This list compiles her ten best songs to get you started.
A large quantity of contributors to 1960s psychedelia go largely unnoticed due to being in the vast shadow of the well-known icons of the genre. As a fan of the genre, I have presented ten bands that are worthy of recognition, but do not seem to get the credit they are due.
This article is all about the talented Sabina Classen of the German thrash metal band Holy Moses and the reasons why she should be loved by heavy metal fans worldwide.
The Dead Kennedys, Beatles, Alice in Chains... These bands ruled the Anti-Establishment scene a couple decades ago. But who are today's biggest system opposing bands?
The last ice age finished around 11,700 years ago and when you think of ice, what comes to mind? Read about composers who have been inspired by ice: Prokoviev, Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Waldteufel, Purcell, Peter Maxwell Davies, Terje Isungset and George Fenton.
Beau Nasty was a "one and done" hair metal band whose lone album, 1989's DIRTY BUT WELL DRESSED is not only a decent listen, but a sought-after collectible too.
Sergei Prokofiev was a major twentieth-century composer who has left us some beautiful music as a legacy. His compositions were often unusual for his time.
KISS' 1983 album LICK IT UP was a do-or-die release for the struggling hard rock legends, who opted to appear without their trademark makeup for the very first time.
With all the choices in music to listen to today, it's no wonder that many people shy away from music that they don’t understand.This article will give you helpful information so that you might say - Why not listen to classical music.
John Robert Matz is an award-winning video game composer and he also writes and works for a concert band and orchestra. I talked to him about where he got his start in music, his creative process as a composer and where he finds inspiration.
No matter how you look at it, the Mississippi River defines the American experience better than any other waterway within the United States. Notwithstanding, there exist a whole slurry of songs and stories that further describe life on the mighty river. These songs express the power of this river.
This is a list and brief description of 10 male rock musicians who are still going strong even as they age. They have had influential careers and their careers have lasted since the 1960s and 70s.
2003's "St. Anger" is considered to be Metallica's worst album. In 2015, two fans recorded their own version of the disc (with better production) in hopes that people might give it another try.
If you've never been to a symphony, it's time you did. See why millions attend each year. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center offers the Grammy Award-winning Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
1990 was an awaking of sorts for alternative rock music, as we had artists coming into their own and a number of awesome debuts as well.
The message and songs from the hippie era carry on today with artists from a new generation. Popular music from the late 60's and early 70's.
The Rammstein song "Sonne" explained and interpreted. I also look at the video and their live performance of the song.
Mozart’s music still has the ability to move us, to inspire us, and to enthrall us. So what’s so special about him?
Check out the most successful K-pop boy and girl groups of 2019! Find out how they became popular worldwide!
Mack the Knife is one of my all time favorite songs. Here is my top Eight list of performers of this song in no particular order.
This page explores the album cover illustrations by graphic designer David Stone, including a great photo log of several DSM album covers.
The inspiration for Kurt Cobain, Franz Ferdinand and The Rapture, you'll find them here amongst the best Scottish Indie Rock Bands of the 1980s who scaled the heights in the UK and conquered America.
Before Body Count and Living Colour, there was Black Death, the first all-black heavy metal band. Their 1984 album is an over-the-top cult classic of indie metal mayhem. Bang Thy Head!
Pia - American Idol? Pia Toscano is the beautiful young singer who came ninth on the recent tenth season of American Idol, despite the fact she'd been largely expected to win. Proving that the talent show route isn't a safe or easy option when it comes to a lasting music career. Not that paying your dues in tiny venues and hoping for a break is exactly a barrel of epic funtime. She's got the voice and the looks to match - but what does the future hold for Pia Toscano?
Live Aid, the history-making rock concert held on July 13, 1985, was held simultaneously in London and Philadelphia. Many of the world's most famous and popular stars were there, and I was backstage. Here is the story.
Christian bands that play metal are all the rage these days. Here are ten songs you can totally bang your head to.
Kiss' Music From the Elder has long had a reputation as being one of the worst albums by the band. In Fact, it's actually a surprisingly progressive and fulfilling record that shouldn't be missed.
Kick back and enjoy a country music experience as I introduce you to some talented musicians that entertain patrons in New Jersey and Nashville.
On 1993's "Edge of Thorns," progressive metal titans Savatage replaced longtime screamer Jon Oliva with new vocalist Zak Stevens. The result was one of the finest albums of their long career.
Ten female country music singers who had a brief glimpse of stardom before fading from the county music charts. Bios, videos, trivia, photos, links and more!
All you need to know, in detail, about Leonard Bernstein's 'Something's Coming', for Edexcel's Music GCSE.
A brief survey on selected pedagogical publications of Greek violin teacher, Demetrius Constantine Dounis.
Lemmy and company may be gone, but Motörhead's bad-ass musical legacy lives on. Here are 25 facts about the loudest band in the world.
Some '80s bands faded away as the decade came to a close. Others are still around and performing. These '80s bands had a major impact on my life.
Beethoven's 3rd Symphony is the composition that launched Beethoven's Middle Period, an era where Beethoven produced his most well-known compositions. The 3rd Symphony changed the symphonic landscape forever, which led many to ask, what is the meaning of Beethoven's 3rd?
Eminem has had a lot going recently. From two new albums to dis tracks he has us on our toes. Instead of evolving rap has been devolving and Eminem is not having it. Are Eminem's new projects living up to his legacy?
Learn this fingerstyle/ classical guitar arrangement of the Elizabethan dance piece, Kemp's Jig. The score containing both notation and tablature staffs is included along with an audio recording.
Hey y'all come on in! Kick back and enjoy a Nashville experience as I introduce you to a talented musician that entertains country music fans in Music City.
There is something enjoyable for everyone on this one, whether you are more a fan of Anthony Green's sweet and genuine love songs, his more playful pop songs, or his darker explorations into love and relationships.
The beauty of the moon and its symbolic meanings have inspired many songs around the world. Some lovely folk and traditional songs about the moon exist.
Here lies my all-time favorite bands of the moment. I am constantly finding new bands to listen to, and can always post a new Hub when something good comes along!
Because when you’re listening to classic hits from the 1980s, naturally you want to know which one you most identify with.
There’s a retro element to the music of Full Eclipse, but he also explores questions about the future of humanity and where our relationship with technology is going. I talked to him about his creative process and what inspires him.
Whether home-grown or from the world diaspora, here are 15 of the very best of Palestinian Hip-Hop artists. Inspired by the great US rap artists and their own musical culture.
Have you heard of the ondes Martenot, the lira organizzata, theramin, barytone, arpeggione, musical saw, musical clock or glass harmonica? Unusual instruments great composers have written for.
Rigoletto is a popular opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi. In this article I discuss the opera's history, plot, and leading characters. I also include some of its lovely music.
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.
The best Enrique Iglesias songs for Bachata, Cha-Cha, Rumba, Bolero, and Samba! This list will give you your Latin Ballroom dancing fix with hit songs by Enrique Iglesias! Perfect for choreography!
Famous Russian Composers of Classical Music - Historical biographies and videos to showcase the music of Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and others.
In this third part, comparing Ravel's orchestration of "Pictures At An Exhibition" with Mussorgsky's primeval dark, stark piano solo, we examine how Mussorgsky has been eclipsed by conventional instrumentation which isn't necessarily faithful to the original.
Do the lyrics and video of System of a Down's song "Spiders" from their first album, released in 1998, suggest that we are living in a simulation or Matrix?
Filipinos always express happiness, victory, sadness and mourning through songs, particularly the Kundiman. They did it then, they are doing it now, so the Kundiman will stay forever in our hearts.
The Barber of Seville, Pagliacci, Falstaff, and A Masked Ball are popular Italian operas. In this article I include a synopsis of each opera and some of its music.
As human beings, we’re all so inundated in what is around us. Perhaps we are nothing more than just a product of that. Is there something from within that makes people different from one another? Are some people born with special genius? Either way, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a true genius.
OPS combines all of his influences to create music with a sound all its own. In an email, he shared with me the roots of his love for music, his creative process and the plans he's got for the future.
Scotland and Ireland have a rich musical heritage. It's interesting and very enjoyable to explore traditional folk songs from the two countries.
One of my passions is music, past and present. During the years as a middle school and high school teacher, my favorite topics would be about music history and rock music was very fun to teach.