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The poignant meaning behind Amor Eterno lyrics
Begin the Beguine: discovering origin and meaning
I Am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger: origins and lyrics of the famous folk song
Unraveling the meaning of Aserejé
Innovative Bohemian Rhapsody set new standards for the music video production
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is one of the strangest and least-understood songs in the rock genre. It comes across as an...
English Idyll through the eyes of the Lost Generation hero
Promising English composer George Butterworth appeared to show no interest in writing symphonic music, instead...
MTV and EMI did not appreciate the concept of Kate Bush's iconic Running Up That Hill
Running Up That Hill, initially titled A Deal with God, is no doubt the most iconic work of Kate Bush which came to life...
Peter Grimes outdoor premiere at Benjamin Britten's home beach
Despite reports that Benjamin Britten paced nervously at the back of the Sadler’s Wells Theatre when Peter Grimes first...
Classical cello tribute to Bob Marley's No Woman No Cry
Sheku Kanneh-Mason is one of today’s most exciting young cellists. His 2018 debut album Inspiration featured the...
The Celtic Baroque roots of Stairway to Heaven
Irish musician Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) is considered to be a pioneer in blending court music of the Baroque era...
Massive Attack to record anniversary album on genetic code
Massive Attack is known for their innovative approach to producing and promoting music, and even their modern classic...
Bacheler's unusually bright lute music depicts Queen Anne of Denmark
Daniel Bacheler (1572-1619) was an English lutenist and composer. Details of his life were obscure until Anne Batchelor...
The jig dance tradition: five centuries old and still counting
Jig is a folk dance that became popular in Scotland and northern England in the 16th century and in Ireland in the 18th...
Flow, My Tears found popularity after John Dowland gave it lyrics
Originally composed as an instrumental theme, the lute song Flow, My Tears was created by the English Renaissance...
Thomas Morley's legacy in English Renaissance tradition
The Renaissance composer and organist Thomas Morley (c.1557-1602) is best known as the father of the English madrigal....
Gustav Holst's famous folk suite was dedicated to his students
Gustavus Theodore von Holst, a highly original and inventive composer, was born in England in 1874. Holst was appointed...
Who is the true architect behind The House of the Rising Sun?
The authorship of The House of the Rising Sun can not be accurately determined to this day, since the song is a folk...
Corelli's famous violin piece rearranged for oboe three centuries later
One of the seminal figures of early Baroque, Arcangelo Corelli, was the master of violin which supremacy in the...
Max Richter's modern upgrade of The Four Seasons
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons could be rightfully called the most noted work of classical music. Contemporary composer Max...
Bourrée: French folk dance from the Bach suite inspired prog-rock flute and the work of Sir Paul McCartney
Bourrée is a French folk dance typically danced with quick, skipping steps. The dancers sometimes wear wooden clogs to...
The Third Norfolk Rhapsody, lost a hundred years ago, was reconstructed recently
Vaughan Williams composed three Norfolk Rhapsodies in 1905 and 1906, shaping them on folk melodies he had gathered...
Paul Reade: the man behind the fresh sound of Jane Eyre
Paul Reade was an English composer of last century. He worked on the BBC TV in the '60s, becoming the pianist and...
Dazed and Confused: evolution through Led Zeppelin live shows
Dazed and Confused is the folk-song written by Jake Holmes in 1967. The song was recorded for his debut album and...
Reverie: cello reimagining of Claude Debussy by Julian Lloyd Webber
Reverie is one of the first works written by Debussy for piano. Even at this early stage of his career, with the style...
Peaceful sound for troubling times in The Lark Ascending
Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending is a contemplative and tender tone poem composed as a reaction to George...
The rise of the Crimson King
The Stones in the Park generally refers to a free outdoor festival held in Hyde Park on 5 July 1969 that was headlined...
Stephen Hawking's message immortalized through the sound of modern pop culture
Great late Stephen Hawking is known for his extensive work in the fields of quantum physics, focusing on general and...
The Snows They Melt the Soonest survives through folk tradition
The Snows They Melt the Soonest is a British folk song dating back to at least as far as 1821. It was mentioned, along...
Stylistic diversity of acoustic guitar duo Oka Vanga
Oka Vanga—a play on the name ‘Okavango’, a river delta in Botswana—is the band name for South African born Angela Meyer...
The Renaissance swan song for the English monarchy
Thomas Tomkins (1572–1656) was a prominent English composer of the generation that flourished in England in the late...
The Unthanks: keeping with the modern spirit of the English folk song
The Unthanks is an English group known for their eclectic approach in combining traditional Northumbrian folk with other...
Liverpool FC and the famous You'll Never Walk Alone chant in a Pink Floyd track
You'll Never Walk Alone is a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. The song has been...
Anne Dudley's BAFTA winning work is a marriage of pop and the classical
Composer, arranger, producer and performer, Anne Dudley is a multi-talented musician whose work encompasses pop and...
Starman's mission made possible at last with Musk sending Bowie to the stars
In February 2018, the 1st Falcon Heavy Rocket was successfully launched, carrying on board a Tesla Roadster car which...
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