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The poignant meaning behind Amor Eterno lyrics
Begin the Beguine: discovering origin and meaning
Wiegenlied: folk poem behind Brahms' Lullaby
Whalien 52: uncovering the hidden meaning
Four continents come together for Manu Chao's Clandestino
In Latin America and Europe, this guy is virtually an icon who seems to have taken the role of Bob Marley. Manu Chao is...
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...
Josquin des Prez: pioneer in the Franco-Flemish School of music
Josquin des Prez was the leading architect of the point of imitation style, in which a motif introduced in one voice is...
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...
What kind of music did Louis XIV like?
Robert de Visée’s music remains among some of the best examples of French Baroque guitar music to this day. Visée's...
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