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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
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...
Walks along Moldau river ended in the greatest symphonic poem of all time
Bedřich Smetana conceived a series of orchestral pieces based on the legends and landscapes of his homeland entitled Má...
Wild harmony of the northern fjords by Nils Økland and Hardanger fiddle
Nils Økland is an innovative violinist and composer from Norway, instantly recognizable for his extensive use of the...
Ali Akbar Khan: the true guru of Indian classical harmony
The first key point of Indian classical music is its structure. Unlike the Western canons, it is structured horizontally...
Glassworks by Philip Glass is flavored with Bach and Bowie
Philip Glass is an American composer, widely considered to be one of the most influential musicians of the late 20th...
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The History of Popular Music
Discover stories from each decade. Listen to gems from the 1960s, 1970s, and more.
Explore Phrygian, Lydian, Dorian, and other modes through the harmonic analysis of popular songs.
Read all about the formative music of the past centuries. Enjoy the regal yet easy sounds of the Baroque and Renaissance.
Indian Classical Music
Dive into the South Asian philosophy through Indian classical music. Learn about musical traditions of the Hindustani and Carnatic culture.
The Epoch of Romanticism
Get a taste of the most beloved and fruitful music period. See the personalities behind the major shift of the eras — from Classical to Romantic.
Download for free HQ soundscapes recorded in a mixed forest, including bird songs, cricket choruses, and night or afternoon thunderstorms.
Bamboléo: song meaning and origin of the lyrics
Für Elise: 2 versions of Beethoven's best-known piano piece
Ständchen from Schwanengesang serenade as Schubert's last testament
Phrygian mode in Pink Floyd songs
Barrett's Privateers: origins and meaning of famous drinking song
Om Namo Narayanaya: meaning and purpose of popular Vishnu mantra
Je te veux: Satie's love song refashioned as piano piece