July, 2015

63 Posts
Apple Music
Music has been part of the Jobs-era Apple brand ever since the iconic ‘Silhouette’ iPod adverts that bewitched a generation. Its focus on popular music identified Apple as a company of the young– its products, especially the iPod, became essential
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Was Beethoven Inspired By His Irregular Heartbeat?
Many scientists have speculated that Beethoven had an arrhythmia (an abnormal heart rhythm), and some of his music is evidence of that. It seems that certain parts of the opening of the Piano Sonata in E-flat major (Opus 81a) were
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The Secret Wife
John Lennon and Cynthia Powell
Love is a rather infrequent visitor to the world of sex & drugs & Rock and Roll! Love ballads do constitute an important genre within the repertory of most bands, but reality frequently looks decidedly different. John Lennon, the founder
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Saint-Saëns – Debussy – Ravel
Saint-SaënsFantasy for Violin and Harp, Op. 124 DebussyDances for harp RavelIntroduction and Allegro for harp Sonata for violin and piano Trio in A minor for violin, cello and piano Performed by Edward Vito, harp Arnold Eidus, violin Brooks Smith, piano
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Let’s Skiffle
John Lennon and the Quarrymen
The musical genre called “Skiffle” originated in African-American culture in the early 20th century. Drawing its influences from jazz, blues, and folk, it usually featured poor musicians using homemade or improvised instruments. Washboards, jugs, cigar-box fiddles and comb-and-paper kazoos accompanied
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Playing a wind instrument ‘helps you sleep’
Learning to play a wind instrument could be the key to stopping snoring, it has been claimed
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John Lennon
Imagine… John Winston (later Ono) Lennon was born on 9 October 1940, in Liverpool, England, to Julia (Stanley) and Alfred Lennon, a merchant seaman. When his parents separated, 4-year-old John ended up living with his Aunt Mimi. John showed some
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Beethoven
BeethovenSymphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92 Coriolan Overture, Op.62 Egmont Overture, op. 84 Performed by Maurice Hewitt, conductor Orchestre Hewitt Recorded in 1952 – 1953 Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92 – Allegro con brio
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