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10 songs about lust

10 Songs About Lust

They say that William Butler Yeats was inspired to great poetic heights by his unrequited love for Maude Gonne. And since then, poets and songwriters have continued to explore the unattainable, that which (and those which) inspires a physical wanting.…

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Romantic composers influenced by Beethoven

Romantic composers influenced by Beethoven

Every major Romantic Period composer was influenced by Beethoven in some way, but selecting just a few of them reveals the variety of ways in which that influence was felt. Hector Berlioz, Johannes Brahms, and Richard Wagner were very different…

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Three songs to spice up workout routine

Three songs to spice up workout routine

These three songs will energize you instantly, and will have you shaking, grooving, and busting crazy moves. Maximize your workout and brighten up your mood. Every workout needs some inspirational music. You have your favorites for walking, and your preferred…

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Good time to reflect with music of Philip Glass

Good time to reflect with music of Philip Glass

Gorgeously written, composer Philip Glass delivers some of the most heavenly classical symphonic music of of the 20th Century. Full of texture, color and dynamics, Philip Glass is quite often overlooked for his genius. Performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra…

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Canadian composer Alex Pauk

Canadian composer Alex Pauk

One of Toronto’s finest composers and conductors, Alex Pauk specializes in taking Canadian music to the international scene. His ensemble, the Esprit Orchestra, promotes contemporary classical music, having commissioned works from over 60 composers. In addition, the programming for Esprit…

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The Irish gift of traditional folk music

The Irish gift of traditional folk music

Ancient Celtic Musicians Predated Christ and Influenced the Music of the Christian Church According to music historian William H. Grattan Flood (“Ancient Irish Music,” from A History of Irish Music), the ancient Celts were first mentioned as existing 500 years…

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Analysis, summary of classical music eras

Analysis and summary of classical music eras

Classical music generally refers to European music composed from approximately 1000 to the present. Characteristics of Classical Music There are many characteristics that define classical music and differentiate it from other genres of music. For example, classical music is mainly…

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Why young children need to play real instruments

Why young children need to play real instruments

Walk into any early childhood environment and the sounds of singing, clapping and joyful music will be heard. The quality of the music activities and instruments offered to young children does matter. While some young children enjoy and excel in…

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Kenny Rogers – The First 50 Years

Kenny Rogers – The First 50 Years

For fifty years Rogers has been entertaining listeners with his own style of singing, and this collection is a tribute to his longevity in the business. Duets Kenny Rogers recorded many duets during his career. With partner Dolly Parton they…

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Do a Fab Beatles Tour of London

Do a Fab Beatles Tour of London

Abbey Road The Beatles in London Walk is actually two walks. The first takes fab four fans to Abbey Road, starting at the St John’s Wood underground station (both Beatles walks start and end at London underground stations.) From the…

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