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Musicians Who Died In 2017

Of the many celebrities who died in 2017 over 100 were musicians. Here are the five I will miss most. Full obituaries available by clicking the hyperlinks. Chuck Berry (18 Mar 2017): Chuck Berry, singer-songwriter and guitarist who was one … Continue reading

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Beethoven’s Christmas Contribution

  “Ode To Joy” is the final movement of Beethoven’s Ninth and last Symphony. The German composer was increasingly aware of his declining health and spent seven years working on this symphony, starting the work in 1818 and finishing early … Continue reading

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Baroque Christmas Music

While Handel’s “Messiah” rightly holds its place as this country’s classical musical soundtrack for the holiday season (quibble if you will about its Easter message;  there’s nothing wrong with talking about Easter at Christmas – just ask Bach!), it’s J.S. … Continue reading

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