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The Musical Legacy of the Byzantine Empire

The Musical Legacy of the Byzantine Empire

The Byzantine Empire existed from 330 to 1453 CE, varying in size over centuries with territories in Italy, Greece, the Balkans, the Levant, Asia Minor, and North Africa. While it was significantly influenced by the Greco-Roman cultural tradition, its culture was...

Chess Records – Making Music History

It begins like this. In 1928, two Polish-Jewish brothers, Lejzor and Fiszel emigrated to America when they were 7 and 11 years old, with their mother from the village Motule in Poland. Their surname, Czyż was eventually changed to Chess. Like many other immigrants of...

Sun Records Studio – Historic Labels Series

Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis – these stars have been some of the biggest influences on rock 'n' roll. What united them beyond their rock 'n' roll talent was their famous association with Sun Records, the label that introduced rock 'n'...

The Birthplace of Jazz- New Orleans

  Jazz does not have a specific day or point when it was created. It is a genre of music that emerged over time, mixing musical talent and emotions of the many cultures and artistic elements that existed in New Orleans. Caribbean music from the West Indies mixed...

Quincy Jones : The Life And Work

Quincy Jones : The Life And Work

A multi-faceted musician, composer and record producer, Quincy Jones has earned his place in the history of music. The most Grammy-nominated artist in history, Quincy Delight Jones, Jr, often known just as “Q”, has 79 nominations and 27 wins. Born in Chicago on March...

Tin Pan Alley – A Musical Phenomenon & Genre

Tin Pan Alley – A Musical Phenomenon & Genre

Long before the music industry in the United States was as ubiquitous or global as it is now, Tin Pan Alley boasted of a group of music publishers and songwriters in New York who shaped popular music in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century. At a...

David Bryne – Playing With Life

David Bryne – Playing With Life

Any profile of David Byrne is sure to struggle with deciding on a descriptor to use for him. Far more than an art-rock cult hero, he is an Oscar-winning film composer, record producer, actor, a collaborator with Robert Wilson and Fatboy Slim, a bike-rack designer, the...

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