The Stars of Opera

The Opera has produced many star singers and, traditionally, the home of the Opera has been Italy. However, over the years the popularity of Opera around the world has resulted in many ... Continue Reading →

The Proms and its famous performers

The Proms are a series of orchestral classical music performances that are held in London over an eight-week period in the summer. Most of the concerts are performed in the Royal Albert ... Continue Reading →

The Famous Classical Music Composers

Classical music first appeared in around 1750 and lasted until 1830. This musical era lies between the Romantic and Baroque periods, and it was the first time that the piano was used ... Continue Reading →

The Hippie Movement and Traditional Music

The hippie movement started in the early 1960s in the United States and as the decade progressed, the culture grew around the world. It was a movement that was typified by a number ... Continue Reading →

Gospel Music and Its Performers

Gospel music is part of Christian music. It has strong vocals and is accompanied by hand clapping which acts as the rhythmic accompaniment. The heart of the gospel music was to be found ... Continue Reading →

Jazz Music in America

Jazz music first appeared in New Orleans in the late 19th century. It originated from blues music and rag time and by the 1920s it was at its height of popularity. Jazz music is played ... Continue Reading →

Blues Music in America

Blue music originated from the deep south of the United States at the end of the 19th century. It came from the Afro American communities mixing their work songs with spiritual ballads. ... Continue Reading →

Folk Music on the American Continent

American Folk music is the coming together of different brands of music from all over the world. As the continent was being colonized by people from different countries, different genres ... Continue Reading →

Scottish Folk Music

There can be no country in the world with a more recognizable genre of folk music than Scotland’s folk music. The sight of a pipe band, or even a loan piper, playing the bag pipes ... Continue Reading →
The Musicians with character

The Musicians with character

As radio, records and film made traditional singers more recognizable many welcomed the attraction of fame. Popular singers had always been lauded and many would have reputations that ... Continue Reading →