Murder ballads are a sub-genre of the traditional ballad form, the lyrics of which form a narrative describing the events of a murder, often including the lead-up and/or aftermath. A medieval version of the murder ballad performed by strolling minstrels was A moritat (from mori meaning "deadly" and tat meaning "deed").
Mack The Knife
"Mack the Knife" or "The Ballad of Mack the Knife", originally "Das Moritat von Mackie Messer", is a song composed by Kurt Weill...
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Franz Schubert's Unfinished Symphony
In the autumn of 1822, Schubert embarked suddenly on a work which more decisively than almost any other in those years showed his maturing personal vision, the "Unfinished Symphony" in B minor
Six years intervened between the composition of the Fifth Symphony and that of the Eighth and during these years Schubert's spirit made such incredible progress toward maturity that with this Eighth Symphony he may be said to have reached the pinnacle of his...
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"Blue Bayou" is a song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson and sung by Orbison.
Roy Kelton Orbison (1936 – 1988) was an American singer-songwriter and musician, well known for his distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly and country & western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis.
His greatest success came with Monument Records...
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Solamente Una Vez (You Belong to My Heart)
Solamente una vez , which means "only once" is the bolero song by Agustín Lara.
Agustín Lara's career spanned nearly 70 years. In that time, he penned over 600 compositions and gained himself an international reputation as one of Mexico's most prolific and dearly loved musicians.
The skinny, unattractive scar-faced man, affectionately known to his fans as "Flaco de Oro", had women swooning at his feet and national leaders...
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Peter Gabriel - Passion
The Last Temptation of Christ (or The Last Temptation) is a novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis, first published in 1960. It follows the life of Jesus Christ from his perspective. The novel has been the subject of a great deal of controversy due to its subject matter, and appears regularly on lists of banned books.
The central thesis of the book is that Jesus, while free from sin, was still subject to every form of temptation that humans face, including fear, doubt...
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