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Christmas with Kiri Te Kanawa

Classical Notes
 

I have been planning to write about this lady for a long time. I have resolved on doing it now, because she sings carols beautifully.

 

Kiri Te Kanawa was born on 5 March 1944 in Gisborne, New Zealand. Her original name was Claire Rawstron. Her father was Maori and her mother was European, but there is little known about them. It is said that her father was a Maori aristocrat. As an infant she was adopted by Thomas Te Kanawa, a Maori, and his Irish wife Nell. Her musical talent...

Last Updated (Saturday, 14 March 2015 14:17)

 

Winter Wonderland

Pop and Misc. Notes
 

It’s hard not to hear ‘Winter Wonderland’ in the Winter. Mostly in December, before Christmas. That’s why this song is often recognized as a carol, however today it can be considered a pop piece. In general you may acknowledge it a Christmas Song.

 

The lyrics have been written first. It is a magical vision of a world covered in snow full of snowmen, sleigh bells ring and children joyfully playing. This was the image Richard B. Smith (known as Dick Smith) saw in Central Park of...

Last Updated (Monday, 16 March 2015 00:49)

 

Minnie The Moocher

Jazz Notes
 

Minnie The Moocher is the greatest hit of Cab Calloway. The song was recorded in 1931 and, although it was the time of the big crisis in the USA, it turned out to be a great success. The sales exceeded one million records.

The song wasn’t Cab Calloway original idea. He used a song from 1927 called 'Willie the Weeper', which author and performer was Frankie 'Half-Pint' Jaxon.

 

Minnie The Moocher



 

Frankie 'Half Pint' Jaxon (1895 – 1944) was a black singer, stage designer...

Last Updated (Saturday, 14 March 2015 15:26)

 

Ella Fitzgerald - A Night In Tunisia

Jazz Songs

Ella Fitzgerald - A Night In Tunisia

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:43)

 

Gloomy Sunday

Jazz Notes
 

Today I want to present one of the saddest songs and a one without even an ounce of hope in it. It is called

 

Gloomy Sunday .

 

The authors were two Hungarians Rezső Seress – music and Laszlo Javor – lyrics.

 

Seress was born in 1889. He was a self-taught musician; he learnt to play piano fairly well, although he wasn’t a virtuoso. In early 1930s he searched for luck in Paris. His aim was to become a songs composer. His first attempts were not successful. All the...

Last Updated (Saturday, 14 March 2015 17:25)

 
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