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Quando? Quanto? - When? How much?
These are two of the first words tourists learn in Italy—for good reason. Once you know when a shop opens or a train leaves and how much a cappuccino or a ticket costs, you are set to go (siete a posto). Sometimes quando is all you need to ask. If you want to find out “until when,” ask “Fino a quando?” If you’re curious about since when, ask “Da quando?" The whole world began asking "when" in 1962 when the Italian pop...
Last Updated (Sunday, 17 April 2016 10:00)
Let Me Roll It by Paul McCartney
"[This song] was a riff, originally, a great riff to play, and whenever we played it live, it goes down great. We'd play it on two guitars, and people saw it later as a kind of John pastiche, as Lennon-ish, Lennon-esque. Which I don't mind. That could have been a Beatles song. Me and John would have sung that good." (Paul McCartney, 2001)
Let Me Roll It
"Let Me Roll It" is a song by Paul McCartney & Wings, and was released on the 1973 album ‘Band on...
Last Updated (Tuesday, 29 March 2016 16:43)
Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater
Although Szymanowski is best-known for his orchestral and chamber music, his contribution to vocal music was far from negligible. He wrote collected songs and several stage-works, notably his opera “King Roger”, while both the Third Symphony and the ballet “Harnasie” (Mountain Robbers) include a tenor solo and chorus. Towards the end of his life, he composed choral music on sacred topics, the two short cantatas “Veni Creator” and “Litany to the...
Last Updated (Tuesday, 15 March 2016 12:31)
Handel – Allelujah (from Messiah)
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!Hallelujah! Hallelujah!For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!The kingdom of this worldIs become the kingdom of our Lord,And of His Christ, and of His Christ;And He shall reign for ever and ever,For ever and ever, forever and ever,King of kings...
Last Updated (Sunday, 27 March 2016 08:33)
Sippie Wallace’s Women Be Wise
In 1965 a young blues buff named Ron Harwood discovered that Sippie Wallace was living in his hometown of Detroit, once again in obscurity. Besides becoming the historical expert on her career, Harwood, now an electrical contractor, gently lured Sippie back to performing and became her manager. In 1966 Wallace recorded an album on Halloween night, Copenhagen, Denmark, “Women Be Wise”, with Roosevelt Sykes and Little Brother Montgomery sharing the piano...
Last Updated (Saturday, 27 February 2016 16:48)