Claudio Monteverdi Quotes

Claudio Monteverdi was an Italian composer in the late Renaissance. He was the first composer to develop opera to its full dramatic and musical potential. Continue reading

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Sergei Prokofiev Quotes

Sergei Prokofiev can be easily considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century. He was born in the Russian Empire and became one of the Soviet Union’s best-known composers. His works include the ballet Romeo and Juliet and the music for Eisenstein’s film Alexander Nevsky. Continue reading

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Manuel de Falla Quotes

Manuel de Falla was the most distinguished Spanish composer of the early 20th century. Fusing the rhythms and melodic traits of Spanish folk music with a modern palette of harmonies and instrumentation, he created music with the sophistication of Debussy, Ravel, or Stravinsky, but audibly rooted in the folkloric soil of Spain.
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Quotes About The Father Of Modern Chicago Blues: Muddy Waters

“It was Muddy Waters who took the Delta blues north to Chicago, electrified the sound, and changed the course of popular music as we know it. That’s pretty much the judgment of history, and it is mine as well.” Continue reading

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Patti Page Quotes

Patti Page was one of America’s favorite popular singers of the 1950s. She was one of the top-selling female singers in history with more than 100 million record sales. Continue reading

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Hector Berlioz Quotes

Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869) was a French composer, conductor, and music critic. He influenced a generation of composers to adopt a musical style called Romanticism. Continue reading

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Quotes About Modest Mussorgsky

“Mussorgsky, in his vocal efforts, appears wilfully eccentric. His style impresses the Western ear as barbarously ugly.” – Edward Dannreuther
The Oxford History of Music (Oxford: Clarendon, 1905) vol. 6, p. 321
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Lil Jon Quotes

Lil Jon, real name Jonathan Smith, is known for performing a style of hip-hop called “crunk.” Continue reading

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Top 15 Fiddle Quotes

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10 Best Merle Haggard Quotes

  1. “Guitar playing is very important to me. It’s like golf to some other people; it’s important to me that I play good.” – Merle Haggard
  2. “To be part of what you’re singing about is somewhat painful. You’ve got to climb inside it all.” Continue reading
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