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MUSIC (History & Performance): 

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Rock, Pop, R&B, Jazz:

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2018/02/01/how-deep-is-your-love-the-bee-gees-first-hit-song-for-saturday-night-fever-still-defines-the-disco-age/ The Bee Gees’ How Deep Is Your Love and the film Saturday Night Fever.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/12/19/anglo-american-musical-duo-flo-morrissey-and-matthew-e-white/   English singer and songwriter Flo Morrissey (b. 1994) and Virginia-based producer and musician Matthew E. White (b. 1982) teamed up for a collaborative full duet album of 10 cover versions.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/10/30/gato-barbieri-1932-2016-this-cat-really-had-nine-lives/   Tenor saxophonist Gato Barbieri (1932-2016) and Grammy-award-winning composer of Last Tango in Paris (1972). Photographs. Videos.

Classical Music:

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/11/08/five-african-american-classical-composers-and-their-work-william-grant-still-florence-b-price-harry-t-burleigh-william-levi-dawson-and-mary-lou-williams/   Five African American composers William Grant Still, Florence B. Price, Harry T. Burleigh, William Levi Dawson, and Mary Lou Williams.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2014/10/15/fritz-reiner-to-riccardo-muti-a-critical-look-at-the-modern-music-directors-of-the-chicago-symphony-orchestra-part-1-introduction/  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Directors Fritz Reiner (1888-1963), Jean Martinon (1910-1976), and Georg Solti (1912-1997). Photographs.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/12/20/21st-century-materialism-bested-by-16th-century-inspired-music-italian-ensemble-accordone-makes-their-offer/ Contemporary opera by Guido Morini (b. 1959) based on Gregorian chant and Baroque polyphony. Video.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/12/13/beethovens-critically-contentious-early-new-music-2/    First Movement of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony (1811-12) conducted by Carlos Kleiber (1930-2004) in light of Beethoven’s musical revolution of 1800. Video.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/12/16/consummate-marc-antoine-charpentier-messe-et-le-motets-pour-la-vierge-1702/  Messe et Motets pour la Vierge by Marc Antoine Charpentier (French, 1643-1704). Jordi Savall in the Chapel of the Palace of Versailles. Complete performance video.

Choral Music:

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2018/12/25/christmas-choral-concert-bel-canto-chorus-basilica-of-st-josaphat-milwaukee-wisconsin/ In an historic Milwaukee (WI) basilica, Music Director Richard Hynson conducts the Bel Canto Chorus in a 2012 Christmas concert. Featuring the Stained Glass Brass and Bel Canto Boy Chorus.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2018/12/25/christmas-choral-concert-the-tuskegee-university-golden-voices-choir-university-chapel-tuskegee-university-tuskegee-alabama/ The Tuskegee University Golden Voices Choir performs their Christmas Concert in 2012 featuring guest operatic soprano Angela Brown.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2018/12/25/christmas-choral-concert-the-angeles-chorale-first-united-methodist-church-pasadena-california-performs-john-rutters-gloria/ The Angeles Chorale directed by Dr. John Sutton performs John Rutter’s Gloria in 2012.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2018/12/25/christmas-choral-concert-st-bavo-cathedral-choir-haarlem-netherlands/ The St. Bavo Cathedral Choir performs Christmas carols and seasonal music for voice, many in modern settings, in Haarlem, Netherlands, in 2012.

Folk Music:

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/03/29/irish-folk-song-brid-og-ni-mhaille-young-bridget-omalley/ Irish folk song Bríd óg ní Mháille performed by Gillian Fenton and Fiachra O’ Corragáin. Video.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/01/30/irish-folk-songs-an-exploration-weile-weile-waila-performed-by-the-dubliners/  Irish folk song Weile Weile Waila performed by The Dubliners. Video.