La nit de Sant Joan, és nit d’alegria Estrellat de Flors, L’estiu ens arriba De mans d’un fillet que li fa de guia. Primavera mor, l’hiverm es retira. Si arribes l’amor, mai mes moriría. Yesterday night was the Nit de Sant Joan and Jaume Sisa composed this song in its honour. Jaume Sisa, composer and … Continue reading La Nit de Sant Joan
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" is a song by The Band, recorded in 1969 and released on their self-titled second album. Joan Baez's cover of the song was a top-five chart hit in late 1971. The song was written by Robbie Robertson. The lyrics tell of the last days of the American Civil War and the suffering of the … Continue reading The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
Pete Seeger one of the fathers of american folk music, loved and revered by so many, died yesterday. In 1955 he wrote and composed Where Have All the Flowers Gone? The song has become a classic pacifist hymn. We publish 2 versions, one by Pete Seeger and one by Marlene Dietrich. Seeger recalled about the song: “I had been reading a … Continue reading Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
Cavalleria rusticana (Intermezzo)
Lim Kek-tjiang conducts the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra Cavalleria rusticana is an opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni to an Italian libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, adapted from a play and short story written by Giovanni Verga. Considered one of the classic verismo operas, it premiered on 17 May 1890, at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome. The opera's symphonic Intermezzo has figured in the sound track of several films, most … Continue reading Cavalleria rusticana (Intermezzo)
Alexandra Leaving, Alexandria Lost
Suddenly the night has grown colder. The God of love preparing to depart. Alexandra hoisted on his shoulder, They slip between the sentries of the heart. ... ... ... Even though she sleeps upon your satin; Even though she wakes you with a kiss. Do not say the moment was imagined; Do not stoop to … Continue reading Alexandra Leaving, Alexandria Lost
Across the Borderland
"When you reach the broken promised land Every dream slips through your hands And you'll know it's too late to change your mind 'cause you pay the price to come so far Just to wind up where you are And you're still just across the borderline Now you're still just across the borderline And you're … Continue reading Across the Borderland
Wasteland of the Free
In 1996 Iris DeMent released The Way I Should, an album containing ”Wasteland of the Free” a blunt indictment of the right-wing political and social agenda dominating in the US. As Richard Phillips reports, “ Iris DeMent explained that “Wasteland of the Free” was a difficult song to perform because it was so direct. “But I can’t keep quiet about these things,” … Continue reading Wasteland of the Free
Is there life on Mars? Of course.
"Life on Mars?" is a song by David Bowie first released in 1971 on the album Hunky Dory and also released as a single. Neil McCormick of The Daily Telegraph ranked it as #1 in his 100 Greatest Songs of All Time list. He also commented on the song: "A quite gloriously strange anthem, where the combination of stirring, yearning melody and … Continue reading Is there life on Mars? Of course.
We were standing Standing by peaceful waters Standing by peaceful waters John Prine (born October 10, 1946, in Maywood, Illinois) is an American country/folk singer-songwriter. He has been active as a composer, recording artist and live performer since the early 1970s. In the late 1960s, while Prine was delivering mail, he began to sing at open mic evenings at the Fifth Peg … Continue reading Lake Marie
Lascia ch’io pianga
Let me weep my cruel fate, and sigh for liberty. May sorrow break these chains Of my sufferings, for pity's sake Sung here by Patricia Petibon Lascia ch'io pianga is a soprano aria by composer George Frideric Handel which has become a popular concert piece. The melody for the song began its life as an Asian dance in his 1705 opera Almira. As … Continue reading Lascia ch’io pianga