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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Contemporary & Classical

One cannot leave the music scene without reference to adult contemporary music and contemporary classical music. Adult contemporary music prior to 1979 was sometimes referred to a Easy Listening or Middle of the Road Music. Classical music as most people are familiar is everything from Bach to Copland.

Some of adult contemporary's core artists over the years include Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, Cher, Diana Ross, Elton John, Billy Joel, Sting, Air Supply, Michael Bolton, Phil Collins, Lionel Richie, Chicago, Barry Manilow and Celine Dion, just to name a few. Check out the list HERE with links to each recording artist.

What about classical...From Bach to Mozart, to Beethoven, to Brahms, to Tchaikovsky, to Debussy, to Stravinsky, to Copland? An article appears at Orchestronics titled So, what IS New or Contemporary Classical Music? which provides an excellent analogy about the evolution of classical music. Love the ending statement which leaves one to ponder what is ahead for the classical genre.

For the adult contemporary music, there is one that not only must be mentioned but should be included for your listening pleasure. Here is Enya...

My favorite classical of all time...

What better way to conclude than with The Boston Pops performing the National March of the United States of America conducted by John Williams!

It would be difficult to imagine a world without music. That world would be empty, a void, without soul. Music is an art overflowing with expression. Art, of course, is at the center of all that is full of life, as well as that which is lifeless. It is the diamond in the rough, the shining star, awe-inspiring, breath-taking... All you have to do is listen to life's songs and sing in the shower!

And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...