Tag Archives: Musical ensemble

J.S. Bach: MAGNIFICAT – D-Dur BWV 243 (1723,1730) Monteverdi Chor: great compositions/performances

J.S. Bach: MAGNIFICAT [complete version]

Rock & Roll – Velvet Underground

Rock & Roll Velvet Underground


Today’s Birthday: May 23, 2011

Today’s Birthday: Artie Shaw (1910)

Considered one of swing’s two great clarinetists—along with his rival, Benny Goodman—Shaw was a virtuoso at his instrument. He began playing professionally as a teen before becoming leader of one of the most popular big bands of the swing era. In 1935, he performed with a string quartet that he later expanded into a more conventional dance band. He led a US Navy band during World War II and various ensembles later on, retiring in 1954. How many times was Shaw married? More… Discuss