European Son by Japan

https://youtu.be/_XzAqzcGfRs European SonAlbum: Quiet LifeDate: 1979Genre: Alternative/IndieArtist: Japan Japan Japan were a new-wave band formed in 1974 in London, UK. By David Sylvian (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Steve Jansen (drums), and Mick Karn (bass guitar). Richard Barbieri (keyboards) and Rob Dean (lead guitar) joined the following year. Japan developed their own sound and androgynous style incorporating … Continue reading European Son by Japan

Cheap Imitation by John Cage

https://youtu.be/pTxowf1zp-E Cheap Imitation1969Performance ArtPiano and performer The last piece performed live by Cage, “Cheap Imitation” is an exercise in postmodern appropriation relying on musical instead of visual quotation. Composed for dual pianists, Cage based the work upon Erik Satie’s Socrate. By quoting the original work the pitches and tones were determined on by chance using … Continue reading Cheap Imitation by John Cage

The Highwayman by Loreena McKennitt

https://youtu.be/Ixi4jz0Gn4E The Highwayman1997New Age Loreena McKennittNew AgeBorn: 17 February 1957, Manitoba, CanadaNationality: Canadian Loreena McKennitt McKennitt is a singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist best known for Celtic and Middle Eastern-influenced world music. She is also known for her refined soprano vocals. McKennitt has sold over 14 million albums worldwide

Mama by Genesis

https://youtu.be/Ccs2rt0oSzQ MamaAlbum: GenesisDate: 1983Genre: RockArtist: Genesis Genesis Formed at Charterhouse School in Surrey, UK, in 1967 Genesis’ most successful line-up includes Tony Banks (keyboards), Mike Rutherford (bassist/guitarist), and Phil Collins (drummer/singer). In the 1970s when the line-up included Peter Gabriel (singer) Genesis was among the pioneering groups of progressive rock.

Greensleeves by Kiri Te Kanawa

https://youtu.be/kFHOXCq-0OE Greensleeves1965Folk Kiri Te KanawaOperaBorn: 6 March 1944, Gisborne, New ZealandNationality: New Zealander Kiri Te Kanawa Te Kanawa is a retired opera singer best known for her full lyric soprano voice. She has received accolades from across the world, particularly for her performances of Mozart, Strauss Handel, Puccini, and Verdi. In her later career, Te … Continue reading Greensleeves by Kiri Te Kanawa

Il Pompeo by Alessandro Scarlatti

https://youtu.be/I9AC66M89nc Il Pompeo1682Opera Alessandro ScarlattiOperaBorn: 6 May 1660, SicilyNationality: SicilianDied: 22 October 1725, Naples, Italy Alessandro Scarlatti Scarlatti was a composer, best known for his operas and chamber cantatas. He is considered to be one of the most important composers of the Neapolitan School of Opera. Scarlatti was also the father of the composers Domenico … Continue reading Il Pompeo by Alessandro Scarlatti

Dancing with the Moonlit Knight by Genesis

https://youtu.be/r0Spl1cOf-o Dancing with the Moonlit KnightAlbum: Selling England by the PoundDate: 1973Genre: Progressive RockArtist: Genesis Genesis Formed at Charterhouse School in Surrey, UK, in 1967 Genesis’ most successful line-up includes Tony Banks (keyboards), Mike Rutherford (bassist/guitarist), and Phil Collins (drummer/singer). In the 1970s when the line-up included Peter Gabriel (singer) Genesis was among the pioneering … Continue reading Dancing with the Moonlit Knight by Genesis

Cello Concerto No. 1 in G minor by Dmitry Kabalevsky

https://youtu.be/Zn_NL3w3MOc Cello Concerto No. 1 in G minorClassical Dmitry KabalevskyOrchestral, Opera, Ballet, Chamber MusicBorn: 30 December 1904, Saint Petersburg, RussiaNationality: RussianDied: 14 February 1987, Moscow, Russia Dmitry Kabalevsky Kabalevsky was a composer and teach of aristocratic Russian descent. He was a prolific composer of piano and chamber music best known for his Second Symphony, ‘Galloping … Continue reading Cello Concerto No. 1 in G minor by Dmitry Kabalevsky

Easy Lover by Phil Collins

https://youtu.be/JkRKT6T0QLg Easy LoverAlbum: Chinese WallDate: 1984Genre: Dance-rockArtist: Phil Collins Phil Collins Phil Collins is a drummer, singer, and songwriter. As well as a successful solo career he was also the drummer and lead singer of the rock band Genesis. Phil Collins played drums from the age of 5 and also completed drama school training, landing … Continue reading Easy Lover by Phil Collins

Foreign Affair by Mike Oldfield

https://youtu.be/LNXI08NuSl4 Foreign Affair1983New Age Mike OldfieldNew AgeBorn: 15 May 1953, Reading, Berkshire, UKNationality: British Mike Oldfield Oldfield is a musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter, best known for his debut album Tubular Bells in 1973. Primarily a guitarist Oldfield also plays a range of instruments including keyboards and percussion, as well as doing vocals. Throughout his … Continue reading Foreign Affair by Mike Oldfield

For All Seasons by Yanni

https://youtu.be/4jf75E4dTDY For All Seasons2003New Age YanniNew AgeBorn: 14 November 1954, Kalamata, GreeceNationality: Greek-American Yanni Yanni is a keyboardist, pianist, composer, and music producer best known for blending jazz, classical, soft rock, and world music to create predominantly instrumental works. Yanni has received international recognition for his concerts at historic monuments such as the Acropolis, the … Continue reading For All Seasons by Yanni

Amor Ti Vieta by Andrea Bocelli

https://youtu.be/I7pdgC75NgA Amor Ti Vieta1998Opera Andrea BocelliOperaBorn: 22 September 1958, Lajatico, ItalyNationality: Italian Andrea Bocelli Bocelli is an operatic tenor and multi-instrumentalist. Diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at 5 months old he became blind at 12 years old after a soccer accident. Bocelli rose to fame in 1994 winning the preliminary round of the 44th Sanremo Music … Continue reading Amor Ti Vieta by Andrea Bocelli

The Heart Is Slow to Learn by Kiri Te Kanawa

https://youtu.be/HPkul9xqFtk The Heart Is Slow to Learn2001Musicals Kiri Te KanawaOperaBorn: 6 March 1944, Gisborne, New ZealandNationality: New Zealander Kiri Te Kanawa Te Kanawa is a retired opera singer best known for her full lyric soprano voice. She has received accolades from across the world, particularly for her performances of Mozart, Strauss, Handel, Puccini, and Verdi. … Continue reading The Heart Is Slow to Learn by Kiri Te Kanawa

Cedarwood Road by U2

https://youtu.be/dqKbM2TBq3w Cedarwood RoadAlbum: Songs of InnocenceDate: 2014Genre: RockArtist: U2 U2, an Irish rock band, formed in 1976, consisting of Bono (vocals and rhythm guitar), the Edge (lead guitar, keyboards, and backing vocal), Larry Mullen (drums and percussion), and Adam Clayton (bass guitar). Originally part of the post-punk era the band's style has evolved with their … Continue reading Cedarwood Road by U2

Dance on a Volcano by Genesis

https://youtu.be/TBcnjx05a1s Dance on a VolcanoAlbum: A Trick of the TailDate: 1976Genre: Alternative/IndieArtist: Genesis Genesis Formed at Charterhouse School in Surrey, UK, in 1967 Genesis’ most successful line-up includes Tony Banks (keyboards), Mike Rutherford (bassist/guitarist), and Phil Collins (drummer/singer). In the 1970s when the line-up included Peter Gabriel (singer) Genesis was among the pioneering groups of … Continue reading Dance on a Volcano by Genesis

Entry to Mecca by Maurice Jarre

https://youtu.be/eEgxuHIwI4U Entry to Mecca1977Film and TV Maurice JarreFilm and TVBorn: 13 September 1924, Lyon, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 28 March 2009, California, USA Maurice Jarre Jarre was a composer and conductor best known for his film scores, including Lawrence of Arabia and A Passage to India. Jarre received nine nominations for the Academy Awards, winning Best Original … Continue reading Entry to Mecca by Maurice Jarre

Mad Man Moon by Genesis

https://youtu.be/IQ_U4XkAarE Mad Man MoonAlbum: A Trick of the TailDate: 1976Genre: PopArtist: Genesis Genesis Formed at Charterhouse School in Surrey, UK, in 1967 Genesis’ most successful line-up includes Tony Banks (keyboards), Mike Rutherford (bassist/guitarist), and Phil Collins (drummer/singer). In the 1970s when the line-up included Peter Gabriel (singer) Genesis was among the pioneering groups of progressive … Continue reading Mad Man Moon by Genesis

Die Worte des Erlösers am Kreuze by Joseph Haydn

https://youtu.be/OY2vixVCr1M Die Worte des Erlösers am Kreuze1785Classical Joseph HaydnClassicalBorn: 31 March 1732, Rohrau, AustriaNationality: AustrianDied: 31 May 1809, Vienna, Austria Joseph Hadyn Haydn was a composer of the Classical era and instrumental in the development of chamber music. He spent much of his career as a court musician for the remote estate of the Esterházy … Continue reading Die Worte des Erlösers am Kreuze by Joseph Haydn

Kissing a Fool by George Michael

https://youtu.be/omsBhh8vA7c Kissing a FoolAlbum: FaithDate: 1987Genre: PopArtist: George Michael George Michael George Michael was a singer, songwriter, and record producer. Considered a leading creative force in music production he is regarded as one of the greatest musical artists of his generation. Michael came to fame through the music duo Wham! and later as a solo … Continue reading Kissing a Fool by George Michael

Garod Akh Garod by Samvel Yervinyan

https://youtu.be/BffiCbHWXEI Garod Akh Garod2015World Music Samvel YervinyanNew AgeBorn: 25 January 1966, Yerevan, ArmeniaNationality: Armenian Samvel Yervinyan Yervinyan is a violinist and composer. He began his musical studies at the age of seven at the Spenderian Music School under the tutorage of Armen Minasian. Yervinyan won all the first place prizes in all the competitions he … Continue reading Garod Akh Garod by Samvel Yervinyan

Behind the Wheel by Depeche Mode

https://youtu.be/VEAuMiKqP-4 Behind the WheelAlbum: Earth Girls Are EasyDate: 1987Genre: Alternative/IndieArtist: Depeche Mode Depeche Mode Depeche Mode are an electronic music band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex, England. The lineup consists of Dave Gahan (lead vocals and songwriter), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, and songwriter), and Andy Fletcher (keyboards). Depeche Mode have had 54 songs … Continue reading Behind the Wheel by Depeche Mode

Telemaco by Alessandro Scarlatti

https://youtu.be/khXbvkavXaA Telemaco1718Opera Alessandro ScarlattiOperaBorn: 6 May 1660, SicilyNationality: SicilianDied: 22 October 1725, Naples, Italy Alessandro Scarlatti Scarlatti was a composer, best known for his operas and chamber cantatas. He is considered to be one of the most important composers of the Neapolitan School of Opera. Scarlatti was also the father of the composers Domenico and … Continue reading Telemaco by Alessandro Scarlatti

Carry On Dancing by Savage Garden

https://youtu.be/L2MNJProUTo Carry On DancingAlbum: Savage GardenDate: 1997Genre: PopArtist: Savage Garden Savage Garden Savage Garden were a pop duo consisting of Darren Hayes on vocals and Daniel Jones on instruments. The duo formed in 1993 in Brisbane, Australia, and achieved global success in the mid-1990s with hit singles including ‘I Want You’, ‘Truly Madly Deeply’, and … Continue reading Carry On Dancing by Savage Garden

Cello and Wind Instruments by Jacques Ibert

https://youtu.be/eqGvB0ZXwdU Cello and Wind Instruments1925Classical Jacques IbertModernismBorn: 15 August 1890, Paris, FranceNationality: FrenchDied: 5 February 1962. Paris, France Jacques Ibert Ibert was a composer of classical music. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire and won the Prix de Rome, despite the interruption of active service in the First World War. Ibert is best known for … Continue reading Cello and Wind Instruments by Jacques Ibert

Caruso by Andrea Bocelli

https://youtu.be/6iBjxRy8acQ Caruso1994Classical Andrea BocelliOperaBorn: 22 September 1958, Lajatico, ItalyNationality: Italian Andrea Bocelli Bocelli is an operatic tenor and multi-instrumentalist. Diagnosed with congenital glaucoma at 5 months old he became blind at 12 years old after a soccer accident. Bocelli rose to fame in 1994 winning the preliminary round of the 44th Sanremo Music festival with … Continue reading Caruso by Andrea Bocelli

Land of Confusion by Genesis

https://youtu.be/TlBIa8z_Mts Land of ConfusionAlbum: Invisible TouchDate: 1986Genre: Pop rockArtist: Genesis Genesis Formed at Charterhouse School in Surrey, UK, in 1967 Genesis’ most successful line-up includes Tony Banks (keyboards), Mike Rutherford (bassist/guitarist), and Phil Collins (drummer/singer). In the 1970s when the line-up included Peter Gabriel (singer) Genesis was among the pioneering groups of progressive rock.

Fnugg Blue by Øystein Baadsvik

https://youtu.be/mHMyrhilkdo Fnugg Blue2004Classical Øystein BaadsvikClassicalBorn: 14 August 1966, Trondheim, NorwayNationality: Norwegian Øystein Baadsvik Baadsvik is a tuba soloist and chamber musician. He began playing the tuba at the age of 15 at his school in Trondheim, Norway, and at 18 years old won first prize in a Norwegian nation competition for soloists. Baadsvik has performed … Continue reading Fnugg Blue by Øystein Baadsvik

A Question of Time by Depeche Mode

https://youtu.be/9pt7EWFF_T8 A Question of TimeAlbum: Black CelebrationDate: 1986Genre: Alternative/IndieArtist: Depeche Mode Depeche Mode Depeche Mode are an electronic music band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex, England. The lineup consists of Dave Gahan (lead vocals and songwriter), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, vocals, and songwriter), and Andy Fletcher (keyboards). Depeche Mode have had 54 songs in … Continue reading A Question of Time by Depeche Mode

Shadow on the Wall by Mike Oldfield

https://youtu.be/_euDhMDDRq4 Shadow on the Wall1983New Age Mike OldfieldNew AgeBorn: 15 May 1953, Reading, Berkshire, UKNationality: British Mike Oldfield Oldfield is a musician, composer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, best known for his debut album Tubular Bells in 1973. Primarily a guitarist Oldfield also plays a range of instruments including keyboards and percussion, as well as doing vocals. … Continue reading Shadow on the Wall by Mike Oldfield

Before Hope Fades by Starkill

https://youtu.be/_SskDNSplMY Before Hope FadesAlbum: Virus of the MindDate: 2014Genre: Death MetalArtist: Starkill Starkill is a melodic death metal band from Chicago, Illinois, USA. The group formed in 2008 and began writing material eventually they signed up to Century Media Records in 2012, releasing Fires of Life in 2013. Starkill has incorporated various different styles, leading … Continue reading Before Hope Fades by Starkill

Brandenburg Concerto 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach

https://youtu.be/pdsyNwUoON0 Brandenburg Concerto 31721Baroque Johann Sebastian BachBaroqueBorn: 31 March 1685, Eisenach, GermanyNationality: GermanDied: 28 July 1750, Leipzig, Germany Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach was a composer and musician of the Baroque era. Best known for his instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos and for vocal music such as St Matthew Passion. Since a … Continue reading Brandenburg Concerto 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Kisses in the Moonlight by George Benson

https://youtu.be/oYb4lhgnfIw Kisses in the MoonlightAlbum: While the City Sleeps…Date: 1986Genre: R&B/SoulArtist: George Benson George Benson Benson is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter. At 21 he began a professional career as a jazz guitarist. Similar to gypsy jazz player he uses a rest-stroke picking technique on the guitar. Benson came to prominence in the 1960s playing … Continue reading Kisses in the Moonlight by George Benson

Amigos para siempre by Jose Carreras

https://youtu.be/OmUS9vu-O1s Amigos para siempre1992Sport Jose CarrerasOperaBorn: 5 December 1946, Barcelona, SpainNationality: Spanish José Carreras Carreras is an operatic tenor best known for his performances in the operas of Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini. He made his operatic debut at age 11 as Trujamán n Manuel de Falla’s “El Retablo de Messe Pedro”. Carreras’ career encompassed 60 … Continue reading Amigos para siempre by Jose Carreras

Enphilada by Samvel Yervinyan

https://youtu.be/w_ijmdcZ6Jw Enphilada2021World Music Samvel YervinyanNew AgeBorn: 25 January 1966, Yerevan, ArmeniaNationality: Armenian Samvel Yervinyan Yervinyan is a violinist and composer. He began his musical studies at the age of seven at the Spenderian Music School under the tutorage of Armen Minasian. Yervinyan won all the first place prices of all the competitions he was entered … Continue reading Enphilada by Samvel Yervinyan

A Groovy Kind of Love by Phil Collins

https://youtu.be/HsC_SARyPzk A Groovy Kind of LoveAlbum: BusterDate: 1988Genre: R&B/SoulArtist: Phil Collins Phil Collins Phil Collins is a drummer, singer, and songwriter. As well as a successful solo career he was also the drummer and lead singer of the rock band Genesis. Phil Collins played drums from the age of 5 and also completed drama school … Continue reading A Groovy Kind of Love by Phil Collins