Category Archives: Music

The National Anthem through the eyes of jazz, America’s unique music

By Robert Willmann From contributions and influences over time, a unique type of music came to be in this country, from the beginning with 13 colonies, to the American Revolution, to the Articles of Confederation, to the U.S. Constitution, to … Continue reading

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The beauty of Christmas through music in a concert with three tenors

By Robert Willmann This is a repost of what I placed here last year on 25 December 2022. A timeless concert from 1999 — The Three Tenors Christmas — with Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and Jose Carreras. Pavarotti passed away … Continue reading

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The great singer Tony Bennett passes on at age 96

By Robert Willmann In 2018, when 91 (or 92) years young, Tony Bennett released yet another music album, Love Is Here to Stay. Singing with him is Diana Krall, who has her own music career performing known songs with jazz-like … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

By Robert Willmann Celebrated in some parts of the world, today is another positive expression from the Christian tradition, known as Saint Valentine’s Day, and is illustrated above in a drawing from 1861 in Harper’s Weekly [1].   Fondness, affection, and … Continue reading

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Luckenbach Texas

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Richard Strauss and the Survival of Western Culture

Article by Boyd D. Cathey The author uses Richard Strauss as an example of preserving the best of Western culture as he stands against “the onrushing decline of Western music and art during the first half of the twentieth century.” … Continue reading

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Some of my favorite American music

Enjoy. pl

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Dueling Banjos (Bluegrass Style)

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“Georgia on my mind”

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has launched investigations into several groups, including one founded by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, for seeking to “aggressively” register “ineligible, out-of-state, or deceased voters” before the state’s Jan. 5 Senate runoff elections. Raffensperger’s office … Continue reading

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Musick has Charms to sooth a savage Breast, To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.” – Walrus.

The title is a quote from a play by Congreve (1697). Despite their politics, which I think go with the territory, there are wonderful American singers and musicians that the whole world has grown to love and I would like … Continue reading

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