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Although it generally refers to music recorded up to the end of the Second World War, nostalgia is not a genre in the sense that the artists share inherent characteristics or sensibilities. Instead they have a special resonance, an ability to conjure up feelings and memories of a specific era. Some of them stood for harrowing times: Mae West ...

Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music, general editor Paul Du Noyer
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lounge, too, does not lack genuine giants. Nor would it be correct to say that the entrants in the miscellaneous section appeal solely to esoteric, niche tastes. Nostalgia artists like Vera Lynn voiced the hurts of entire nations. Christmas songs by everyone from Bing Crosby to Band Aid constitute some of the biggest sellers of all time. And ...

Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music, general editor Paul Du Noyer
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, his brave true love and their evil enemy inspired him to create a particularly fine score that examines intense emotional experiences such as loss, guilt, lust, nostalgia and the restoration of memory. Handel’s version is based on an anonymous adaptation of Ariosto that had been set to music by Riccardo Broschi, Farinelli’s brother, for Rome ...

Source: Definitive Opera Encyclopedia, founding editor Stanley Sadie
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(1940), and his first stage work, Paul Bunyan (1941). A chance encounter with the poetry of George Crabbe, born in Aldeburgh in 1754, both filled him with nostalgia for his native Suffolk and provided him with the subject for his first true opera, Peter Grimes (1945). Chamber Opera Britten and Pears returned to England, settling in ...

Source: Classical Music Encyclopedia, founding editor Stanley Sadie
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1883–1953 English composer Bax was strongly affected by Richard Strauss, Debussy and Ravel, but the formative influence on him was a Romantic image of Ireland, first encountered through the poetry of W. B. Yeats and reflected in such tone-poems as The Garden of Fand (Fand was the goddess of the Western Sea). His music is passionate (the tone-poem ...

Source: Classical Music Encyclopedia, founding editor Stanley Sadie
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each other in the sometimes gruff good humour of his Wind Quintet (1922) and the humane comedy of his opera Maskarade (‘Masquerade’, 1905), and meet in the exquisite lyricism and nostalgia of his cantata Springtime on Funen (1922). Recommended Recording: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4 & 5, Helios Overture, Danish State Radio SO (cond) Erik Tuxen, ...

Source: Classical Music Encyclopedia, founding editor Stanley Sadie
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works of 1823–24 seem to peer into the abyss: the bleak, concentrated A minor Piano Sonata, D784; the A minor Quartet, perhaps Schubert’s most poignant expression of nostalgia for a lost innocence; and the grim, uncompromisingly argued ‘Death and the Maiden’ Quartet in D minor, so-called because its andante variations are based on the song of ...

Source: Classical Music Encyclopedia, founding editor Stanley Sadie
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humorous material such as an entire LP of Disney film songs and 1971’s ‘Susan’s Tuba’, which was a huge hit in France if nowhere else. All roads led to the nostalgia trail, and one-shot singles like self-penned ‘I’m A Singer In A Sixties Band’ by a solo Garrity, who was writing an autobiography when he died after a long ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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at No. 6, though it did establish the group in North America. Backed by new Pacemakers, Gerry Marsden (vocals, guitar) became a popular draw on Swinging Sixties nostalgia revues. Styles & Forms | Sixties | Rock Personalities | Berry Gordy | Sixties | Rock ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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, writing music for theatre and cinema. In some of his finest works – for example the Deutsche Sinfonie (‘German Symphony’, 1937) – his popularism, Schoenbergian rigour and a nostalgia for the pre-Nazi German past coexist memorably. Recommended Recording: Orchestral Music, Deutsches SO, Berlin (cond) Hans Zimmer (Capriccio) Introduction | Modern Era | Classical Personalities | Duke Ellington ...

Source: Classical Music Encyclopedia, founding editor Stanley Sadie
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life, those songs are intensely nostalgic. But much of the group’s colossal fanbase today was not even born when the last dying chords of ‘Let It Be’ were recorded. Nostalgia alone cannot explain the seeming immortality of The Beatles’ appeal. Their art belongs to the ages, not just to the aged. Great as it was, perhaps the music ...

Source: The Beatles Revealed, by Hugh Fielder
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charts and becoming a soul classic. A few follow-ups charted, including ‘Warm And Tender Love’ and ‘Take Time To Know Her’, but by the mid-1970s Sledge was working the nostalgia circuit. Sledge never did much else, but the repeated use of his biggest hit in soundtracks kept him in the public’s hearts and minds. When Levis used it in ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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much on a roll, he also scored maximum chart success with a revival of Brook Benton’s 1959 million-seller, ‘It’s Just A Matter Of Time’. Heroes And Friends More nostalgia surfaced on 1990’s Heroes And Friends album, on which not only country acts George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton duetted with ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen
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(Sâr’-ga Va-sil-ya’-vech Rakh-ma’-ne-nof) 1873–1943 Russian composer Rachmaninov studied with Arensky and Taneyev in Moscow, graduating with the Great Gold Medal in 1892. The same year, he composed his famous Prelude in C sharp minor. In 1897, the premiere of his First Symphony had a hostile reception and he ceased composing for three years. However, he was able to ...

Source: Classical Music Encyclopedia, founding editor Stanley Sadie
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to brief disbandment in the mid-1970s, but, with German-born vocalist John Kay (Joachim Krauledat) the only original member, the group remain a potent draw on the 1960s nostalgia circuit, especially in Europe. Styles & Forms | Sixties | Rock Personalities | The Steve Miller Band | Sixties | Rock ...

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley
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