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/He rubbed shoulders with Stravinsky and dreamed up beautiful film scores in his sleep. So why don’t we know more about Chaplin’s love affair with song? It might seem odd to claim that one of the most universally popular entertainers in the world is underrated. But Charlie Chaplin is. Not necessarily as a comedian, actor or director, but as a composer. Most people know the themes Smile, Eternally, and This Is My Song, but they probably don’t know that Chaplin wrote them – for Modern Times, Limeli...A world record was set on Sunday in Switzerland for the biggest gathering of Charlie Chaplins. A total of 662 people congregated at the Chaplin’s World museum in Corsier-sur-Vevey. Each participant recreated Chaplin’s comic’s signature creation, the Little Tramp. The gathering marked the anniversary of Chaplin’s birth 128 years ago. Continue reading...A world record was set on Sunday in Switzerland for the biggest gathering of Charlie Chaplins. A total of 662 people congregated at the Chaplin’s ...
/Hollis and the ‘post-rock’ band made a name with 1980s hit singles including It’s My LifeFigures from the world of music have paid tribute to Mark Hollis, frontman of the band Talk Talk, after it was reported that he had died at the age of 64.With Hollis as its singer and creative mastermind, the group made a name with 1980s hit singles such as It’s My Life, Today, Talk Talk and Life’s What You Make It. They progressed to albums like Spirit of Eden, which was hailed as a “masterpiece,” and Laugh...
/Soundtracks exist to enhance and heighten the on-screen experience, but even if the films fail to find a home in our hearts, the music just mightHigh off the success of 1984’s Purple Rain – the No 1 film and soundtrack album, which took $220m (£170m) at the global box office – Prince dived into a follow-up, with more power, more control, more whimsy, and more self-indulgence. Feeling invincible, he directed 1986’s Under the Cherry Moon himself. A meandering oddity shot in black and white in Fran...
/Viral videos can quickly garner millions upon millions of views, but even they fall well behind the view counts on the most watched YouTube videos ever. Those have been watched billions of times. The post These are the 10 most viewed YouTube videos of all time appeared first on Digital Trends. YouTube is closing in on its decade and a half birthday and what better way to celebrate the streaming site’s awkward teenage years than by taking a look back at the most viewed YouTube videos of all time...
/A new project from the SETI Institute (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) will give the public the chance to submit compositions to be beamed into space, with the aim of connecting people around the world through music. The post Got some music that’s out of this world? SETI will beam it out of this world appeared first on Digital Trends. If you could send a message to a potential alien civilization, what would it sound like? It’s worth thinking about, as a new project from the SETI...
/In 1873, the Fisk Jubilee Singers embarked on a gruelling international tour that changed the course of history. Their remarkable story is told in a new oratorioIn 1873, a choir of African American students – all but two of them former slaves – set off for London on a fund-raising tour. Recommended by Mark Twain, who wrote “I would walk seven miles to hear them sing again ... they reproduce the true melody of the plantations”, the Fisk Jubilee Singers went on to give concerts across Europe and b...
/Anne-Sophie Mutter, Tom Stoppard and other friends and collaborators on the maestro’s passion, improv and ‘wicked sense of humour’Conductor and composer André Previn dies at 89Anne-Sophie Mutter, violinist and ex-wifeWe were companions in music for four decades, and closest and dearest soulmates in the last 19 years. These years have brought me an abundance of deeply moving and challenging violin works. One of the first of them, the violin concerto, was an engagement present. I am for ever grate...
/Symphony Hall, BirminghamThis refined outing of painter/composer Čiurlionis came complete with Norman Perryman’s live paintingsMikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis is regarded as Lithuania’s foremost visual artist, as well as one of its leading composers. Although he died at just 35, in 1911, Čiurlionis left more than 400 musical works and 300 paintings. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s latest concert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra began with the first British performance of her countryman’s ...
/Dr. Nketia, who had an international presence, documented, analyzed and championed traditional music of the continent until his final days. Robert Farris Thompson, a professor emeritus of art history at Yale University, wrote in an email that Dr. Nketia was “one of the finest scholars in all of post-colonial Africa,” adding, “He showed that the African history of music was a sacred tradition revealed.”Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia was born on June 22, 1921, in Asante Mampong, Ghana. In the Akan l...
/After graphic allegations against the star shocked the world, we hear from those queueing for the Thriller Live stage showShould you still listen to Michael Jackson? In the days following the broadcast of Leaving Neverland, a four-hour documentary uncovering detailed allegations of child sexual abuse against Jackson, the question was posed repeatedly online. For diehard fans, however, it seems the answer is very much yes.Crowds queuing outside London’s Lyric theatre for Thriller Live, the Jackso...
/The gender-switched Sondheim classic and 9/11 heartwarmer each received nine nominations for the awards, to be held on 7 AprilA gender-switched revival of a Stephen Sondheim classic and a feelgood 9/11 musical head the nominations for the UK’s most prestigious theatre awards.The musicals Company and Come from Away each received nine nominations for the 2019 Olivier awards, to be presented at the Royal Albert Hall on 7 April. They were closely followed by The Inheritance, a sprawling two-part, se...
/The pioneer of South African jazz came to the forefront of the country’s music in the 1950s as a member of the Jazz Epistles, gaining international fame after moving to the United States in 1960.Reviewing a 1989 performance by Mr. Masekela in New York City, Peter Watrous wrote in The New York Times: “Mr. Masekela, playing the cornet, contrasted short melodies against bristling long lines that flowed with the authority and phrasing reminiscent of the trumpeter Clifford Brown. When he sang, in the...
/A lecturer in hauntology has turned debris from the Pink Floyd singer’s garden into a piece of music. Should Dua Lipa be worried?Drew Mulholland knew something spooky was going on when he played the Sex Pistols at the wrong speed. He had mistakenly stuck a seven-inch vinyl copy of Anarchy in the UK on at 33⅓rpm and noticed that Johnny Rotten’s slowed-down cackle at the beginning now sounded just like Carry On star Sid James.Bizarre, you might think. But extra bizarre for Mulholland, who had had ...
/While his music featured most famously in Pulp Fiction, echoes of Dale’s sound can be heard across the rock spectrum Dick Dale, godfather of surf music, dies aged 81In theory at least, Dick Dale should have been a long-forgotten figure. He was the self-proclaimed King of the Surf Guitar, and surf music – particularly in its instrumental, twangy-guitar-led variety – was a brief fad: one of the passing fancies with which American pop occupied itself between the waning of the first wave of rock’n’r...

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