Gilberto is the voice of moments. The melancholic moments that remind us of a friend, a lover, a parent, a special place. Gilberto guides us to that land of nostalgia where we, as one moved fan put it, "discover the truth that lies behind our own history": the truth we avoid or forget, then remember
Legendary musicians create standards, open minds, elevate hearts. Stan Getz did all three over the course of his career, bending the world's ears to debonair sax wails and tropical beats. He could play with romantic passion but always managed to keep things smooth. Until the day he died, Stan Getz wa
Why, in the name of all that's decent and civil, would Tchaikovsky have remarked in his diary that Brahms was a "scoundrel" and "a giftless bastard"? What could summon such a fork-tongued comment about the great German composer?
For one, Johannes Brahms was extremely voluble in his own blunt opin
Musicologists usually break up the great Ludwig van Beethoven's career into three periods: early, middle, and late. But to add a touch more flavor, you could call them the "I'm young and getting my feet wet" period, followed by the "Since I'm going deaf, I'm gonna get wacky and break some rules" peri