Frank Sinatra, long acclaimed as the world’s greatest performer of popular music, is the artist who set the standard for all others to follow. Sinatra was, of course, more than a singer—he was an actor, recording artist, cabaret and concert star, radio and television personality, and, on occasion
Dubbed "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums.
Gustav Mahler was an Austrian composer and conductor, most famous for his monumental symphonies. His works show the influence of preceding Romantic composers, folk music, and hymns; in the works, he extended and broadened harmony, form, and orchestration. He said that all of his symphonies were “ni
Franz Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer and one of the most important composers in the Classical period. For most of his career, he was Kapellmeister (music director) for the wealthy Esterházy family, writing numerous symphonies and chamber music works. Haydn epitomized the Classic style, with r