Easy Listening Music – BALKAN NEWS MAGAZINE

CLASSICAL CHOICE

Frederick Delius.

Frederick Theodore Albert Delius – Born 29 January 1862 – Died 10 June 1934 – was an English composer. Born in the north of England to a prosperous mercantile family, he resisted attempts to recruit him to commerce. He was sent to Florida in the United States in 1884 to manage an orange plantation, but there he soon neglected his managerial duties, and in 1886 returned to Europe. Having been influenced by African American music during his short stay in Florida, he began composing. After a brief period of formal musical study in Germany beginning in 1886. He embarked on a full-time career as a composer in Paris and then in nearby Grez-sur-Loing, where he and his wife Jelka lived for the rest of their lives, except during the First World War.

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Frederick Delius and ‘Walk to the Paradise Garden’ YouTube

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Frederick Delius and ‘Hearing the First Cuckoo of Spring

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Frederick Delius and ‘The Song of Summer.’

JAZZ CHOICE

Ben Webster

Whispering Ben Webster  – Born March 27, 1909  Died September 20, 1973 – was an American tenor sax player.  Webster, who was born in Kansas City, is considered one of the three most important “swing tenors” along with Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young. Known affectionately as “The Brute,” he had a tough, raspy, and brutal tone on stomps, with growls, yet on ballads he played with warmth and with great sentiment. Stylistically, he was indebted to alto star Jonny Hodges, who taught him to play his instrument.

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Ben Webster with Oscar Peterson, and Nils-Henning – ‘For All We Know.’ on YouTube

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Ben Webster plays ‘Over the Rainbow’ on YouTube

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Tony Bennett sings ‘Fly me To The Moon

 

 

POP MUSIC

Bobby Martin

A long-time resident in Bulgaria, Bobby can now be found on Mixcloud, as an independent disk jockey playing all our favorite pop songs from the past. Always a winner, ever since his days in the North Sea on the famous Radio Caroline.

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Bobby Martin and The Big Show on YouTube

 

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