• West Side Story

    West Side Story

    https://www.discogs.com/release/869619-Leonard-Bernstein-West-Side-Story The first idea for this Romeo and Juliet retelling is from 1949. In East Side Story the two Shakespearean families were replaced by Catholics and Jews, with Maria being a holocaust survivor.  When it was written, the three producers opted out because it was not original enough.  It was put on hold for five years, […]

  • Tristan und Isolde

    Tristan und Isolde

    https://www.discogs.com/release/13415282-Richard-Wagner-Birgit-Nilsson-Wolfgang-Windgassen-Christa-Ludwig-Martti-Talvela-Eberhard-Waechter-Ka Music is a constant game of questions and answers. You can hear a question in a chord, and eventually it is followed by an answer. For every chord there is an answering chord that belongs to it. A pianist can start a piece with one note, go around the world musically, but the fact […]

  • Tracey Chapman

    Tracey Chapman

    https://www.discogs.com/release/9775338-Tracy-Chapman-Tracy-Chapman The very successful debut of the activist artist with the same name. The song Fast car took the world by storm, as marketing idiots would now tell you. The album went multiple times platinum. For an artist that was only signed two years before, it was a staggering success. Success that quickly dwindled with […]