28 Jan

Mood Music String Quartets for Formal Occasions

A band of four musicians making use of musical instruments with strings to perform comprises of a quartet. String quartets began gaining acceptance in the later part of the eighteenth century, when Haydn, the popular musician at the time created several distinct items for his quartet – Opus 9. Haydn’s important contribution to the genre… Read more »

A Bit of Bossa Nova

Bossa Nova began on the tropical beaches of Rio de Janeiro in the late 1950s, when a small group of mainly middle-class students, artists and musicians came together to create a new sound. Bossa Nova was a soft samba based on traditional Brazilian music and rhythms, American jazz, and a new style of Portuguese lyrics.… Read more »