What is Flamenco?

Flamenco is the Spanish word for flamingo. Explain Taverna v Tableau and concept of Cante Jondo/Gypsy culture. Sevillanas, Alegrias, Fandango, etc. Mention Bienal de Flamenco which coincides with the World Flamenco Fair. See www.bienalflamenco.org for more info. You might be interested to note that Flamenco dancer Jose Greco once took out an insurance policy with…

Where are the famed Stradavarius violins made?

Whether you consider yourself a classical connoisseur or not, there’s a likelihood you’ve heard of the name Stradivarius. Stradivarius is notorious for handcrafting the most prestigious violins, and stringed instruments in history. While finding a Stradavarius instrument outside of a collection or a museum may be rare, the infamous brand stands the test of time.…

Where are the most famous classical composers from?

Composer Birth/ Death Major Works & Notes Ludwig van Beethoven Bonn 1770-Vienna 1827   Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750   Joseph Haydn 1732-1809 Austrian   F. Schubert Vienna 1797-1828   Richard Wagner 1813-1883   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756-1791 Austrian   Richard Strauss 1864-1949   Janicek     Arnold Shoenburg Vienna-1874-Los Angeles-1951   Franz Liszt 1811-1886 Hungarian…