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WAGNER’S RING CYCLE – Prelude to Das Rheingold


The Times They Are a-Changin’

Bob Dylan's own lyrics gave him pause on the evening of November 23, 1963.

100 Years of Woody Guthrie – The Ballad of October 16th


Don't forget to shiver your timbers...its International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Tolkien’s First Monsters

Even before Gollum, Shelob, and the Nazgul, JRR Tolkien had monsters on the brain.

Indian Love Call

Jeannette McDonald and Nelson Eddy with their signature tune.

My Jo (w/Patrick Doyle)

Patrick Doyle's childhood home was filled with singing, and the effects would be long lasting. Here the composer reflects on the words of one ...

Pelleas and Melisande (w/Patrick Doyle)

He’s written scores for some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, but Patrick Doyle initially struggled with calling himself a “composer”.

Catch A Falling Star – (w/Patrick Doyle)

Famed film composer Patrick Doyle’s musical talent wasn’t always appreciated by those around him.

Heather Bells (w/Patrick Doyle)

From a very young age, composer Patrick Doyle loved to make music…and, apparently, instrument modifications.

March, Strathspey and Reel (w/Patrick Doyle)

Film composer Patrick Doyle's earliest childhood memories sound, well, like something out of a movie.