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By Gavin Edwards

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If you're a song fan, you will be conscious of a few of music’s so much enduring mysteries. the place did Pearl Jam get their identify? Are the White Stripes similar through blood or by way of marriage? Did Mama Cass quite die from choking on a ham sandwich? Gavin Edwards has heard on the subject of each unusual query, racy rumor, and legend of the track international. because the author of Rolling Stone’s “Rolling Stone Knows” column, Edwards proved himself as a one-man encyclopedia of song trivialities. Now he stocks all of his wisdom with you. glance within to discover the solutions to those questions and extra:

•What’s the relationship among The seashore Boys and Charles Manson?

•How did Dr. Dre and Eminem meet?

•Did Mick Jagger and David Bowie particularly sleep together?

•What’s the care for Led Zeppelin and the shark?

•What’s the feud among The Smashing Pumpkins and Pavement all approximately?

•Was Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer” fairly written approximately his such a lot deepest physique part?

Is Tiny Dancer rather Elton’s Little John? will possibly not inform you who shot Tupac or why Celine Dion continues to be allowed to make documents, yet with thorough examine and solutions instantly from the mouths of the performers themselves, Edwards can assist you turn into a song geek extraordinaire.

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Auden’s collaboration with Benjamin Britten in a number of musical ventures – beginning with the “Symphonic Cycle for Soprano and Orchestra”, The Hunting Fathers (1936), and ending in 1941 with the chamber opera (or operetta) Paul Bunyan6 – need not detain us here, although it should be noted, if only for curiosity’s sake, that the pair did not subsequently follow the example of Strauss and Hofmannsthal. Auden’s profound and lasting interest in opera was apparently not aroused until after he had come of age, as he reports in an essay entitled “A Public Art”: I was brought up to believe that opera was a bastard art-form.

On n’a pas le droit de tout avoir: c’est défendu. Un bonheur est tout le bonheur; deux c’est comme s’ils n’existaient plus. Rather than pursue Stravinsky’s operatic career beyond L’Histoire, we turn now to the artist who deserves credit for having brought the epic opera to its perfection both in practice and theory. Bertolt Brecht needs no special introduction as a writer. Yet it is relatively little known that he was also a practicing musician and that, in the early stages of his career, he composed the music for his own Balladen.

In recent years, literary historians and critics have begun to scrutinize his works; and even his criticism – much of it conveniently gathered in the volume, The Dyer’s Hand and Other Essays1 – has attracted attention in the world of scholarship. Its growth and scope have been surveyed in essays by Edward Callan and Cleanth Brooks2. As a playwright, too, Auden has found himself in the critical limelight, notably regarding his contributions to the repertory of the British Group Theatre in the thirties (The Dog Beneath the Skin and The Ascent of F 6, both written in collaboration with Christopher Isherwood).

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