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The cold song by Henry Purcell from the King Arthur semi-opera, interpreted by Edson Cordeiro

Edvard Hagerup Grieg (1843–1907), was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. His use and development of Norwegian folk music in his own compositions put the music of Norway in the international spectrum, as well as helping develop a national identity, much like Jean Sibelius and Antonín Dvořák did in Finland and Bohemia.

"Peruvian soprano Yma Sumac (1922 – 2008) was one of the most famous proponents of exotica music of the 1950's. She became an international success based on her extreme vocal range, which was said to be "well over four octaves" and was sometimes claimed to span even five octaves at her peak. Both low and high extremes can be heard in the song Chuncho (The Forest Creatures) (1953). She was also apparently able to sing in an eerie 'double voice'." #vintage #singer #performer #Peruvian #music

Leonard Bernstein conducting, 1950s, photo by Ruth Orkin

Nat King Cole | Legends of Song Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American musician who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. Although an accomplished pianist, he owes most of his popular musical fame to his soft baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres. He was the first black American to host a television variety show and has maintained worldwide popularity over 40 years…