Browsing Music by Subject "Biography"

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  • The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica (Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., 2019-07-04)
    A biography of the great Jazz musician, Benny Goodman by the editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Berger, Joseph (The New York Times, 2014-11-30)
    A biographical history of the Barry Sisters, with an emphasis on Claire Barry, the older of the two, on the occasion of her death. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Spier, Susan (Canadian Encyclopedia, 2015-03-04)
    A biographical article on musician, David Buchbinder. Click on the link above to access the biography.
  • Canadian Jazz Archive (Canadian Jazz Archive, 2017)
    A brief biography of musician David Buchbinder, with an emphasis on his contributions to Canadian jazz. Click on the first link above to access the biography,
  • Keepnews, Peter (The New York Times, 2003-07-03)
    A biographical obituary of the Jewish American musician who made the flute into a jazz instrument. Click on the above to access the article.
  • Fong-Torres, Ben (Rolling Stone, 1976-09-23)
    A biographical portrait from the 1970s of Neil Diamond, a successful and influential songwriter and performer whose career has extended into the 2020s. Click on the link above to access this article brimming with the ...
  • Brody, Seymour (Jewish Virtual Library, 2017)
    Short biography of the noted songwriter, Irving Berlin. Click on the link above to access the biography.
  • Songwriters Hall of Fame (Songwriters Hall of Fame, 2017)
    Biographical essay about the significance of the work of Irving Berlin to American music. Berlin was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970. At the end of the essay are links to Berlin's musical compositions, ...
  • Lazarus, Ben (Tablet, 2016-08-30)
    The article is a biographical summary of "Michael Bloomfield: The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero" by Ed Ward which "explores the influential and tragic life of the underappreciated riff master" who played on Bob ...
  • Barone, Joshua (New York Times, 2017-03-09)
    This article discusses Kurt Weill's life and musical contributions in both Germany and the United States. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Library of Congress (Library of Congress, 2018)
    A biography of Leonard Bernstein—“composer, conductor, teacher and writer”—by the Library of Congress. Click on the link above to access it.
  • Biography.com (A&E Television Networks, 2016-11-17)
    A brief biography of Leonard Cohen. Click on the link above to access the biography.
  • Remnick, David (The New Yorker, 2016-10-17)
    A biographical essay about Leonard Cohen, focusing on his last album, "Make It Darker." Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Rothstein, Robert A. (Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia, Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-02-27)
    A brief biography and summary of Martha Schlamme's notable career. Born in Vienna, she came to the United States in 1948, She is known for helping to "popularize Yiddish and international folk songs" and for her interpretations ...
  • Blair, Elizabeth (National Public Radio, Inc., 2012-09-05)
    "The man behind "Strange Fruit" is New York City's Abel Meeropol, and he really has two stories." Click on the link above to find out more.

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