In most countries, culture is infused with music. It is part of history as well as current events. Like other art forms, music not only tells the story of an era, but also helps to shape it. During times of war and conflict, popular music becomes more nationalistic and patriotic. During the Great Depression, popular music not only lifted people up, but also spoke of the struggles of many. When a place is experiencing peace and prosperity, popular music is usually more bubbly and lively. One thing that popular music has always done is shock the older generations. My parents didn’t like our music. Their parents didn’t like their music. And on back throughout the centuries. Johann Sebastian Bach (ah, Bach) was an underpaid, little-recognized chapelmeister in Leipzig, Germany for the majority of his professional career. His music wasn’t “discovered” until Felix Mendelssohn conducted a performance of the Saint Matthew Passion in 1829 (it was the first performance since Bach’s death in 1750).
On our recent trip to Europe, we caught this fun, live band in Regensburg, Germany on Corpus Christi Day at a Biergarten. The food was amazing, and the band was even better.
So what’s your favorite music?
IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT INCLUDES MUSIC IN SOME FORM OR OTHER.
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49 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Music”
What a lovely choice! Thank you. We haven’t caught any on-site music recently, but there’s always music in the air. I’m hoping with his new hearing, maybe we CAN find music live. I could at least take out my ukelele and strum a bit, right? Of course!
Of course! Strum away, strum away!
Here is my contribution: https://chava61.wordpress.com/2018/08/02/a-photo-a-week-challenge-music-2/
Oh! I like that one! Here’s my contribution … A little whimsy, but otherwise life’s too dull … 😉
Live bands are fun experiences, and I like the exuberance from the band showcased in your picture.
What a fun topic. Terrific photo you have too.
Here is my entry for this week.
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You are welcome!
Thought I’d give Nancy Merrill’s challenge a try: https://formuchdeliberation.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/a-photo-a-week-challenge-music/
I like this week’s theme, here’s my contribution: https://gwhphotos.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/a-word-a-week-challenge-music/
Oh, I love the German Beer Festivals and the Oompa bands… they are great fun xx
So sorry, I was meant to add what a great photograph. You have captured so many memories, for me, with this image.
Perfect timing for this particular challenge. Again, thanks for hosting!