61 Highways Revisited: The Albums of Bob Dylan by Bob Shiel

By Bob Shiel

Sixty one Highways Revisited glimpses again at sixty one Dylan albums that experience reworked own lives, revolutionized well known track, and adjusted global occasions. A freewheeling voyage chronologically detailing fifty four years of Bob Dylan's experimentations in songwriting, musical genres, and laser specialize in answering the decision of the foundation inside of. Compliments of a Chicago author, instructor, musician, and veteran Dylan follower, Bob Shiel, whose 2 CD audio spouse of a similar name (benefitting a north aspect Chicago alcohol/drug remedy facility) is accessible on Amazon.com to boot. dangle on tight and luxuriate in the ride!

Bob Shiel bought at the Dylan educate a bit overdue within the online game in 1970 and, according to Dylan's suggestions, has no longer appeared back...well, now not till writing sixty one Highways Revisited. Chicago songwriter, recording artist, educator, author, dedicated reader, old-timer athlete, kindergarten yoga practitioner, complicated qualified yoga teacher, and definitely really the Dylan fan, upon retiring from 27 years as a group collage English instructor, Shiel got down to take on the monster subject of the albums of Bob Dylan in a way that will replicate a Bob Dylan track. Daunting, doubtless. but, sincerely highbrow sweet craving to burst forth. Shiel's subsequent booklet, in among recording an audio booklet of his Dylan retrospective, goals to inform a number of autobiographical tales from the center, shedding a couple of pearls of tidbits alongside the best way. All whereas carrying on with to write down, list, and unencumber new musical fabric suiting his fancy.

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Were certainly familiar with each other’s works. Both wrote waltzes for the Concordia Ball in 1863 and Strauss Jr. 37 However, no evidence remains to support the hypothesis. Another theory is that various Viennese musical figures, specifically the directors of the various theaters, took it upon themselves to influence Strauss Jr. ’s first wife, Henrietta Treffz, who had had a distinguished stage career as an opera singer until her retirement in the late 1840s and was well 24 The Legacy of Johann Strauss acquainted with the repertoire.

S biography: facts and fictions 33 with the revolutionaries, yet biographers believed that his liberal views directly contrasted with his father’s conservative ones. For later biographers, Old and New Vienna were embodied in these figures and their actions in 1848. The juxtaposition between Old and New Vienna was elucidated by Karl Kobald in his 1925 biography. , on the other hand, was characterized by Kobald in different terms: The motto of New Vienna was: live and let live. The substance of its existence: love, enjoyment, beauty, theater, dance, and music … And the great conductor of this luxurious, life-loving New Vienna, its great musical genius, was Johann Strauss Jr.

And his native city; the works were praised because they contained the musical encapsulation of Vienna and its unique culture. ’s pieces do not simply evoke images of the city in their titles, they also do so in the music. Consider, for instance, the zither found in the introduction of Tales from the Vienna Woods, an authentic instrument from the region incorporated into the piece. 42 More often, though, his ability to capture his city in music was less tangible, as can be seen in this description of his works from Karl Kobald’s 1925 biography: And even today, when an Austrian, Viennese, anywhere in the wide world hears Strauss’s wonderful, jovial melodies, he is afflicted by a deep homesickness, he laughs and cries, and in his mind appears the beautiful image of the beloved city on the Danube, the silhouette of the Stephansdom, of Kahlenberg, Schönbrunn Palace that in their blossoming, still gardens and hills surround the “beautiful blue Danube …”43 This passage paints a picture of Vienna by invoking several of its best-known locales.

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