Love is a favorite topic for songwriters. That’s partly because music is such a great way to tell a love story. Here’s a look at how artists like Taylor Swift, José Alfredo Jiménez and Giacomo Puccini use sounds to tell stories of romance, longing and unabashed adoration.
Stuff to think about after you’ve listened:
- What are sounds, artists, or songs that you associate with feeling love?
- This episode mentions romantic love and familial love. What other kinds of love have you experienced? Can you name a song that captures that kind of love?
This is one of eight Music Blocks episodes exploring how musicians use sound to tell stories about our lives. You can listen in any order. Find more episodes, discussion questions and playlists at MusicBlocksPodcast.org.
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Music Blocks is a production of Colorado Public Radio's Audio Innovations Studio.
Hosts: Luis Antonio Perez and Rebekah Romberg
Lead producer: Rebekah Romberg
Education Advisor: Carla Aguilar, Ph.D.
Additional production and editing: Jo Erickson, Erin Jones, Emily Williams
Executive Producer: Brad Turner
Thank you: Monika Vischer and David Ginder at CPR Classical, Willobee Carlan at Indie 102.3, Jodi Gersh, Kim Nguyen, Mia Rincón, Clara Shelton, Hart Van Denburg, Jon Pinnow, Doug Clifton and all the teachers, parents and students who listened and helped us develop this podcast.