Holiday music from Smithsonian Folkways

Posted on December 23rd, 2011 by Sonos Staff in Music In Culture, Music On Sonos

Smithsonian Folkways

Around the world and throughout history, people celebrate holidays with music. With the weather getting colder in the and the days getting shorter in the Northern hemisphere, people often turn to tradition, family, and music to lighten their lives in the middle of winter. In this playlist, listen to songs of Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanza. […]

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Elvis in uniform

Our first day of playlists is inspired by a moment in music history and honors the servicemen and women who are unable to celebrate the holidays at home with family and friends this year. On this day in 1957, Elvis Presley received his draft notice for the United States Army. Despite his fans sending thousands […]

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Win a PLAY:3 designed by Richard Robinson

Posted on December 19th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in Contests & Promos

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We’ve partnered with Spotify to give away three exclusive Sonos PLAY:3 designed by Richard Robinson. The London-based designer is heavily involved in the worlds of music and fashion–his work has graced covers of albums by artists such as Friendly Fires, Klaxons, Soulwax, Tinchy Stryder and Kate Nash. For more information on how you can win, […]

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Beethoven

On December 12, 1792, Ludwig van Beethoven received his first music lesson from renowned composer Joseph Haydn. They initially met almost two years earlier when Haydn, travelling from Vienna, stopped in Bonn on his way to perform in London. When Haydn saw Beethoven again on his return journey, he was so impressed with the young […]

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Grand Ole Opry

The Grand Ole Opry has showcased country music’s biggest stars since 1925, when it was just a radio show called the “WSM Barn Dance.” After announcer George “Judge” Hay uttered the phrase “Grand Ole Opry” over the Nashville’s airwaves on December 10, 1927, the weekly country music show earned a new name. The birth of […]

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