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A Sermon, a Narrative and a Prayer is a cantata for alto and tenor singers, a narrator, chorus, and orchestra by Igor Stravinsky, composed in 1960–61.
Aaron Copland (November 14, 1900December 2, 1990) was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music.
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The Æolian Company was a manufacturer of player organs and pianos.
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Agon (1957) is a ballet for twelve dancers, with music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by George Balanchine.
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Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, philosopher and a prominent member of the Huxley family.
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Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (10 August 1865 – 21 March 1936) was a Russian composer of the late Russian Romantic period, music teacher and conductor.
Alexandre Nikolayevich Benois (Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Бенуа́, also spelled Alexander Benois;,Salmina-Haskell, Larissa. Russian Paintings and Drawings in the Ashmolean Museum. pp. 15, 23-24. Published by Ashmolean Museum, 1989 Saint Petersburg9 February 1960, Paris), was an influential artist, art critic, historian, preservationist, and founding member of Mir iskusstva (World of Art), an art movement and magazine.
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Alexis Roland-Manuel (22 March 18911 November 1966) was a French composer and critic, remembered mainly for his criticism.
Allen Cohen (born 1951) is an American composer, arranger, conductor, vocal coach, pianist and university professor.
Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
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André Paul Guillaume Gide (22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947 "for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human problems and conditions have been presented with a fearless love of truth and keen psychological insight".
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Antonín Leopold Dvořák (or;; September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer.
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Apollo (originally Apollon musagète and variously known as Apollo musagetes, Apolo Musageta, and Apollo, Leader of the Muses) is a ballet in two tableaux composed between 1927 and 1928 by Igor Stravinsky.
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Aram Il'yich Khachaturian (Арам Ильич Хачатурян; Արամ Խաչատրյան, Aram Xačatryan;; 6 June 19031 May 1978) was a Soviet Armenian composer and conductor.
Arnold Schoenberg or Schönberg (13 September 187413 July 1951) was an Austrian composer and painter, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School.
Arthur Rubinstein, KBE (January 28, 1887December 20, 1982) was a Polish American classical pianist.
An émigré is a person who has "migrated out", often with a connotation of political or social self-exile.
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The Ballets Russes was an itinerant ballet company based in Paris that performed between 1909 and 1929 throughout Europe and on tours to North and South America.
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A bass is a type of classical male singing voice and has the lowest vocal range of all voice types.
Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer and pianist.
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Bedford is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945) was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party, ruling the country as Prime Minister from 1922 until his ousting in 1943.
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Bernard Holland (born 1933) is an American music critic.
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The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, usually known as the Berne Convention, is an international agreement governing copyright, which was first accepted in Berne, Switzerland, in 1886.
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Biarritz (Biarritz or Miarritze; Gascon Biàrritz) is a city on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast in the Pyrénées Atlantiques department in southwestern France.
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Bloody Sunday (p) is the name given to the events of Sunday, in St Petersburg, Russia, when unarmed demonstrators led by Father Georgy Gapon were fired upon by soldiers of the Imperial Guard as they marched towards the Winter Palace to present a petition to Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.
The Bolsheviks, originally also Bolshevists or Bolsheviki (p; derived from большинство bol'shinstvo, "majority", literally meaning "one of the majority") were a faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP) which split apart from the Menshevik faction at the Second Party Congress in 1903.
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The Book of Genesis (from the Latin Vulgate, in turn borrowed or transliterated from Greek γένεσις, meaning "origin"; בְּרֵאשִׁית, Bərēšīṯ, "In beginning") is the first book of the Hebrew Bible (the Tanakh) and the Christian Old Testament.
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A cantata (literally "sung", past participle feminine singular of the Italian verb cantare, "to sing") is a vocal composition with an instrumental accompaniment, typically in several movements, often involving a choir.
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The Cantata by Igor Stravinsky is a work for soprano, tenor, female choir, and instrumental ensemble (of two flutes, oboe, cor anglais (doubling second oboe), and cello), and was composed from April 1951 to August 1952.
Canticum Sacrum ad Honorem Sancti Marci Nominis is a 17-minute choral-orchestral piece composed in 1955 by Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) in tribute "To the City of Venice, in praise of its Patron Saint, the Blessed Mark, Apostle." The piece is compact and stylistically varied, ranging from established neoclassical modes to experimental new techniques.
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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (8 March 1714 – 14 December 1788) was a German Classical period musician and composer, the fifth child and second (surviving) son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach.
Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa (Venosa, 30 March 1566 – Gesualdo, 8 September 1613) was Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza.
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Yekaterina Alexeyevna (Екатерина Алексеевна) or Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great (Екатерина II Великая, Yekaterina II Velikaya; –), was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67.
The CBC Symphony Orchestra (CBCSO) was a Canadian orchestra based in Toronto, Ontario that was operated by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation during the 1950s and 1960s.
CBS (an initialism of the network's former name, the Columbia Broadcasting System; corporate name CBS Broadcasting, Inc.) is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that is the flagship property of CBS Corporation.
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The 1957 Encyclopédie Laroussequoted in Nattiez, Jean-Jacques (1990).
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The Charles Eliot Norton Professorship of Poetry at Harvard University was established in 1925 as an annual lectureship in "poetry in the broadest sense" and named for the university's former professor of fine arts.
Charles Matthew Egerton Hazlewood (born 14 November 1966) is a British conductor and advocate for broadening access to orchestral music.
The Chester Mystery Plays is a cycle of mystery plays dating back to at least the early part of the 15th century.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is an American orchestra based in Chicago, Illinois.
Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood (26 August 1904 – 4 January 1986) was an English novelist.
Cipriano de Rore (occasionally Cypriano) (1515 or 1516 – between 11 and 20 September 1565) was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance, active in Italy.
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Clarens is a small village in the municipality of Montreux, in the canton of Vaud, in Switzerland.
Claude-Achille Debussy (22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer.
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The Cleveland Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Coco and Igor is a 2002 novel by Chris Greenhalgh.
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Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a French fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand.
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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky is a 2009 French film directed by Jan Kounen.
Columbia Records is an American flagship recording label, under the ownership of Sony Music Entertainment, operating under the Columbia Music Group.
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The Columbia Symphony Orchestra was an orchestra formed by Columbia Records strictly for the purpose of making recordings.
The concerto grosso (Italian for big concert(o), plural concerti grossi) is a form of baroque music in which the musical material is passed between a small group of soloists (the concertino) and full orchestra (the ripieno or concerto grosso).
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Leonard Constant Lambert (23 August 190521 August 1951) was a British composer, conductor, and author.
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David Carson Berry (born March 28, 1968) is an American music theorist and historian, writer about music, and college professor.
David Dubal (born Cleveland, Ohio) is an American pianist, teacher, author, lecturer, broadcaster, and painter.
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Degenerate music (Entartete Musik) was a label applied in the 1930s by the Nazi government in Germany to certain forms of music that it considered to be harmful or decadent.
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Disorganized schizophrenia, also known as hebephrenia, is a subtype of schizophrenia, although it is not recognized in the latest version of the DSM.
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Дми́трий Дми́триевич Шостако́вич|Dmitriy Dmitrievich Shostakovich,; 25 September 19069 August 1975) was a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music.
In music theory, a dominant seventh chord, or major minor seventh chord, is a chord composed of a root, major third, perfect fifth, and minor seventh.
Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems "Do not go gentle into that good night" and "And death shall have no dominion", the "Play for Voices", Under Milk Wood, and stories and radio broadcasts such as A Child's Christmas in Wales and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog.
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The Eastern Orthodox Church, officially the Orthodox Catholic Church, also referred to as the Orthodox Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Orthodoxy, is the second largest Christian Church in the world, with an estimated 225–300 million adherents.
Elie Siegmeister (January 15, 1909, New York City – March 10, 1991, Manhasset, New York) was an American composer, educator and author.
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Éric Alfred Leslie Satie (17 May 18661 July 1925) – he signed his name Erik Satie after 1884 – was a French composer and pianist.
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Ernest Alexandre Ansermet (pronounced), (11 November 1883 – 20 February 1969)"Ansermet, Ernest" in The New Encyclopaedia Britannica.
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Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (3 February 1809 4 November 1847), born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.
Feu d'artifice, Op.
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Folklore can be described as traditional art, literature, knowledge, and practices that are passed on in large part through oral communication and example.
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Frank Vincent ZappaUntil discovering his birth certificate as an adult, Zappa believed he had been christened "Francis", and he is credited as Francis on some of his early albums.
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Franz Viktor Werfel (10 September 1890 – 26 August 1945) was an Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet whose career spanned World War I, the Interwar period, and World War II.
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The French horn (commonly known simply as the horn, while the term "French horn" is also used to distinguish a particular type of horn used mainly in French orchestras) is a brass instrument made of tubing wrapped into a coil with a flared bell.
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In music, a fugue is a contrapuntal compositional technique in two or more voices, built on a subject (theme) that is introduced at the beginning in imitation (repetition at different pitches) and recurs frequently in the course of the composition.
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Fyodor Ignatievich Stravinsky (Фёдор Игна́тиевич Страви́нский),, Halavintsy, Minsk Governorate) was a Russian bass opera singer and actor. He was the father of Igor Stravinsky and the grandfather of Soulima Stravinsky.
George Balanchine (born Giorgi Melitonovitch Balanchivadze, გიორგი ბალანჩივაძე, Гео́ргий Баланчива́дзе) (April 30, 1983) was one of the 20th century's most prolific choreographers.
Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American writer of novels, poetry and plays.
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Giovanni de Macque (Giovanni de Maque, Jean de Macque) (1548/1550 – September 1614) was a Netherlandish composer of the late Renaissance and early Baroque, who spent almost his entire life in Italy.
A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry.
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The Grammy Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition was first awarded in 1961.
The Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with orchestra) was awarded from 1959 to 2011.
The Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance has been awarded since 1959.
The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Recording Academy to "performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording." This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and the Grammy Trustees Award, which honors non-performers.
The Great Americans series is a set of definitive stamps issued by the United States Postal Service, starting on December 27, 1980 with the 19¢ stamp depicting Sequoyah, and continuing through 1999, the final stamp being the 55¢ Justin S. Morrill self-adhesive stamp.
Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices.
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Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established in 1636.
Heart failure (HF), often referred to as congestive heart failure (CHF), occurs when the heart is unable to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow to meet the body's needs.
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Hebrew is a West Semitic language of the Afroasiatic language family.
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Heidelberg is a city situated on the River Neckar in south-west Germany.
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Henri-Louis Bergson (18 October 1859 – 4 January 1941) was a major French philosopher, influential especially in the first half of the 20th century.
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame comprises more than 2,500 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood, California.
An impresario (from impresa, meaning "an enterprise or undertaking") is a person who organizes and often finances concerts, plays or operas; analogous to an artist manager or a film or television producer.
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Instrumentation is the use of measuring instruments to monitor and control a process.
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Isaac Stern (Ісаак Соломонович Штерн, Исаа́к Соломо́нович Штерн; Isaak Solomonovich Shtern; 21 July 1920 – 22 September 2001) was an American violinist and conductor.
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San Michele is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy.
Jacopo Peri (Zazzerino) (20 August 1561 – 12 August 1633) was an Italian composer and singer of the transitional period between the Renaissance and Baroque styles, and is often called the inventor of opera.
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Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French writer, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker.
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Johann Sebastian Bach (28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period.
John Tyrrell (born 1942) is a British musicologist.
Jonah Richard Lehrer (born June 25, 1981) is an American author, journalist, blogger, and speaker who writes on the topics of psychology, neuroscience, and the relationship between science and the humanities.
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Joseph Lanner (12 April 1801 – 14 April 1843) was an Austrian dance music composer.
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The JW Marriott Essex House, opened in 1931 and commonly known as the Essex House, is a 44-story luxury hotel with 509 Art Deco style rooms, located at 160 Central Park South in Manhattan, across the street from the southern border of Central Park.
(The Soldier's Tale) is a theatrical work "to be read, played, and danced" ("") by three actors and one or several dancers, accompanied by a septet of instruments.
La Baule-Escoublac, commonly referred to as La Baule, is a commune in the Loire-Atlantique department in western France.
The Léonie Sonning Music Prize, or Sonning Award, which is recognized as Denmark's highest musical honor, is given annually to an international composer or musician.
Leopold Anthony Stokowski (18 April 188213 September 1977) was a British conductor of Polish and Irish descent.
Les noces (French; The Wedding; Свадебка, Svadebka) is a ballet and orchestral concert work composed by Igor Stravinsky for percussion, pianists, chorus, and vocal soloists.
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Les Sylphides is a short, non-narrative ballet blanc.
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Leysin is a municipality of the canton of Vaud in the Aigle district of Switzerland.
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Lisa Simeone (born July 11, 1957) is an American freelance radio host and writer.
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There have been many notable instances of unruly behavior at classical music concerts, often at the premiere of a new work or production.
Lomonosov (Ломоно́сов; before 1948: Oranienbaum, Ораниенба́ум) is a municipal town in Petrodvortsovy District of the federal city of St. Petersburg, Russia, located on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, west of St. Petersburg proper.
Marcus Samuel Blitzstein, known as Marc Blitzstein (March 2, 1905January 22, 1964), was an American composer, lyricist, and librettist.
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The Mariinsky Theatre (Мариинский театр, Mariinskiy Teatr, also spelled Maryinsky, Mariyinsky) is a historic theatre of opera and ballet in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Marxism is a method of socioeconomic analysis that analyzes class relations and societal conflict, that uses a materialist interpretation of historical development, and a dialectical view of social transformation.
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Joseph Maurice Ravel (7 March 1875 – 28 December 1937) was a French composer, pianist and conductor.
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The Metropolitan Opera, commonly referred to as the "Met", is a company based in New York City, resident at the Metropolitan Opera House at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Michael Edgar Oliver (20 July 1937 – 1 December 2002) was a BBC broadcaster, writer and journalist on classical music.
Milan Kundera (born 1 April 1929) is a Czech-born writer who has been living in exile in France since 1975, having become a naturalised citizen in 1981.
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Modris Eksteins (born December 13, 1943 in Riga, Latvia) is a Canadian historian with a special interest in German history and modern culture.
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Monarchism is the advocacy of a monarch or monarchical rule.
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Morges (Latin: Morgiis (plural, probably ablative, else dative)) is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Vaud, located in the district of Morges and is also the seat of the district.
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In music, a motif or motive is a short musical idea, a salient recurring figure, musical fragment or succession of notes that has some special importance in or is characteristic of a composition: "The motive is the smallest structural unit possessing thematic identity".
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The term musical form (or musical architecture) refers to the overall structure or plan of a piece of music, and it describes the layout of a composition as divided into sections.
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The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame, in the Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga, New York, was established in 1986 and is the only museum in the nation dedicated entirely to dance.
Naturalization (or naturalisation) is the legal act or process by which a non-citizen in a country may acquire citizenship or nationality of that country.
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Neoclassicism in music was a twentieth-century trend, particularly current in the period between the two World Wars, in which composers sought to return to aesthetic precepts associated with the broadly defined concept of "classicism", namely order, balance, clarity, economy, and emotional restraint.
The New York Philharmonic, officially the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, Inc., globally known as New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO) or New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, is a symphony orchestra based in New York City in the United States.
Nice (Niçard Niça or Nissa, Nizza or Nizza Marittima, Νίκαια, Latin: Nicaea) is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse, and it is the capital of the Alpes Maritimes département.
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Nicolas Slonimsky (– December 25, 1995), born Nikolai Leonidovich Slonimskiy (Никола́й Леони́дович Сло́нимский), was a Russian-born American conductor, author, pianist, composer and lexicographer.
Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (– September 11, 1971) was a Russian politician who led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War.
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (a; Russia was using old style dates in the 19th century, and information sources used in the article sometimes report dates as old style rather than new style. Dates in the article are taken verbatim from the source and are in the same style as the source from which they come.) was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five.
Nobility is a social class that possesses more acknowledged privileges or eminence than most other classes in a society, membership thereof typically being hereditary.
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Orchestration is the study or practice of writing music for an orchestra (or, more loosely, for any musical ensemble) or of adapting for an orchestra music composed for another medium.
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Roland de Lassus (also Orlande de Lassus, Orlando di Lasso, Orlandus Lassus, or Roland de Lattre; 1532, possibly 1530 – 14 June 1594) was a Netherlandish or Franco-Flemish composer of the late Renaissance.
In music, an ostinato (derived from Italian: stubborn, compare English: 'obstinate') is a motif or phrase that persistently repeats in the same musical voice, usually at the same pitch.
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Otto Klemperer (14 May 18856 July 1973) was a German conductor and composer.
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Paul Morand (March 13, 1888 – July 24, 1976) was a French author whose short stories and novellas were lauded for their style, wit and descriptive power.
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Petrushka (Pétrouchka; Петрушка) is a ballet burlesque in four scenes.
Philip Morris Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American composer.
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Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No.
A piano roll is a music storage medium used to operate a player piano, piano player or reproducing piano.
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A player piano (also known as pianola) is a self-playing piano, containing a pneumatic or electro-mechanical mechanism that operates the piano action via pre-programmed music recorded on perforated paper, or in rare instances, metallic rolls, with more modern implementations using MIDI encoded music stored on floppy disks or CDs.
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Pleyel et Cie ("Pleyel and Company") was a French piano manufacturing firm founded by the composer Ignace Pleyel in 1807.
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The Poles (Polacy,; singular masculine: Polak, singular feminine: Polka) are a nation and West Slavic ethnic group native to Poland.
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Pulcinella is a ballet by Igor Stravinsky based on an 18th-century play—Pulcinella is a character originating from Commedia dell'arte.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский;r; often "Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky" in English. His names are also transliterated "Piotr" or "Petr"; "Ilitsch", "Il'ich" or "Illyich"; and "Tschaikowski", "Tschaikowsky", "Chajkovskij" and "Chaikovsky" (and other versions; the transliteration varies among languages). The Library of Congress standardized the usage Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. tr. Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky; 25 April/7 May 1840 – 25 October/6 November 1893),Russia was still using old style dates in the 19th century, rendering his lifespan as 25 April 1840 – 25 October 1893.
Pyotr Petrovich Suvchinsky (Пётр Петро́вич Сувчи́нский), later known as Pierre Souvtchinsky (October 5, 1892, Saint Petersburg – January 24, 1985, Paris), was a Ukrainian artistic patron and writer on music.
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RCA Records is an American flagship recording label (alongside Columbia Records and Epic Records) of Sony Music Entertainment (SME).
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Renard, Histoire burlesque chantée et jouée (The Fox: burlesque tale sung and played) is a one-act chamber opera-ballet by Igor Stravinsky, written in 1916.
Republic Pictures was an American independent film production-distribution corporation with studio facilities, operating from 1935 through 1959, and was best known for specializing in westerns, movie serials, and B films emphasizing mystery and action.
Reynaldo Hahn (August 9, 1874 – January 28, 1947) was a Venezuelan, naturalised French, composer, conductor, music critic, diarist, theatre director, and salon singer.
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Richard Taruskin (born 1945, New York) is an American musicologist, music historian, and critic who has written about the theory of performance, Russian music, 15th-century music, 20th-century music, nationalism, the theory of modernism, and analysis.
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Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 181313 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas").
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Robert Lawson Craft (born October 20, 1923) is an American conductor and writer.
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The Roman Rite, the most widespread liturgical rite in the Catholic Church, is one of the Latin rites used in the Western or Latin Church.
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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO), based in London, was formed by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1946.
The Royal Philharmonic Society is a British music society, formed in 1813.
The rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré is a street in Paris, France.
The Russian Empire (Pre-reform Russian orthography: Россійская Имперія, Modern Russian: Российская империя, translit: Rossiyskaya Imperiya) was a state that existed from 1721 until overthrown by the short-lived liberal February Revolution in 1917.
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The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC; Rússkaya Pravoslávnaya Tsérkov), alternatively legally known as the Moscow Patriarchate (Moskóvskiy Patriarkhát), is one of the autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches, in full communion with other Eastern Orthodox patriarchates.
The Russian Revolution is the collective term for a pair of revolutions in Russia in 1917, which dismantled the Tsarist autocracy and led to the eventual rise of the Soviet Union.
Rzeczpospolita is a Polish national daily newspaper, with a circulation around of 94,000, issued every day except Sunday.
Saint Petersburg (p) is the second largest city in Russia, politically incorporated as a federal subject (a federal city).
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Saint Petersburg State University (SPbGU, Санкт-Петербургский государственный университет, СПбГУ) is a Russian federal state-owned higher education institution based in Saint Petersburg.
A sanatorium (also spelled sanitorium and sanitarium) has different meanings depending on the region of residence.
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The Santa Fe Opera (SFO) is an American opera company, located north of Santa Fe in the U.S. State of New Mexico.
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Scherzo fantastique, op.
Schoenberg (beautiful mountain) is a surname.
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Scott Simon (born March 16, 1952) is an American journalist and the host of Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR.
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The Septet for clarinet, bassoon, horn, piano, violin, viola and cello is a chamber-music composition by Igor Stravinsky.
Sergey Yurievich Sudeikin, also known as Serge Soudeikine (19 March 1882 in Smolensk – 12 August 1946 in Nyack, New York), was a Russian artist and set-designer associated with the Ballets Russes and the Metropolitan Opera.
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Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev (pron; 19 August 1929), usually referred to outside Russia as Serge, was a Russian art critic, patron, ballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes, from which many famous dancers and choreographers would arise.
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Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev (Серге́й Ива́нович Тане́ев, Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev,; –) was a Russian composer, pianist, teacher of composition, music theorist and author.
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In music, serialism is a method or technique of composition that uses a series of values to manipulate different musical elements.
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Sviatoslav Soulima Stravinsky (Slavic transliteration: Światosław Sulima Igorewicz Strawiński) (23 September 191028 November 1994) was a Swiss-American pianist, composer and musicologist of Russian, Polish and Ukrainian descent.
Stanley John Sadie, CBE (30 October 1930, Wembley – 21 March 2005, Cossington, Somerset) was an influential and prolific British musicologist, music critic, and editor.
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A string quartet is a musical ensemble of four string players – two violin players, a viola player and a cellist – or a piece written to be performed by such a group.
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Sulima is a Polish coat of arms.
A symphony is an extended musical composition in Western classical music, most often written for orchestra.
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The Symphony in C is a work by Russian expatriate composer Igor Stravinsky.
The Symphony in E-flat major, Op.
Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), usually known as T. S. Eliot, was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets".
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The Allure of Chanel is the memoirs of the French fashion designer Coco Chanel, told to her friend Paul Morand.
The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu; Жар-птица, Zhar-ptitsa) is a ballet by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, written for the 1910 Paris season of Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, with choreography by Michel Fokine.
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The Flood: A musical play (1962) is a short biblical drama by Igor Stravinsky on the allegory of Noah, originally written as a work for television.
The Musical Times is an academic journal of classical music edited and produced in the United Kingdom and currently the oldest such journal still being published in that country.
The Nightingale (Russian: Соловей - Solovyei; French: Le rossignol) is a Russian conte lyrique in three acts by Igor Stravinsky.
The Rake's Progress is an opera in three acts and an epilogue by Igor Stravinsky.
The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du printemps, '''«Весна священная»''', ''Vesna svyashchennaya''.) is a ballet and orchestral concert work by the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky.
The Sleeping Beauty (Спящая красавица / Spyashchaya krasavitsa) is a ballet in a prologue and three acts, first performed in 1890.
"The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States of America.
Theodor W. Adorno (born Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund; September 11, 1903 – August 6, 1969) was a German sociologist, philosopher and composer known for his critical theory of society.
Paul Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate.
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Threni: id est Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae, usually referred to simply as Threni, is a musical setting by Igor Stravinsky of verses from the Book of Lamentations in the Latin of the Vulgate, for solo singers, chorus and orchestra.
Tim Page (born October 11, 1954 in San Diego, California) is a writer, editor, music critic, producer and professor.
Time (styled within the magazine as TIME) is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City.
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In music, a tone row or note row (Reihe or Tonreihe), also series and set,George Perle, Serial Composition and Atonality: An Introduction to the Music of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern, fourth Edition (Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London: University of California Press, 1977): 3.
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Tuberculosis, MTB, or TB (short for tubercle bacillus), in the past also called phthisis, phthisis pulmonalis, or consumption, is a widespread, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
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Twelve-tone technique—also known as dodecaphony, twelve-tone serialism, and (in British usage) twelve-note composition—is a method of musical composition devised by Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951).
Ukraine (Україна, tr. Ukraina) is a country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.
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The United States Postal Service, also known as the Post Office, U.S. Mail, or Postal Service, often abbreviated as USPS, is an independent agency of the United States federal government responsible for providing postal service in the United States.
Ustyluh (אוסטילע) is a town in Volodymyr-Volynskyi Raion, Volyn Oblast, Ukraine.
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Vanity Fair is a magazine of popular culture, fashion, and current affairs published by Condé Nast.
Vera de Bosset Stravinsky (January 7, 1888 – September 17, 1982) was a Russian born American dancer and artist.
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Igor Stravinsky's Violin Concerto in D is a neoclassical violin concerto in four movements, composed in the summer of 1931 and premiered on October 23, 1931.
The Vistula (Wisła, Weichsel, ווייסל) is the longest and largest river in Poland, at in length.
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Wystan Hugh AudenThe name Wystan derives from the 9th-century St Wystan, who was murdered by Beorhtfrith, the son of Beorhtwulf, king of Mercia, after Wystan objected to Beorhtfrith's plan to marry Wystan's mother.
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Walter Feodorovich Nouvel (Вальтер Федорович Нувель) (1871–1949) was a Russian émigré art-lover and writer.
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Werner Reinhart (19 March 188429 August 1951) was a Swiss merchant, philanthropist, amateur clarinetist, and patron of composers and writers, particularly Igor Stravinsky and Rainer Maria Rilke.
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West Hollywood, colloquially referred to as WeHo, is a city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States.
William Hogarth (10 November 1697 – 26 October 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist who has been credited with pioneering western sequential art.
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Winnaretta Singer, Princesse Edmond de Polignac (8 January 186526 November 1943) was a musical patron and heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune.
World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
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World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
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Yekaterina Alexeyevna Furtseva (Екатерина Алексеевна Фурцева; 7 December 1910 – 24 October 1974) was probably the most influential woman in Soviet politics and the second woman to be admitted into Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (the first being Yelena Stasova, member of the 7th Bureau).
The York Mystery Plays, more properly called the York Corpus Christi Plays, are a Middle English cycle of forty-eight mystery plays, or pageants, which cover sacred history from the creation to the Last Judgment.
20th-century classical music was without a dominant style and highly diverse.
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