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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - 1,642 words
founded in 1895, gave its first concert the following year under the direction of Frederic Archer. Victor Herbert was the chief conductor from 1898 to 1904; he was succeeded by Emil Paur (190410). The orchestra was then disbanded. It was revived in 1926, and over the next decade it was led by Elias Breeskin (192730) and Antonio Modarelli (193037). The orchestra was reorganized by Otto Klemperer in 1937. Fritz Reiner was chief conductor from 1938 to 1948, followed by William Steinberg (195276), Andr Previn (197684), Lorin Maazel (198495), and Mariss Jansons (1995). Since 1971 the orchestra has performed in Heinz Hall, the renovated Loews Penn Theater (built 1927). To truly understand Pittsbur ...
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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - 1,585 words
... phonies of Gyrowetz and Haydn, and to study such other scores as were available I nthe incipiently cultured Boston that day. Soon thereafter every other city also sprouted its musical organization. Philadelphia, Cincinatti, St. Louis, San Francisco, and other communities as they attained a modicum of wealth and leisure attracted German and French immigrants to perform in the orchestras. Further development of the American orchestra should be attributed to visiting tours of European great orchestras. Germania Orchestra, having gained initial and greatest success in Boston responded to a demand from cities as far west as Beethoven and played Beethoven to sold out audiences. Members of this ...
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Mexico - 2,231 words
... on element of all Mexican cities. (Encyclopedia) Merril and Miro in their book Mexico a Country Study observe that, in 1988 employers and the self-employed constituted 29 percent of the labor force, employees 56 percent, and unpaid family workers 15 percent. Agriculture, forestry, and fishing employed some 24 percent; trade, hotels, and restaurant employed 19 percent; construction employed 5 percent; finance and real estate employed 5 percent; transportation and communications employed 4 percent; and 21 percent were engaged in other service work. They continued saying that about half of all manufacturing workers were employed in small and medium size enterprise (298). The principal indus ...
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Say Hi To Washington - 658 words
There are many choices for a person looking to go on a vacation. Tourists travel for a variety of reasons. Some travel to better educate themselves, others travel for entertainment purposes, then there are those who travel simply to relax and have a good time. What ever the reason, a person looking for any or all of these things can find them in Washington D.C. If one is looking for education, what better place to find it than our nations capital? Washington D.C. has a vast selection of places that one can learn a variety of things. With world famous museums, including the National Museum of American History, educational resources are in abundance. Tourists can spend several days touring the ...
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Serge Koussevitzky - 496 words
The legendary bassist and conductor Serge Koussevitzky was born in Russia in 1874 to a family of musicians. With his brothers, he formed a wind ensemble when still a child, peforming at local parties and social events. He journeyed to Moscow at the age of fourteen, winning a scholarship at the Musico-Dramatic Institute to study double bass and music theory. He excelled at the bass, joining the Bolshoi Theater orchestra at age twenty and succeeding his teacher as the principal bassist at twenty-seven. As a soloist, he made his Moscow debut in 1901, and won critical accolades for his first Berlin recital in 1903. So great was his success as a solo virtuoso that he resigned from the Bolshoi orc ...
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Metallica - 1,663 words
Metallica has not always been the talented group of rock musicians that they are today. It took many years and many albums to bring the band to its current standing as the kings of rock. Metallica has undergone changes in its lineup and its musical writing style. Comparing and contrasting the musical and lyrical content of each Metallica album shows exactly how much they have changed from the early 1980s to 2000. Metallica was founded in the early 1980s when a young man from Denmark named Lars Ulrich was looking to start a band in the Los Angeles area. The musical style labeled The New Wave of British Heavy Metal captivated Lars. The New Wave of British Heavy Metal started in England in late ...
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The String Bass - 536 words
The string bass, also known as the double bass and bass violin, is widely used in a symphony orchestra in the left and/or right back rows. The string basss strings are four notes apart like most other music instruments and unlike the five notes apart that some other odd instruments are. The string bass belongs to the string family. Most stringed instruments are found in orchestras. The string bass is also the largest instrument in the string family. It is a lot like a larger version of the viola. The string bass plays the lowest notes in this family. The strings that are quite large play the notes: E, A, D, and G. Most of the music is written in either F of bass clef. The string bass sounds ...
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Biography Of James Galoway - 482 words
James Galway was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on December 8, 1939. As a child, he began playing the penny whistle and the mouth organ before switching to flute. At the age of ten, he was the winner of all three classes of the Irish Flute Championships, which earned him a BBC radio session, as well as a spot in the Belfast Youth Orchestra. He continued studying the flute at the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music, and eventually landed a scholarship at the Paris Conservatory. He began his career at the Sadler Wells Opera and the Royal Opera Convent Garden which led to positions with the BBC Symphony Orchestra where he played the piccolo, the London Symphony Orchestra ...
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The Similarities Between Classical Music And Ellington's Jazz - 1,187 words
One of the greatest tragedies in the 20th century can be seen in the debasing of the Jazz genre as a unworthy equal to its predecessor, European Classical music. This can be seen in various statements about Jazz, such as Boris Gibalin commit, The Jazz Mania has taken on the character of a lingering illness and must be cured by means of forceful intervention.1 This conflict can be traced through out the history of Jazz, as Classical composers have relatively disregarded this new type of music. Before Duke Ellingtons Cotton Club performances, Jazz play on the radio was delegated for late night audience only. This sub-culture treatment has led many critics to disregard the Jazz movement as a da ...
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