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Author: Unknown
Publisher: Serenissima Music, Inc.
Keywords: ballet, imaginary, music, warriors
Number of Pages: 108
Published: 1926
ISBN-10: 1932419578
ISBN-13: 9781932419573

Grainger's extraordinary work, subtitled "music to an imaginary ballet", was prompted by a request from the English conductor Thomas Beecham to compose a ballet score for the Diaghilev company. The commission never materialized, but Grainger nevertheless proceeded to create a his most adventuresome work to date - employing a large orchestra with an expanded percussion section and three pianos, requiring three conductors for coordination. The world premiere for the now imaginary ballet took place in December 1919, with the composer on a piano plus the Chicago Symphony conducted by Frederick Sto
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Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Ph. Reclam jun.
Keywords: karenina, anna
Number of Pages: 1235
Published: 1919
ISBN-10: 9793418273
ISBN-13: 9789793418278

Anna Karenina  is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political issues that arose in the final installment (Tolstoy's unpopular views of volunteers going to Serbia); therefore, the novel's first complete appearance was in book form.Widely regarded as a pinnacle in realist fiction, Tolstoy considered Anna Karenina his first true novel, when he came to consider War and Peace to be more than a novel.Fyodor Dostoevsky declared it to be "flawless as
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Author: David Littlejohn
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: opera, essays, art, ultimate
Number of Pages: 330
Published: 1994-06-08
ISBN-10: 0520076095
ISBN-13: 9780520076099

Anyone who cares about opera will find The Ultimate Art a thoroughly engaging book. David Littlejohn's essays are exciting, provocative, sometimes even outrageous. They reflect his deep love of opera--that exotic, extravagant, and perpetually popular hybrid performing art form--and his fascination with the many worlds from which it sprang.From its seventeenth-century beginnings, opera has been decried by its detractors for its elitism, its artifice, its absurd costliness, and its social irrelevance. But Littlejohn makes us see that opera embraces an extraordinary amount of intense human emotio
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Author: David Littlejohn
Publisher: University of California Press
Keywords: opera, essays, art, ultimate
Number of Pages: 328
Published: 1992
ISBN-10: 0520076087
ISBN-13: 9780520076082

Anyone who cares about opera will find The Ultimate Art a thoroughly engaging book. David Littlejohn's essays are exciting, provocative, sometimes even outrageous. They reflect his deep love of opera--that exotic, extravagant, and perpetually popular hybrid performing art form--and his fascination with the many worlds from which it sprang.From its seventeenth-century beginnings, opera has been decried by its detractors for its elitism, its artifice, its absurd costliness, and its social irrelevance. But Littlejohn makes us see that opera embraces an extraordinary amount of intense human emotio
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Author: Aaron Shepard
Publisher: Shepard Publications
Keywords: nicholas, pattern, recipe, christmas, cookies, cookie, anniversary, dozen, saint, tale, baker, bonus
Number of Pages: 42
Published: 2010-11-18
ISBN-10: 0938497480
ISBN-13: 9780938497486

Van Amsterdam the baker was well known for his honesty as well as for his fine Saint Nicholas cookies. He always gave his customers exactly what they paid for -- not more, and not less. So, how could he agree with a mysterious old woman on Saint Nicholas Day when she insists that a dozen is thirteen? The woman's curse puts an end to the baker's business, and he believes it would take Saint Nicholas to help him. But if he receives that help, will it be exactly what he imagined? Find out in this inspiring legend from Dutch colonial New York about the birth of an honored American custom. ////////
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