Antonín Dvořák Antonín Dvořák Antonín Leopold Dvořák (/ˈdvɔrʒɑːk/ DVOR-zhahk or /dɨˈvɔrʒæk/ di-VOR-zhak; Czech: [ˈantoɲiːn ˈlɛopolt ˈdvor̝aːk] ( ); September 8, 1841 – May 1, 1904) was a Czech composer. Following the nationalist example of Bedřich Smetana, Dvořák frequently employed features of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia (then parts of the Austrian Empire and now constituting the Czech Republic). Dvořák's own style has been described as 'the fullest recreation of a national idiom with that of the symphonic tradition, absorbing folk influences and finding effective ways of using them'. Born in Nelahozeves, Dvořák displayed his musical gifts at an early age. Biography Early years Dvořák was born in Nelahozeves, near Prague (then part of Bohemia in the Austrian Empire, now Czech Republic), the eldest son of František Dvořák (1814–1894) and his wife Anna, née Zdeňková (1820–1882). František was an innkeeper, professional player of the zither, and a butcher.
The Homosexual sacrifice to the patriarchy. The Night of Enitharmon's Joy "She is triple, according to mythology: a girl and a boy hide their heads behind her back. Her left hand lies on a book of magic; her left foot is extended. She is attended by a thistle-eating ass, the mournful owl of false wisdom, the head of a crocodile (blood-thirsty hypocrisy), and a cat-headed bat. Blake often drew on Michelangelo to create and compose his epic images, including Hecate's, according to a consensus of critics. The image may also allude to the Three Fates — the Moirai of Greek mythology and the Parcae of Roman. "Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg and owlet's wing, For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble." Hence, bat, owl, snake or frog would be appropriate to The Triple Hecate. "Now comes the night of Enitharmon's joy! Who shall I call? That Woman, lovely Woman! Arise O Rintrah thee I call! Go! References
Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Puccini Giacomo Puccini (Italian: [ˈdʒaːkomo putˈtʃiːni]; 22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) was an Italian composer whose operas are among the important operas played as standards.[n 1] Puccini has been called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi". While his early work was rooted in traditional late-19th-century romantic Italian opera, he successfully developed his work in the realistic verismo style, of which he became one of the leading exponents. Family and education Puccini's birthplace, seen in 1984 Early career and first operas Puccini wrote an orchestral piece called the Capriccio sinfonica as a thesis composition for the Milan Conservatory. Le Villi After the premiere of the Capriccio sinfonica, Ponchielli and Puccini discussed the possibility that Puccini's next work might be an opera. Edgar Manon Lescaut Middle career Original poster for Puccini's Tosca La bohème Tosca Puccini photographed in 1908 La rondine
The Mask You Live In by Jennifer Siebel Newsom UPDATE: We surpassed our initial funding goal! Our new goal is 2,500 backers - spread the word! Compared to girls, research shows that boys in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives. Jennifer Siebel Newsom's new documentary film, The Mask You Live In, asks: As a society, how are we failing our boys? Why This Film Matters At a young age, boys learn that to express compassion or empathy is to show weakness. The Mask You Live In documentary will examine how gender stereotypes are interconnected with race, class, and circumstance, and how kids are further influenced by the education system, sports culture, and mass media- video games and pornography in particular. Overall Goal To make a film that sparks a national conversation around masculinity and ultimately creates a more balanced, equitable society for all. What We Need to Make This Film
How to Use the Rule of 72 Edit Article Exponential growthEstimating exponential decayDoubling Time Chart Edited by DifuWu, Garshepp, Flickety, Daniel and 10 others The rule of 72 is a handy rule used in finance to estimate quickly the number of years it takes to double a sum of capital given an annual interest rate, or to estimate the annual interest rate it takes to double a sum of money over a given number of years. The rule states that interest percentage times the number of years it takes to double a principal amount of money is approximately equal to 72. The Rule of 72 is applicable in exponential growth (as in compound interest) or in exponential decay. Ad Steps Method 1 of 2: Exponential growth Estimating doubling time 1Let R * T = 72, where R = the rate of growth (for example, interest rate), T = doubling time (for example, time it takes to double an amount of money). 4Study these additional examples:How long does it take to double a given amount of money at a rate of 10% per annum? Estimating growth rate Tips
Francisco Tárrega Francisco de Asís Tárrega y Eixea (21 November 1852 – 15 December 1909) was a Spanish composer and classical guitarist of the Romantic period. Biography Tárrega was born on 21 November 1852, in Villarreal, Province of Castellón, Spain. It is said that Francisco's father played flamenco and several other music styles on his guitar; when his father was away working as a watchman at the Convent of San Pascual, the child would take his father's guitar and attempt to make the beautiful sounds he had heard. Francisco's nickname as a child was "Quiquet". As a child, he ran away from his nanny and fell into an irrigation channel and injured his eyes. In 1862, concert guitarist Julián Arcas, on tour in Castellón, heard the young Tárrega play and advised Tárrega's father to allow Francisco to come to Barcelona to study with him. Three years later, in 1865, he ran away again, this time to Valencia where he joined a gang of gypsies. "Danza Mora", sheet music Musical style Compositions
Feminism: To hate the Patriarchy is not to Hate Men Posted Jan 19, 2014 - 7:21 PM: I am not clear on what you meant by including green and drug issues in with issues of discrimination and social injustice. The are issues because some people agree with them and others don't. They come about from a desire to enforce the status quo and to enforce norms. My way being THE way. They come about because some people do not like the ideas being enforced upon them. The MEME associated with feminists comes about through different mechanisms. Feminists are dismissed as man haters, which serves to distract from their legitimate desire to improve the lot of women. Do you really think that this is a recent development? The meme is the woman who wants in on defining the parameters of her world, dismissed as a 'feminist' lesbian man hater. At least now they take the time to insult her, before they would have just stoned her to death. If you ask the boss to introduce you that way then you are a feminist, at least according to the definition of feminist.
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Portrait of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov in 1898 by Valentin Serov (detail) Rimsky-Korsakov believed, as did fellow composer Mily Balakirev and critic Vladimir Stasov, in developing a nationalistic style of classical music. This style employed Russian folk song and lore along with exotic harmonic, melodic and rhythmic elements in a practice known as musical orientalism, and eschewed traditional Western compositional methods. Rimsky-Korsakov left a considerable body of original Russian nationalist compositions. Biography Early years Rimsky-Korsakov's birthplace in Tikhvin Rimsky-Korsakov was born in Tikhvin, 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of Saint Petersburg, into an aristocratic family with a long line of military and naval service—his older brother Voin, 22 years his senior, became a well-known navigator and explorer. Mentored by Balakirev; time with The Five Professorship, marriage, inspector of bands
FFA: Study Confirms What We Already Knew -- Men And Women Aren't All That Different Finally science has produce evidence that supports what we already knew -- the whole "men are from Mars, women are from Venus" trope is false. According to a new study from the University of Rochester, men and women don't have such distinct psychological characteristics after all. The researchers, Harry Reis, a professor of psychology at University of Rochester, and Bobbi Carothers, senior data analyst for the Center for Public Health System Science at Washington University in St. Louis, concluded that characteristics that we traditionally associate with one sex or the other actually exist on a continuum. "Although gender differences on average are not under dispute, the idea of consistently and inflexibly gender-typed individuals is," they wrote. Carothers and Reis reanalyzed the data from 13 previous studies, all of which had shown significant social differences between men and women. The visual below demonstrates this pattern.