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Horst Stein

Horst Walter Stein was a German conductor. Stein's father was a mechanic. At school in Frankfurt, he studied piano and singing, he continued studies at the university in Cologne, including lessons in composition with Busoni's disciple Philipp Jarnach. From 1947 to 1951, he was a repetiteur in Wuppertal. In 1955, at the invitation of Erich Kleiber Stein conducted at the opening of the restored Berlin State Opera, subsequently worked there as a Staatskapellmeister. From 1961 to 1963, he worked under the leadership of Rolf Liebermann as deputy chief conductor at the Hamburg State Opera. From 1963 to 1970, Stein served as chief conductor and director of opera at the Mannheim National Theatre. Stein held a regular post at the Vienna State Opera from 1969 to 1971, where he conducted 500 performances, he returned to the Hamburg State Opera as General Music Director from 1972 to 1977. In 1952, Stein began work as a conducting assistant at the Bayreuth Festival to such conductors as Joseph Keilberth, Hans Knappertsbusch, Clemens Krauss and Herbert von Karajan.

One source estimates that he subsequently conducted 76 performances there from 1969 to 1986, including the 1983 Bayreuth centenary production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, but this figure is mistaken since Stein had led 81 in his first seven seasons. More plausibly, Gramophone magazine gives the remarkable total of 138 performances, a number that jibes with the Festspielhaus database, he held principal conducting positions with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, l'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva, the Basel Symphony Orchestra and the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo. He was associated with the music of Max Reger and recorded several Reger works, besides many works of the German Romantic period, he spent much time training young conductors. Bruckner ring Honorary member of the National Theatre Mannheim, the Friends of the Vienna State Opera and the Richard Wagner Society Linz Austrian Decoration for Science and Art Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art Horst Walter Stein discography Audio recordings with Horst Stein in the Online Archive of the Österreichische Mediathek Retrieved 2.

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Stagecoach Inn (Leicester, Vermont)

The Stagecoach Inn is a historic building at the corner of United States Route 7 and Fern Lake Road in the center of Leicester, Vermont. Built about 1830, it is one of the best-preserved examples of a 19th-century stagecoach accommodation between Rutland and Vergennes, with a distinctive combination of Federal and Greek Revival architectural elements. Now converted to a residence, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984; the former Stagecoach Inn stands facing south toward Fern Lake Road, just east of its junction with US 7, across which Leicester's small town center is located. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, with clapboarded exterior, it is set on a modern concrete block foundation, having been moved back from the highway and turned 90 degrees in 1977. Its most distinctive exterior feature is the two-story from porch, recessed under the main roof; the porch is supported by Doric columns with differing details on the second floors. The main entrance is at the center of the five-bay facade, flanked by sidelight windows and pilasters, with a porch entrance directly above which has similar pilasters.

An integral ell extends to the rear of the building. Both the main block and ell retain original features on the interior, including woodwork and door hardware, fireplace surrounds, stencilwork on the walls; the structure's construction date is uncertain, but it was begun before 1830, intended to be a retail store. It was purchased by Dr. William Gile, a prominent local physician, credited with completing the building's construction and opening it as a traveler's accommodation on the Rutland-Vergennes stagecoach route, it was operated as such until 1859 serving as a local social meeting point. It was thereafter converted into a retail space, serving as a general store and post office into the 20th century, when it was converted into a private residence, it was moved in 1977 because its location close to the main road impeded sightlines from Fern Lake Road. National Register of Historic Places listings in Addison County, Vermont

Thomas Potter (industrialist)

Thomas Potter was a Danish industrialist and merchant who founded the first iron foundry in Denmark at Christianshavn in Copenhagen in 1785. The Potter House, his former home overlooking Christianshavn Canal in Christianshavn, now known as the Brøste House after a owner, is now listed on the Danish registry of protected buildings and places. Born in Edinburgh to unknown parents, Thomas Potter came to Copenhagen at an early age where he obtained a royal licence to establish an iron foundry on rented land at Appelbys Plads in 1769. In 1771, his license was expanded to comprise all sorts of brass and iron products, forged as well as cast. In 1779, Potter acquired a lot fronting Christianshavn Canal, constructing the Potter House in 1785, it had offices on the ground floor, packing in his residence on the first floor. The foundry was located to the rear of the building, it manufactured "iron pots in all shapes" as well as everything from nails and bullets to ship anchors. Some of its products were exported to both the West Indies.

Over the years, he built a considerable export of pots and forged anchors to both the East and West Indies. On 20 March 1782 in the German Reformed Church in Copenhagen, Potter married Marie Spengler, A daughter of Royal Art Chamber manager Lorenz Spengler and Gertrud Spengler, who died just three years later. On 2 March 1789 in St. Nicolas' Church, he married Inger Marie Wismer, a daughter of tea and porcelain merchant Nicolaj Henrik Wismer and Anne Marie Meinerth. Haunted by grief after the early loss of two wives in the building in just six years, Potter sold his house at Christianshavn Canal in 1790 never to set foot in the building again. On 3 May 1794 in the Garrison Church, he married Inger Dorothea Hertz, a daughter of Rotal Forester in Vordingborg County Herman Michelsen H. and writer Birgitte Cathrine Boye. They lived in the Cort Adeler House in Strandgade in Christianshavn from 1797–1807. Template:Christiansha

Eugène Séguy

Eugene Séguy was a French entomologist / artist who specialised in Diptera. He held a chair of entomology at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris from 1956 to 1960. Known for being responsible for founding the Diptera section in the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris. Most of his artworks were created using the Pochoir technique, a type of hand-stenciling used in order to produce fine prints in limited editions. Portraits and Number 7, bottom row. Diptera: recueil d'etudes biologiques et systematiques sur les Dipteres du Globe. 11 vols. Text figs. Part of Encyclopedie Entomologique, Serie B II: Diptera.. Faune de France. Diptères: Ptychopteridae à Phlebotominae 109 p.179 figs. Faune de France. Diptères Brachycères. Stratiomyidae to Omphralidae 308 p.685 figs. Faune de France. Diptères Brachycères. Asilidae 308 p.685 figs 190 p.384 figs. Spedizione scientifica all'oasi di Cufra. Insectes diptères. Ann. Mus. civ. Stor. nat. Genova 55: 490–511, figures 1-3. Contributions à l'étude de la faune du Mozambique.

Voyage de M. M. Lesne 13e note. Diptères. Mems. Estud. Mus. zool. Univ. Coimbra 67: 5-80. Étude sur quelques Muscides de l'Amérique Latine. Rev. Soc. ent. Argent. 6: 9-16, 3 figures. Séguy, E. Diptera L. Nematocera et Brachycera. Mission Scientifique de l'Omo. Mus. Natn. Hist. nat. 8: 319-380. Séguy, E. 1938 La Vie des Muches et des Moustiques. Faune de France. Insectes Ectoparasites 684 p.957 fig. La Biologie des Dipteres. Pp. 609. 7 col + 3 b/w plates, 225 text figs.. Dictionnaire des termes d’entomologie. Editions P. Lechevalier, Paris. Les mouches Planches d'Eugène Séguy, une vie consacrée aux Diptères Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Neuchâtel. 1990 Hommage à Eugène Séguy Volume 26, Issue 3 of Annales de la Société Entomologique de France Works by or about Eugène Séguy at Internet Archive Les mouches, Planches d'Eugène Séguy Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Neuchâtel

Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Warden's Residence

The Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Warden's Residence known as Warden's Residence, is a house in Triana, Alabama. It was built in 1941 by the Civilian Conservation Corps to serve as the residence of the warden of Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, it was used by the warden until 1947, in 1950, the local clinic serving African Americans in the area was moved into the house. The clinic was desegregated, operated until 1990. Today, the house is the center of a 25-acre park run by the town; the building was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 2001 and the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. The listing included two contributing buildings on 0.4 acres