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Albéric Magnard

Lucien Denis Gabriel Albéric Magnard was a French composer, sometimes referred to as a "French Bruckner", though there are significant differences between the two composers. Magnard became a national hero in 1914 when he refused to surrender his property to German invaders and died defending it. Magnard was born in the son of Francis Magnard, a bestselling author and editor of Le Figaro. Albéric could have chosen to live the comfortable life that his family's wealth afforded him, but he disliked being called "fils du Figaro" and decided to make a career for himself in music, based on his own talent and without any help from family connections. After military service and graduating from law school, he entered the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied counterpoint with Théodore Dubois and went to the classes of Jules Massenet. There he met Vincent d'Indy, with whom he studied fugue and orchestration for four years, writing his first two Symphonies under d'Indy's tutelage. Magnard dedicated his Symphony No. 1 to d'Indy.

Francis Magnard did what he could to support Albéric's career while trying to respect his son's wish to make it on his own. This included publicity in Le Figaro. With the death of his father in 1894, Albéric Magnard's grief was complicated by his simultaneous gratitude to and annoyance with his father. In 1896, Magnard married Julie Creton, became a counterpoint tutor at the Schola Cantorum and wrote his Symphony No. 3 in B-flat minor. Magnard published many of his own compositions at his own expense, from Opus 8 to Opus 20. Similar to the oeuvres of Paul Dukas and Henri Dutilleux, Magnard's musical output numbered only 22 works with opus numbers. In 1914, at the beginning of World War I, Magnard sent his wife and two daughters to a safe hiding place while he stayed behind to guard the estate of "Manoir de Fontaines" at Baron, Oise; when German soldiers trespassed on the property, Magnard fired at them, killing one soldier, they fired back before setting the house on fire. It is believed that Magnard died in the fire, although his body could not be identified in the ruins.

The fire destroyed all of Magnard's unpublished scores, including the orchestral score of his early opera Yolande, the orchestral score of Guercoeur, a more recent song cycle. Guy Ropartz, who had led a concert performance of the third act of Guercoeur at Nancy in February 1908, reconstructed from memory the orchestration of the acts, lost in the fire; the Paris Opéra gave the work a belated world premiere in 1931. Magnard's musical style is typical of contemporary French composers, but as in the four completed symphonies, certain passages foreshadow the music of Gustav Mahler, his use of fugue and incorporation of chorale, together with the grandeur of expression in his mature orchestral works, have caused him to be called a "French Bruckner". Although Bruckner used cyclical forms long before d'Indy "trademarked" the concept to César Franck's name, Magnard's handling of cyclical form is more Franckian than Brucknerian. In his operas, Magnard used Richard Wagner's leitmotiv technique. Magnard's chamber works include a string quartet, a quintet for piano and winds, a piano trio, a violin sonata, a cello sonata.

A few more were published posthumously, including the Quatre poèmes en musique, four songs for baritone and piano. Trois pièces pour piano, Op. 1 Suite dans le style ancien, Op. 2, for orchestra Six poèmes, Op. 3, for voice and piano1. "À Elle" 2. "Invocation" 3. "Le Rhin allemand" 4. "Nocturne" 5. "Ad fontem" 6. "Au poète"Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 4 Yolande, Op. 5, opera Symphony No. 2 in E, Op. 6 Promenades, Op. 7, for piano Quintet in D minor, Op. 8, for piano, oboe, clarinet & bassoon Chant funèbre, Op. 9 Overture, Op. 10 Symphony No. 3 in B-flat minor, Op. 11 Guercoeur, Op. 12, opera Sonata in G, Op. 13, for violin and piano Hymne à la justice, Op. 14 Quatre poèmes, for baritone and piano, Op. 15 String Quartet in E minor, Op. 16 Hymne a Venus, Op. 17 Trio in F minor, Op. 18, for piano trio Bérénice, Op. 19, opera Sonata in A, Op. 20, for cello and piano Symphony No. 4 in C-sharp minor, Op. 21 Douze poèmes, Op. 22 En Dieu mon esperance À Henriette Albéric Magnard, "La musique de chambre," Timpani Records, France, 4 CDs CD 1 Violin Sonata in G major, Cello Sonata in A major CD 2 Piano Trio in F minor, Piano Quintet in D minor CD 3 String Quartet in E minor CD 4 The four symphonies have been recorded by: The Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, conducted by Michel Plasson The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jean-Ives Ossonce The Malmö Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Sanderling The Freiburg Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Fabrice Bollon Free scores by Albéric Magnard at the International Music Score Library Project Magnard String Quartet Op.16 Soundbites and discussion of work timpani-records.com

Kandilli Observatory

Kandilli Observatory, or more formally Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute is a Turkish observatory, specialized on earthquake research. It is situated in Kandilli neighborhood of Üsküdar district on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, atop a hill overlooking Bosporus; the observatory, named "Imperial Observatory" as established in 1868 in the Rumelian side of Istanbul, was dedicated to weather forecasting and accurate timekeeping. During the 31 March Incident in 1909, the observatory was destroyed by the rebels. Next year, Professor Fatin was tasked with the reestablishment of the observatory, he chose the present place as the location in of the observatory. Systematic research works began on July 1, 1911. After several name changes, the name "Kandilli Observatory and Geophysics" came into use in 1940. In 1982, the observatory was annexed to Boğaziçi University; the institution was renamed Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute. Kandilli Observatory consists of following departments and other facilities situated within its campus: Departments Earthquake engineering Geodesy GeophysicsLaboratories Astronomy Geomagnetism Meteorology OpticsOther facilities Earthquake museum National Earthquake Monitoring Center Magnetics Monitoring Station Geodesy and Magnetics Monitoring Station Disaster Preparedness Education Unit Sun Tower Institute for Biomedical engineering Telecommunication and Informatics Research CenterIn addition, following centers are run by the observatory outside the campus: Belbaşı Nuclear Tests Monitoring Center Belbaşı Seismic Research Station Iznik Center for Reducing of Earthquake Damages

Peter Mettler

Peter Mettler is a Swiss-Canadian film director and cinematographer. He is best known for his unique, intuitive approach to documentary, evinced by such films as Picture of Light, Gods and LSD, The End of Time, he has worked as a cinematographer on films by Atom Egoyan, Patricia Rozema, Bruce McDonald, Jennifer Baichwal, has collaborated with numerous other artists, including Michael Ondaatje, Fred Frith, Jim O'Rourke, Jane Siberry, Robert Lepage, Edward Burtynsky, Greg Hermanovic, Richie Hawtin, Neil Young, Jeremy Narby, Franz Treichler. He was part of a loosely-affiliated group of filmmakers to emerge in the 1980s from Toronto known as the Toronto New Wave. Mettler was born in 1958 in Toronto, where he was raised, his parents were Swiss. He made his first films at the age of sixteen before studying cinema at Ryerson University. While Mettler was at Ryerson, he spent summers loading cargo onto airplanes in Zürich, took a year off to work with residents of a heroin rehabilitation home in a twelfth-century Swiss monastery, which provided inspiration for his first feature film Scissere.

Scissere was the first student film included in the Toronto International Film Festival, received the Norman McLaren Award for Best Canadian Student Film. Mettler followed the experimental narrative of Scissere with the intuitive travelogue diary, Eastern Avenue, a form that would become a hallmark of his filmmaking style. In the 1980s, he would collaborate as a cinematographer on several key films in the Toronto New Wave cinema, wrote and directed the feature drama The Top of His Head; as with Mettler's subsequent films, The Top of His Head explores the nature of human perception and technology's ability to liberate and enslave experience through the power of recording media. In 1992, Mettler adapted the stage play Tectonic Plates by Robert Lepage, in collaboration with Lepage and Theatre Repère; the film was shot on location in Venice and Montreal. The play is a series of vignettes that draw inspiration from the movement of geologic tectonic plates; this metaphor expanded Mettler's associative approach to narrative, which would be developed further in his documentaries Picture of Light, Gods and LSD, The End of Time.

Picture of Light was made as a result of a meeting with the Swiss artist-scientist-collector Andreas Züst, who proposed to Mettler to capture the aurora borealis on film. Mettler took up the challenge, braving arctic temperatures and constructing a special time-lapse camera system capable of operating in severe nighttime conditions during the film's photography in Churchill, Manitoba. Picture of Light laid the foundations for Mettler's exploratory documentary essay style, was acclaimed, winning numerous awards. Mettler's next film, Gods and LSD was an epic project that spent ten years in the making, a three-hour long meditation on transcendence photographed across three continents, including Las Vegas and southern India; the final cut was derived from a 55-hour long assembly of unique footage, which Mettler said was like "composing a piece of music". Gambling, Gods and LSD received a Genie Award for Best Documentary. After Gambling, Gods and LSD, Mettler became interested in developing an improvisational approach to cinematic montage within a live context.

Since 2005, has worked with the software company Derivative to develop an image-mixing software platform used in live performances, including "Shostakovitch/Notes in Silence", has performed with artists including Biosphere, Fred Frith, Jeremy Narby and Franz Treichler. This technique was used in The End of Time. Reverie, 20 minutes. Lancalot Freely, 20 minutes. Gregory, 25 minutes. Balifilm, 30 minutes. Best Short Film, Duisburger Filmwoche. Away, 3 minutes. Co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Open House, directed by Atom Egoyan. Next of Kin, directed by Atom Egoyan. David Roche Talks To You About Love, directed by Jeremy Podeswa. Knock Knock, directed by Bruce McDonald. Passion A Letter in 16mm, directed by Patricia Rozema. Family Viewing, directed by Atom Egoyan. Artist on Fire, directed by Kay Armatage, with Joyce Wieland. Leda and the Swan, directed by Alexandra Rockingham Gill. Krapp's Last Tape, directed by Atom Egoyan. Manufactured Landscapes, directed by Jennifer Baichwal. Credited as creative consultant.

Into the Night, directed by Annette Mangaard. National Parks Project: Gros Morne, directed by Ryan J. Noth. Series pilot. Broken Land, directed by Stephanie Barbie & Luc Peter. Credited as artistic collaborator. White, Jerry, Of This Place and Elsewhere. ISBN 0-9689132-5-3 Pitschen, Annette Schøonholzer, Peter Mettler: Making the Invisible Visible. ISBN 3-908010-93-4 Official website Peter Mettler on IMDb Canadian Film Encyclopedia – Peter Mettler Peter Mettler – Northern Stars

Leesburg Historic District (Leesburg, Virginia)

The Leesburg Historic District in Leesburg, Virginia is a historic district that includes Classical Revival, Greek Revival, Georgian architecture and dates back to 1757. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 and its boundaries were increased in 2002. In 2004, the Victorian era Second Empire - Italianate influenced Carlheim Mansion and 16-acre grounds were added as a non-contiguous part of the Leesburg Historic District; the property is held in private trust and became the home of the Margaret Paxton Memorial Learning and Resource Campus, which includes the Aurora School, in November 2009. Thomas Balch Library 1-5 North King Street, Loudoun County, VA at the Historic American Buildings Survey Nichols Law Office, 13 South King Street, Loudoun County, VA at HABS Old Bank, 1 North Church Street, Loudoun County, VA at HABS

Tabasaransky District

Tabasaransky District is an administrative and municipal district, one of the forty-one in the Republic of Dagestan, Russia. It is located in the southeast of the republic; the area of the district is 801 square kilometers. Its administrative center is the rural locality of Khuchni; as of the 2010 Census, the total population of the district was 52,886, with the population of Khuchni accounting for 6.1% of that number. Within the framework of administrative divisions, Tabasaransky District is one of the forty-one in the Republic of Dagestan; the district is divided into eighteen selsoviets. As a municipal division, the district is incorporated as Tabasaransky Municipal District, its eighteen selsoviets are incorporated as twenty-two rural settlements within the municipal district. The selo of Khuchni serves as the administrative center of both the administrative and municipal district. Народное Собрание Республики Дагестан. Закон №16 от 10 апреля 2002 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Республики Дагестан», в ред.

Закона №106 от 30 декабря 2013 г. «О внесении изменений в некоторые законодательные акты Республики Дагестан». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Дагестанская правда", №81, 12 апреля 2002 г.. Народное Собрание Республики Дагестан. Закон №6 от 13 января 2005 г. «О статусе и границах муниципальных образований Республики Дагестан», в ред. Закона №43 от 30 апреля 2015 г. «О статусе городского округа с внутригородским делением "Город Махачкала", статусе и границах внутригородских районов в составе городского округа с внутригородским делением "Город Махачкала" и о внесении изменений в отдельные законодательные акты Республики Дагестан». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Дагестанская правда", №8, 15 февраля 2005 г

Kenneth T. Neilson

Kenneth T. Neilson is an American banker and business executive, he is the current president and chief executive officer of Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. and Patriot Bank, N. A. which he has led since March 2013. He has served as director since October 2010. Neilson was born in Brooklyn, NY, he graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Rutgers University. In 2010, Neilson joined the board of Inc.. In March 2013, he became president and chief executive officer of the Bank. Under his leadership, Patriot National Bank has reported at least 10 quarters of increased earnings. Prior to joining Patriot, Neilson served as President and CEO of Hudson United Bancorp, Inc. and Hudson United Bank from 1989-2006, was named chairman of the board in 1996. He joined the company in 1983 and served as First Senior Vice President/Senior Lending Officer and Assistant to the President; as President, he negotiated 32 banking acquisitions and grew the bank from $550 million in assets to $9 billion assets and ranking among the top 10% most profitable community banks in the United States.

During that time, the bank expanded from 15 branches in New Jersey to 204 bank locations throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. In 2006, TD Bank purchased Hudson United Inc. and Neilson retired. Neilson was with The Summit Bancorporation and American National Bank. Neilson is the past chairman of the New Jersey Bankers Association and the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce. In 2005, the Ramapo College Foundation named him a Distinguished Citizens Honoree. In 2006, Neilson was inducted into Qunnipiac University's Business Leader Hall of Fame, he serves as a board member of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut