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Alban Berg

Alban Maria Johannes Berg was an Austrian composer of the Second Viennese School. His compositional style combined Romantic lyricism with the twelve-tone technique. Although he left a small oeuvre, he is remembered as one of the most important composers of the 20th century for his expressive style encompassing "entire worlds of emotion and structure". Berg was lived in Vienna, he began to compose only at the age of fifteen. He studied counterpoint, music theory and harmony with Arnold Schoenberg between 1904 and 1911, adopted his principles of developing variation and the twelve-tone technique. Berg's major works include the operas Wozzeck and Lulu, the chamber pieces Lyric Suite and Chamber Concerto, as well as a Violin Concerto, he composed a number of songs. He is said to have brought more "human values" to the twelve-tone system, his works seen as more "emotional" than Schoenberg's. Berg died from sepsis in 1935. Berg was born in the third of four children of Johanna and Konrad Berg, his father ran a successful export business, the family owned several estates in Vienna and the countryside.

The family's financial situation turned to the worse after the death of Konrad Berg in 1900, it affected young Berg, who had to repeat both his sixth and seventh grade to pass the exams. Berg was more interested in literature than music as a child and did not begin to compose until he was fifteen, when he started to teach himself music. With Marie Scheuchl, a maid in the family estate of Berghof in Carinthia and fifteen years his senior, he fathered a daughter, born December 4, 1902. Berg had little formal music education before he became a student of Arnold Schoenberg in October 1904. With Schoenberg, he studied counterpoint, music theory, harmony. By 1906 he was studying music full-time, his student compositions included five drafts for piano sonatas. He wrote songs, including his Seven Early Songs, three of which were Berg's first publicly performed work in a concert that featured the music of Schoenberg's pupils in Vienna that year; the early sonata sketches culminated in Berg's Piano Sonata, Op. 1.

Berg studied with Schoenberg for six years until 1911. Among Schoenberg's teaching was the idea that the unity of a musical composition depends upon all its aspects being derived from a single basic idea. Berg passed this on to his students, one of whom, Theodor W. Adorno, stated: "The main principle he conveyed was that of variation: everything was supposed to develop out of something else and yet be intrinsically different"; the Piano Sonata is an example—the whole composition is derived from the work's opening quartal gesture and its opening phrase. Berg was a part of Vienna's cultural elite during the heady fin de siècle period, his circle included the musicians Alexander von Zemlinsky and Franz Schreker, the painter Gustav Klimt, the writer and satirist Karl Kraus, the architect Adolf Loos, the poet Peter Altenberg. In 1906 Berg met the singer Helene Nahowski, daughter of a wealthy family. Despite the outward hostility of her family, the two were married on May 3, 1911. In 1913 two of Berg's Altenberg Lieder were premièred in Vienna, conducted by Schoenberg in the infamous Skandalkonzert.

Settings of aphoristic poetic utterances, the songs are accompanied by a large orchestra. The performance caused a riot, had to be halted, he withdrew the work, it was not performed in full until 1952. The full score remained unpublished until 1966. From 1915 to 1918 Berg served in the Austro-Hungarian Army. During a period of leave in 1917 he accelerated work on Wozzeck. After the end of World War I, he settled again in Vienna, he helped Schoenberg run his Society for Private Musical Performances, which sought to create the ideal environment for the exploration and appreciation of unfamiliar new music by means of open rehearsals, repeat performances, the exclusion of professional critics. Berg had a particular interest in the number 23. Various suggestions have been made as to the reason for this interest: that he took it from the biorhythms theory of Wilhelm Fliess, in which a 23-day cycle is considered significant, or because he first suffered an asthma attack on the 23rd of the month. In 1924 three excerpts from Wozzeck were performed.

The opera, which Berg completed in 1922, was first performed on December 14, 1925, when Erich Kleiber conducted the first performance in Berlin. Today, Wozzeck is seen as one of the century's most important works. Berg made a start on his second opera, the three-act Lulu, in 1928 but interrupted the work in 1929 for the concert aria Der Wein which he completed that summer. Der Wein presaged Lulu in a number of ways, including vocal style, orchestration and text. Other well-known Berg compositions include the Lyric Suite, shown to employ elaborate cyphers to document a secret love affair.

Boris Goldstein

Boris Goldstein was a Soviet violinist whose career was hindered by the political situation in the USSR. As a young prodigy, he started violin studies in Odessa with the eminent pedagogue, Pyotr Stolyarsky and continued them in Moscow Conservatory under Abram Yampolsky and Lev Tseitlin; as a teenager, Boris Goldstein, was singled out by Heifetz as being USSR's most brilliant violin talent. Goldstein was born in Odessa in 1922, the son of Emanuel Goldstein from Leipzig, who moved to Odessa to become a professor for mathematics in Odessa, he won the fourth prize of the 1935 Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Warsaw. In 1937, at one of the most prestigious international competitions of its time, the International Ysaye Competition, Stolyarsky students caused a sensation. Top prizes were won by Boris Goldshtein, Yelizaveta Gilels and Mikhail Fikhtengoltz. "The results of the sessions created a profound impression: the Soviet school, with an assurance that bordered on arrogance, carried off all the prizes from the first down.

The latter was awarded without the slightest discussion to the great David Oistrakh. Everyone else had to be content with crumbs, he was forced to emigrate from Russia to Germany, he taught but his solo career never recovered. The composer and professor for violin Mikhail Goldstein was his brother. Notable students of Boris Goldstein include Alexander Skwortsow. Goldstein died on 8 November 1987 in Germany. Boris Goldstein plays. Karol Szymanowski Sonata-audio only Boris Goldstein plays Aria by Bertold Hummel 1978 The Queen Elisabeth Competition Boris Goldstein "A Virtuosos Fate" in Russian Roth, Henry. Violin Virtuosos: From Paganini to the 21st Century. Los Angeles, CA: California Classics Books. ISBN 1-879395-15-0 В сб.: Музыкальное исполнительство, в. 6, М. 1970, с. 162—193. Пронин В. В классе П. С. Столярского «Советская музыка», 1972, № 3. - Ойстрах Д. Фурер С. Мордкович Л. О нашем учителе


DataRank was an American company based in Fayetteville, Arkansas which specializes in providing businesses with tools for analyzing conversations about their brands and competitors. DataRank was founded in 2011 and graduated from the Y Combinator seed accelerator in 2013. University of Arkansas graduates Ryan Frazier, Chuong Nguyen, Britt Cagnina, Kenny Cason launched DataRank known as TTAGG, in October 2011 out of a rental house near the university's campus. After rebranding itself as DataRank in 2013, the company launched its consumer insights blog. In 2013 the company was admitted into Y Combinator. In 2014 DataRank raised $1.4 million in seed funding from New Road Ventures, FundersClub, individual business angels. Notable companies that use DataRank's Consumer Insights Dashboard include Clorox, ConAgra Foods. DataRank's analytics dashboard allows brand managers to monitor and analyze conversations from a wide variety of sources such as social media, discussion forums, e-commerce stores. Additional data sources and internal information can be uploaded directly to DataRank.

Upon registration, the service compiles one year of company data and establishes the company's areas of focus. These might include competitive subject matter as well as the product categories or particular brands to be monitored; the areas of interest are ranked according to several insights including commenter and comment influence, demographic metadata, machine-learned patterns, recency. DataRank pulls in conversations and comments from across the web, using a proprietary algorithm to sort results according to relevance. Users can navigate the dashboard by scrolling through sorted data or drilling down to view the volume of conversation, demographics, or total reach, with the option to delve into more detailed metrics about the customers who use the products or interact with the brands; the service allows companies to compare their performance and various product features against those of competitors. DataRank is different from similar social listening and social analytics services in the way that it organizes the unstructured data and conversations that it brings in.

The resulting analytics enable companies to make decisions based on relevant information. In addition to DataRank's content stream and search options, the dashboard includes an annotated volume graph of comments, a sentiment graph, a map of sentiment by state. Official website

K. Palakidnar

Justice Krishnapillai Palakidnar was a leading Sri Lankan lawyer and President of the Court of Appeal of Sri Lanka. Palakidnar was born in 1931 at Kokuvil in northern Ceylon, he was the son of S. Krishnapillai, Chief Trains Controller, Pasupathy, he was educated at Jaffna Hindu College and St. Joseph's College, Colombo. After school he joined the Ceylon University College, he entered Ceylon Law College, qualifying as an advocate of the Supreme Court in 1957. After qualifying Palakidnar practised law in Colombo as a junior under C. Renganathan, he joined the Judicial Service in 1966, serving as a magistrate in Anuradhapura and Jaffna. He was a District Judge in Kalmunai and Jaffna, he served as a High Court Judge between 1982 and 1987, serving in Chilaw, Negombo and Trincomalee. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 1987, becoming its president in October 1992. After retirement Palakidnar was appointed chairman of the Special Commission on Disappearance in the North and East by President Chandrika Kumaratunga.

He was director of the Human Rights Task Force. Palakidnar died on 2 June 2001

Ollie Reilly

Oliver Reilly was an Irish Gaelic footballer. His league and championship career with the Louth senior team lasted seven seasons from 1955 until 1962. Born in Ardee, County Louth, Reilly was raised in a strong Gaelic football household, his father, Stephen Reilly, won a Leinster medal with the Louth junior team in 1912. Reilly first played competitive Gaelic football with the Hunterstown Rovers club, he won a county minor championship medal in 1954 before joining the club's adult team. Reilly won a county junior championship medal in 1959. Reilly made his first appearance on the inter-county scene as a member of the Louth minor team in 1954, he joined the Louth junior team before making his senior debut during the 1955-56 league. Over the following seven seasons Reilly enjoyed much success, culminating with the winning of a set of All-Ireland and Leinster medals in 1957. A gall stones operation hastened his retirement from inter-county Gaelic football in 1962, he is the father of Hollywood film director Fergal Reilly.

Hunterstown RoversLouth Junior Football Championship: 1959 Louth Minor Football Championship: 1954LouthAll-Ireland Senior Football Championship: 1957 Leinster Senior Football Championship: 1957

R C Juneja

R C Juneja is the CEO and Chairman of Mankind Pharma Limited, one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in India. The company ranks No. 1 in India in terms of prescription generated per doctor per month. After completing his graduation in science, he started his career in 1974 with KeePharma Limited, working as a medical representative. In 1975, he joined Lupin and worked there as first line manager for 8 years. In 1983 he started his own company Bestochem in Partnership. In 1994, he withdrew his ownership from Bestochem and in 1995 incepted Mankind Pharma along with his younger brother Mr. Rajeev Juneja with an investment of Rs. 50 lakhs and an initial team of 25 Medical Representatives. Under the supervision of R C Juneja, Mankind thrived from a Rs. 3.49 crores company in 1995 to a company having Rs. 3500 crores in revenues by 2015. R C Juneja holds distinguished positions in various pharmaceutical bodies of India, he is the chairman of Federation of Pharma Entrepreneurs and is the chairman of Himachal Pradesh – UK State Board for IDMA.

He was accorded with Business Icon Pharma Award by Network 18 in the year 2011. He was one of the members out of the four business magnates nominated for ‘Business Leader of the Year Award’ in the 5th Annual Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit and Asia Business Leadership Award, 2012, he is one of the richest Indians as per Forbes List of Top 100 Richest Indians October, 2013