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Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy

The Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy is a Baroque-style basilica in Barcelona, Catalonia. It was built between 1775, being the work of Catalan architect Josep Mas i Dordal; the dome of the church is crowned with a statue of Our Lady, visible from the seaside promenade near the drassanes. This church was the second in Barcelona to receive the title of minor basilica, preceded only by the Barcelona Cathedral; the title was granted in 1918 by Pope Benedict XV, commemorating the seven hundredth anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin to St. Peter Nolasco, founder of the Order of Mercy. Www.basilicadelamerce.com Official web of Basilica of Our Lady of Mercy

Monday James

Monday James is a Nigerian professional football defender. James began his career by Bendel Insurance before being transferred to Bayelsa United in January 2006, he went on a five-month loan to Swedish club Hammarby IF in November 2008 after a couple of games with the club, where there is a clause in the loan that gives Hammarby the option to buy him when the loan ends. On 7 June 2009 Hammarby IF reported that they would buy James and he would be given a four-year contract; as of June 2010, James has been out of play for a year, due to a misunderstanding with the club doctors claiming he has a heart condition while he was 100 percent healthy, he did not sustain any injury that prevented him from playing.29 June 2011, James extended his contract with Hammarby IF for another two years, playing 17 games in 2011, 6 games in 2012 and played 15 games in 2013. He represented his country at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was part of the Nigerian team during the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship. National team: U-23: Olympic Games Silver medalist: 2008 Intercontinental cup Malaysia 2008 U-20: FIFA U-20 World Cup FIFA World Youth Championship 2005 Player Profile

Herbert Weinstock

Herbert Weinstock was an American writer, music historian and translator. A prolific writer on musical subjects, he was known for his biographies of the bel canto opera composers Rossini and Bellini which he published between 1963 and 1971. Weinstock was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but from 1930 was based in New York City where he became the music editor of the Alfred A. Knopf publishing house in 1943, he died in New York at the age of 65, survived by Ben Meiselman. Weinstock was born in Wisconsin, he attended the University of Chicago but left to start his own a bookstore. After running the bookstore for three years, he moved to New York City, he published his first books on music in 1939 and 1941, Men of Music: Their Lives and Achievements and The Opera, a History of its Creation and Performance, both co-authored with Wallace Brockway. Weinstock and Brockway had been close friends since their time as students at the University of Chicago. Weinstock became the music editor for Alfred A. Knopf in 1943 and remained associated with that publishing house for the remainder of his career, apart from a period between 1959 and 1963 when he worked for Doubleday and Macmillan.

In 1943 he published the first of his composer biographies, Tchaikovsky. It was followed by Handel, Chopin: The Man and His Music and the World of Opera in Italy and Vienna in the first half of the Nineteenth Century and Rossini, his last biography, Vincenzo Bellini: His Life and His Operas was published shortly after his death in 1971 and was the first, full‐length critical biography of Bellini in English. From the early 1930s Weinstock had been a friend and chronicler of the Mexican composer Carlos Chávez, he wrote a lengthy analysis of his music for The Musical Quarterly in 1936 and translated his Hacia una nueva música: ensayo sobre música y electricidad into English for publication by Norton in 1937. He wrote the notes to a series of concerts given by Chávez at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1940 and the biography for the catalogue of Chávez works published by the Pan American Union in 1944. Weinstock died in New York City at the age of 65 following an operation. At the time of his death he was working on a biography of Gluck.

In his review of Weinstock's Bellini biography, Alan Rich wrote that his qualities as a biographer "combined the story‐teller's gift with an enthusiasm for great works of art that made Weinstock the envy of all who knew him." He wrote that as the music editor at Knopf, Weinstock "was responsible for guiding into print some of the best, most readable and most important writing about music" that the 20th century had produced. The Herbert Weinstock Collection at the New York Public Library contains professional and personal papers and memorabilia belonging to Weinstock, members of his family, Weinstock's long-time companion, Ben Meiselman. Meiselman, who died in 1989 donated a large collection of Weinstock's scores and music books to the music department of Bar-Ilan University. In addition to his books and translations, Weinstock was a music critic for The Saturday Review, The New York Times, from 1966 for the British journal Opera, he contributed over 300 articles on music to the Encyclopedia Americana as well as numerous notes for recordings and concert programs.

Herbert Weinstock and Wallace Brockway. Men of Music: Their Lives and Achievements. Simon and Schuster Herbert Weinstock and Wallace Brockway; the Opera, a History of its Creation and Performance. Simon and Schuster Herbert Weinstock. Tchaikovsky. Alfred A. Knopf Herbert Weinstock. Handel. Alfred A. Knopf Herbert Weinstock. Chopin: The Man and His Music. Alfred A. Knopf Herbert Weinstock. Music as an Art. Harcourt Brace Irene Gass and Herbert Weinstock. Through an Opera Glass. Abelard-Schuman Herbert Weinstock. Donizetti and the World of Opera in Italy and Vienna in the first half of the Nineteenth Century. Pantheon Books Herbert Weinstock. What Music Is. Doubleday Herbert Weinstock. Rossini. Alfred A. Knopf Herbert Weinstock. Vincenzo Bellini: His Life and His Operas. Alfred A. Knopf Carlos Chávez. Toward a New Music: Music and Electricity, W. W. Norton & Co. Francesco Carletti. My Voyage Around the World. Pantheon Books Pierre Boulez. Notes of an Apprenticeship. Alfred A. Knopf Edmond Michotte. Richard Wagner's visit to Rossini and An Evening at Rossini's in Beau-Sejour.

University of Chicago Press Jacques Chailley. The Magic Flute, Masonic Opera. Alfred A. Knopf Weinstock, Herbert. "Speaking of Musical Biography". Notes, Second Series, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 861-871