Amy Siskind is an American activist and writer. She is the author of The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year and organizer of the We the People March. Siskind was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts to Jewish parents, Bernard Siskind and Selma Lipsky Siskind, is the youngest of five siblings, she attended Marblehead High School, graduating in 1984. She received a BA in Economics from Cornell University in 1987, an MBA in Finance and International Business from the NYU Stern School of Business in 1992; as a Wall Street executive, Siskind was a expert in the distressed debt trading market. She became the first female Managing Director at Wasserstein Perella & Co. in 1996, at the age of 31, ran trading departments at Morgan Stanley and Imperial Capital, where she was a partner. Siskind worked 20 years on Wall Street before retiring in 2006. Siskind was an early supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2008 United States presidential election cycle, having supported Clinton's re-election bid to the United States Senate, having taken her daughter to meet Clinton at an event in 2006.
In August 2008, Siskind co-founded The New Agenda in her living room with 30 Hillary Clinton supporters who alleged sexism and misogyny were at play during the 2008 election. The New Agenda is a non-profit organization "dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls by bringing about systemic change in the media, at the workplace, at school and at home"; as of August 2019 she is president of the organization. It focuses on issues that affect the success of women including pay discrimination, sexual assault and sexual harassment. Siskind has drawn criticism from liberals for voting for John McCain over Barack Obama and for her defense of Sarah Palin. Siskind was reported to be one of the earliest supporters of the Me Too movement, sparked by a tweet from Alyssa Milano on October 15, 2017, for which Siskind tweeted her own support within the first hundred minutes. In November 2016, Siskind started keeping a weekly list of not-normal events of the Trump administration, posting the lists on social media.
Siskind indicated that she did not intend to recite normal political disputes, but to catalogue "things that are uncharacteristic of our democracy". In September 2017, she was named in Politico's 2017 "Politico 50". In March 2018 she compiled the first year of weekly lists and published them as The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump's First Year. In June 2018, Siskind started The Weekly List podcast to accompany the lists. In July 2017, the United States Library of Congress began archiving her weekly reports. Siskind acknowledged in an interview the following year that a downside of taking such a public stance is that "I can tweet things that are inarticulate and be attacked for months and get death threats". In 2018, Siskind published The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump's First Year, called one of the best books of 2018 by Carlos Lozada of The Washington Post, her podcast was recognized by Marie Claire in 2019. Siskind organized the 2019 We the People March, a national march advertised as an event to remind elected officials that they work for the American people.
The march took place on September 21, 2019 in Washington D. C. with others in various cities across the United States. Siskind lives in New York with her two children, she is lesbian. Amy Siskind on LinkedIn TheWeeklyList.org The Weekly List podcast The New Agenda Appearances on C-SPAN
Johann Baptist Wendling was a flute player and composer of the Mannheim School. He held the position of principal flute in the Mannheim and Munich court orchestras under directors Johann Stamitz and Christian Cannabich, was acknowledged as one of the finest virtuosos of his time. Wendling was born in Alsace, he was employed at the court of Deux-Ponts from 1745 and joined the Mannheim court orchestra in 1752 as principal flautist. He married the soprano Dorothea Wendling née Spurni in Mannheim on 9 January 1752. Wendling went on many successful concert tours throughout Europe, including several times to Paris where he performed at the Concert Spirituel. In 1778 he continued to perform, he died in Munich. Wendling was renowned for his virtuosity and for his expressive playing, his influence as a performer can be found in the compositions of all the important composers of the Mannheim school, including Johann Stamitz, Ignaz Holzbauer, Christian Cannabich, Anton Fils, Ignaz Fränzl, he had significant personal and musical contact with Johann Christian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and influenced their conception of the capabilities of the flute.
In 1778 Mozart wrote the solo flute part of his Sinfonia concertante for Wendling, believed by some to be related to the Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds. In 1781 Wendling took part in the premiere of Mozart's opera Idomeneo in Munich, with his wife Dorothea performing the part of Ilia and his brother's wife Elisabeth the part of Elettra. Ilia's second aria contains a four-part obbligato for flute, oboe and horn, composed by Mozart for Wendling and his colleagues. Wendling was active as a flute teacher, not only of noble amateurs but of the next generation of professionals, his most notable pupils were Duke Christian IV of Deux-Ponts, Elector Carl Theodor of Mannheim, the Duke of Guines, Johann Baptist Becke, Johann Georg Metzger, Johann Nikolaus Heroux and Jakob Heinrich Appold. The Mozart family heard Wendling play in a concert in Schwetzingen on 18 July 1763. Leopold Mozart wrote the next day: "I had the pleasure to hear, besides good singers of both sexes, the admirable flauto traverso, Wendling."The German pianist and poet Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart heard Wendling in Mannheim in 1773 and wrote: "Wendling, an excellent flautist who knows how to combine true principles with finished execution.
His performance is clear and beautiful, his tone full and incisive in the low and high registers. He is more proud of bringing out the beautiful and the pleasing than the difficult, rapid or rushed."Another contemporary, the Bavarian lexicographer Felix Joseph Lipowsky, wrote: "Wendling was one of the foremost flute players of his time, was universally treasured and renowned as one of the greatest virtuosos of this instrument. He made several tours, found extraordinary acclaim in all the great cities, courts of kings and princes; when he played the flute at the Concert Spirituel in 1780, he won great honour, universal glory, the loudest applause." Wendling's works were published in France, England and Germany, they all feature the flute. His works are now being re-issued by major international music publishers, including Schott, Heinrichshofen and Hug. A quartet in G major published under Wendling's name is a misattribution. 12 sonatas for flute and basso 39 duets for two flutes 30 trios for flute and cello 3 quartets for flute, violin and cello 14 concertos for flute and orchestra Anspacher, Peter.
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