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Igor Stravinsky

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian composer and conductor. He is considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. Stravinsky's compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity, he first achieved international fame with three ballets commissioned by the impresario Serge Diaghilev and first performed in Paris by Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: The Firebird and The Rite of Spring. The latter transformed the way in which subsequent composers thought about rhythmic structure and was responsible for Stravinsky's enduring reputation as a musical revolutionary who pushed the boundaries of musical design, his "Russian phase" which continued with works such as Renard, the Soldier's Tale and Les Noces, was followed in the 1920s by a period in which he turned to neoclassicism. The works from this period tended to make use of traditional musical forms, drawing on earlier styles from the 18th century. In the 1950s, Stravinsky adopted serial procedures, his compositions of this period shared traits with examples of his earlier output: rhythmic energy, the construction of extended melodic ideas out of a few two- or three-note cells and clarity of form, of instrumentation.

Stravinsky was born on 17 June 1882 in the town of Oranienbaum on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, situated 25 miles west of Saint Petersburg. His father, Fyodor Ignatievich Stravinsky, was an established bass opera singer in the Kiev Opera House and the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg and his mother, Anna Kirillovna Stravinskaya, a native of Kiev, was one of four daughters of a high-ranking official in the Kiev Ministry of Estates. Stravinsky was the third of their four sons; the Stravinsky family was of Polish and Russian heritage, descended "from a long line of Polish grandees and landowners." It is traceable to the 17th and 18th centuries to the bearers of the Soulima and Strawinski coat of arms. The original family surname was Soulima-Stravinsky. On 10 August 1882, Stravinsky was baptised at Nikolsky Cathedral in Saint Petersburg; until 1914, he spent most of his summers in the town of Ustilug, now in Ukraine, where his father-in-law owned an estate. Stravinsky's first school was The Second Saint Petersburg Gymnasium, where he stayed until his mid-teens.

He moved to Gourevitch Gymnasium, a private school, where he studied history and six languages. Stravinsky expressed his general distaste for schooling and recalled being a lonely pupil: "I never came across anyone who had any real attraction for me". Stravinsky took to music at an early age and began regular piano lessons at age nine, followed by tuition in music theory and composition. At around eight years old, he attended a performance of Tchaikovsky's ballet The Sleeping Beauty at the Mariinsky Theatre which began a lifelong interest in ballets and the composer himself. By age fifteen, Stravinsky had mastered Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto No. 1 and finished a piano reduction of a string quartet by Glazunov, who considered Stravinsky unmusical and thought little of his skills. Despite Stravinsky's enthusiasm and ability in music, his parents expected him to study law and at first, took to the subject. In 1901, he enrolled at the University of Saint Petersburg studying criminal law and legal philosophy, but attendance at lectures was optional and he estimated that he turned up to fewer than fifty in his four years of study.

In the summer of 1902, Stravinsky stayed with composer and orchestrator Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and his family in Heidelberg, after he had met Vladimir, the youngest son of Rimsky-Korsakov and a fellow pupil at the University of Saint Petersburg, wished to meet his father about his musical aspirations. Rimsky-Korsakov, arguably the leading Russian composer at this time, suggested to Stravinsky that he should not enter the Saint Petersburg Conservatory but continue private lessons in theory. By the time of his father's death from cancer in 1902, Stravinsky was spending more time studying music than law, his decision to pursue music full time was helped when the university was closed for two months in 1905 in the aftermath of Bloody Sunday, which prevented him from taking his final law exams. In April 1906, Stravinsky concentrated on music thereafter. In 1905, he regarded him as a second father; these lessons continued until Rimsky-Korsakov's death in 1908. Stravinsky completed his first composition during this time, the Symphony in E-flat, catalogued as Opus 1.

In the wake of Rimsky-Korsakov's death, Stravinsky composed Funeral Song, Op. 5, performed once and considered lost until its discovery in 2015. In August 1905, Stravinsky became engaged to Katherine Gavrylivna Nosenko. In spite of the Orthodox Church's opposition to marriage between first cousins, the couple married on 23 January 1906, they lived in the family's residence at 66 Kryukov Cannal in Saint Petersburg before they moved into a new home in Ustilug, which Stravinsky designed and built which he called his "heavenly place" and wrote many of his first compositions there. It is now museum with documents and photographs on display, the annual Stravinsky Festival takes place in the nearby town of Lutsk. Stravinsky and Nosenko's first two children and Ludmila, were born in 1907 and 1908, respectivel

Masketta Fall

Masketta Fall were an Australian pop-rock group formed in 2012 by Braden Ross on vocals, Ben Downing on vocals and guitar, Daniel Molivas on vocals and guitar, Jamie Ross on drums, Ryan Spiller on bass guitar. They released a studio album, four extended plays and six singles, they supported tours by other artists, 5 Seconds of Summer, You Me at Six and Tonight Alive, American Authors, the Vamps and Demi Lovato. They headlined their own tours of Australia. On 3 May 2017 Masketta Fall announced an indefinite hiatus. Masketta Fall were formed in 2012 as an alternative rock group in Werribee, a suburb of Melbourne, by Braden Ross on vocals, Ben Downing on vocals and guitar, Daniel Molivas on vocals and guitar, Jamie Ross on drums and Ryan Spiller on bass guitar and keyboards. Molivas and the Ross brothers had all attended Werribee Secondary College; the group's name refers to a dog that Daniel was walking along a beach, which fell down a cliff but survived. The group played shows at high schools, busked out front of live venues, formed an online fan group, the Masketeers.

The band supported a national tour by For Our Hero in mid-2012 and 5 Seconds of Summer in August. They independently released their debut extended play, Something Beautiful, in September with the associated single, "Do You Wanna Dance"; the track was co-written by Molivas. Masketta Fall supported a tour by Anberlin in August 2013, they headlined their own tour in October and November to promote their second EP, with its title track issued as a single. It was co-written by Downing and Ross with Michael Delorenzis and Michael Paynter. Spiller left soon after and the group continued as a four-piece. In November 2014 Masketta Fall signed a record deal with Universal Music Australia after being scouted whilst on tour with American indie rock band, American Authors, their first single on the label, "Summertime Girls", was released on 5 December 2014, which gained high rotation on Australian commercial radio. It was co-written by Downing, Ross and Paynter, it peaked at No. 6 on the ARIA Hitseekers Singles Chart.

In 2015 the band supported the Vamps, Demi Lovato and McBusted across Australia, headlined Canberra's annual Sky Fire event with over 100,000 in attendance. Their next single "Love Me Like That" was released on 15 January 2016, their debut album, appeared on 25 November 2016 along with its lead single, "I Believe". On 3 May 2017 the band announced on social media that Daniel Molivas was ill with chronic fatigue syndrome and his condition wasn't improving, leaving him unable to work; as a result, they announced. Supporting act 5 Seconds of Summer Twenty Twelve Tour Anberlin Australian Tour Warped Tour Australia You Me at Six and Tonight Alive Tour American Authors Australia Tour The Vamps McBusted Demi Lovato Demi World Tour – Australian leg Headline Something Beautiful EP Launch Tour Do You Wanna Dance Tour Parachute EP Launch Tour "Big Dog" Adventure Official website

Isla UmbĂș

Isla Umbú is a village in the Ñeembucú department of Paraguay, about 12 km south of Pilar. It is known as the watershed of dairy Ñeembucú. There are 320 people. At the entrance of the village there is a monument. Caters to the city of Pilar with some 3,000 liters of milk a day. Isla Umbu has the charm of these old towns, it was founded in 1860 by order of Don Carlos Antonio López in a quiet spot Ñeembucú, surrounded by swamps. The streets of the city have a natural grass covering, which gives it a serene quiet with little vehicle traffic; these are motorcycles and carts the most common means of locomotion flowing through the dirt roads. On one side of the church is the block of buildings at the time was the founding Cabildo and Army barracks in campaign. At its construction and wood were used tacuara intertwined with strings of leather and mud. A few years ago, the house was restored and for the Historical Museum Cnel. Pedro Hermosa, in tribute to a former soldier of the War of 70. History tells us that "After completing the Paraguayan War, Colonel Hermosa returned to this area and married Juanita Pesoa, the lover of Mariscal López.

Students receive education in the Elementary School No. 265 St. Athanasius, at the College National Contralmirante Ramon E. Martino and Center youth and adult education; the breeding of livestock and agricultural work are the main activities to those involved. People grow corn and vegetables. Part of the economic items beekeeping and milk production, traded on a daily basis with neighbor Pilar. In a document of the year 1785 slogan that Gov. Pedro Melo of Portugal ordered to Mr. Juan Jara of organizing the population of territorial space ranging from the Villa del Pilar, Curupayty up to prevent the entry of Indian infidels. "We agreed to give each family animals. At that time they said Isla Umbú and a place in the not too distant had a chapel, called Lord's Chapel, it is assumed that the crucified Christ, now located above the altar was the first patron saint of Isla Umbú, "explains. Among sets of old houses is the greatest treasure Isla Umbú, it is the original church, started lifting two years after the foundation, dated 1860.

The book maintains the colonial-style architectural features of the 19th century: thick adobe walls and roof that mixes karanda'y, tacuarillas and tiles. Floors have a loft that serves to the choir. A large wooden cross solid times initial environmental input to the sacred enclosure, stored in its internal solemn airs. At the heart of the simple wooden altar, sits St. Athanasius, they say the voices popular that the holy warrior was appointed skipper of Isla Umbú following a request for help made by Marshal Francisco Solano López during the Paraguayan War. On May 2, 1866, before the battle of Estero Bellaco, Marshal López made a promise to St. Athanasius, who earned if the confrontation, it would designate patron saint of the first church in Paraguay after completion of that event of war, and as it was, he was in appreciation for the triumph. At the top of the altarpiece, located carving of a crucified Christ, was recorded the Paraguayan national shield: the star among the palm and olive trees.

The Church: In 1970, became the first restoration work at the church. It replaced the old pieces of wood which were damaged by the effects of time and termites. A portion of the roof on the altarpiece. Since the old buildings were declared historical and cultural heritage of the nation; the community, again placing the bell in its original place and redo the wood, as was the original. The community has an active participation in the preservation of historical heritage and tourist city; the Historical Museum Isla Umbú was again rehabilitated four years ago. A group of villagers were searching relics to the acquis, they have done an awareness campaign through the radio program that the City has once a week in a transmitter of Pilar, for people who had some things related story done or provide the Commune order to expose the museum. People responded favorably. Many people approached their belongings familiar to assemble collections, it was a thorough job of go house to house across the district and so we were able to collect assets that today are on display.

In the halls of the museum can be seen from a trunk tajy hand carved, used by some families of the area as a water container and other times to save seed consumption, until wearing priests of the parish. There are old mess utensils, sewing machines, urns voting, trunks and photos of veterans of the Chaco War. In another room are located the remains of War 70: remnants of weapons, Yatagan, gun bullets, wheeled carts, running boards, found in Tajy and Boquerón, existing companies Umbu Island, it raises the curiosity of visitors a bed of iron, artistically worked, which belonged to Juanita Pesoa. And in the courtroom, supposed Marshal Lopez when she hosted the Intendant of the Army, Excel tables in oil signed by the painter Bartolome Martinez. In several paintings are scenes of bloody battles in some others women delivering their jewellery to Marshal, portraits of Paraguayan hero, Madama Lynch and Pancha Garmendia.'La Laguna Chapel' is located alongside the central sector of Isla Umbu, is an attractive area of distraction.

With a privileged landscape gives clear water and green environment, steals the attention of holidaymakers during the season. During the patron festival of May 2, Isla Umbu was crowded. Returning villagers who emigrated in search of better employment alternatives in Asunción, Ciudad del Este