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Isaac Albéniz

Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz y Pascual was a Spanish virtuoso pianist and conductor. He is one of the foremost composers of the Post-Romantic era who had a significant influence on his contemporaries and younger composers, he is best known for his piano works based on Spanish folk music idioms. Transcriptions of many of his pieces, such as Asturias, Sevilla, Cadiz, Córdoba, Cataluña, Tango in D, are important pieces for classical guitar, though he never composed for the guitar; the personal papers of Albéniz are preserved, among other institutions, in the Biblioteca de Catalunya. Born in Camprodon, province of Girona, to Ángel Albéniz and his wife, Maria de los Dolores Pascual, Albéniz was a child prodigy who first performed at the age of four. At age seven, after taking lessons from Antoine François Marmontel, he passed the entrance examination for piano at the Conservatoire de Paris, but he was refused admission because he was believed to be too young. By the time he had reached 12, he had made many attempts to run away from home.

His concert career began at the age of nine when his father toured both Isaac and his sister, throughout northern Spain. A popular myth is, he found himself in Cuba to the United States, giving concerts in New York and San Francisco and travelled to Liverpool and Leipzig. By age 15, he had given concerts worldwide; this story is not false, Albéniz did travel the world as a performer. This can be attested by comparing Isaac's concert dates with his father's travel itinerary. In 1876, after a short stay at the Leipzig Conservatory, he went to study at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels after King Alfonso's personal secretary, Guillermo Morphy, obtained him a royal grant. Count Morphy thought of Albéniz, who would dedicate Sevilla to Morphy's wife when it premiered in Paris in January 1886. In 1880 Albéniz went to Budapest, Hungary, to study with Franz Liszt, only to find out that Liszt was in Weimar, Germany. In 1883 he met the teacher and composer Felip Pedrell, who inspired him to write Spanish music such as the Chants d'Espagne.

The first movement of that suite retitled after the composer's death as Asturias, is most famous today as part of the classical guitar repertoire though it was composed for piano. At the 1888 Barcelona Universal Exposition, the piano manufacturer Érard sponsored a series of 20 concerts featuring Albéniz's music; the apex of Albéniz's concert career is considered to be 1889 to 1892 when he had concert tours throughout Europe. During the 1890s Albéniz lived in Paris. For London he wrote some musical comedies which brought him to the attention of the wealthy Francis Money-Coutts, 5th Baron Latymer. Money-Coutts commissioned and provided him with librettos for the opera Henry Clifford and for a projected trilogy of Arthurian operas; the first of these, was thought to have been lost but has been reconstructed and performed. Albéniz never completed Lancelot, he never began Guinevere, the final part. In 1900 he returned to writing piano music. Between 1905 and 1908 he composed his final masterpiece, Iberia, a suite of twelve piano "impressions".

In 1883 the composer married his student Rosina Jordana. They had two children who lived into adulthood: Alfonso. Another child, died in 1886, two other children died in infancy, his great-granddaughter is former wife of Nicolas Sarkozy. Albéniz died from his kidney disease on 18 May 1909 at age 48 in Cambo-les-Bains, in Labourd, south-western France. Only a few weeks before his death, the government of France awarded Albéniz its highest honor, the Grand-Croix de la Légion d'honneur, he is buried at the Montjuïc Barcelona. Albéniz's early works were "salon style" music. Albéniz's first published composition, Marcha Militar, appeared in 1868. A number of works written before this are now lost, he continued composing in traditional styles ranging from Jean-Philippe Rameau, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt until the mid-1880s. He wrote at least five zarzuelas, of which all but two are now lost; the best source on the works is Albéniz himself. He is quoted as commenting on his earlier period works as:There are among them a few things that are not worthless.

The music is a bit infantile, spirited. I believe that the people are right when they continue to be moved by Córdoba, Mallorca, by the copla of the Sevillanas, by the Serenata, Granada. In all of them I now note that there is less musical science, less of the grand idea, but more colour, flavour of olives; that music of youth, with its little sins and absurdities that point out the sentimental affectation... appears to me like the carvings in the Alhambra, those peculiar arabesques that say nothing with their turns and shapes, but which are like the air, like the sun, like the blackbirds or like the nightingales of its gardens. They are more valuable than all else of Moorish Spain, which though we may not like it, is the true Spain

The Little Minister (1934 film)

The Little Minister is a 1934 American drama film starring Katharine Hepburn and directed by Richard Wallace. The screenplay by Jane Murfin, Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman is based on the 1891 novel and subsequent 1897 play of the same title by J. M. Barrie; the picture was the fifth feature film adaptation following four silent film versions. The original novel was the third of the three "Thrums" novels. Set in rural 1840s Scotland, the plot focuses on labor and class issues while telling the story of Gavin Dishart, a staid cleric newly assigned to Thrums' Auld Licht church, Babbie, a member of the nobility who disguises herself as a gypsy girl in order to interact with the local villagers and protect them from her guardian, Lord Rintoul, who wants to keep them under his control; the conservative Dishart is appalled by the feisty girl, but he soon comes to appreciate her inner goodness. Their romantic liaison scandalizes the townspeople, the minister's position is jeopardized until Dishart's heroism stuns and transforms the hearts of the local villagers.

Katharine Hepburn as Babbie John Beal as Reverend Gavin Dishart Alan Hale as Rob Dow Donald Crisp as Doctor McQueen Lumsden Hare as Tammas Whammond Andy Clyde as Policeman Wearyworld Beryl Mercer as Mrs. Margaret Dishart Billy Watson as Micah Dow Dorothy Stickney as Jean Proctor Mary Gordon as Nanny Webster Frank Conroy as Lord Milford Rintoul Eily Malyon as Lady Evalina Rintoul Reginald Denny as Captain Halliwell Katharine Hepburn rejected the role of Babbie reconsidered, against the advice of her agent Leland Hayward, when Margaret Sullavan was offered the role; the film was budgeted at $650,000, which at the time was considered a high amount, much of it was spent on exterior shooting in California's Sherwood Forest and Laurel Canyon and on the elaborate village set constructed on RKO Forty Acres back lot.. It was RKO's most expensive film of the year and the most expensive film in which Hepburn had appeared; the soundtrack includes the traditional Scottish tunes "The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond," "Comin' Thro' the Rye," and "House of Argyle."

The 3-CD set Max Steiner: The RKO Years 1929-1936 includes ten tracks of incidental music Steiner composed for the film. The film held its world premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. In his review in The New York Times, Andre Sennwald described the film as "a tender and lovingly arranged screen edition of Sir James's rueful little Scottish romance... in its mild-mannered and sober way, The Little Minister proves to be a photoplay of genuine charm." The film was popular but its high cost meant it recorded a loss of $9,000 and contributed to Hepburn's reputation as "box office poison." The Little Minister on IMDb The Little Minister at the TCM Movie Database The Little Minister at AllMovie The Little Minister at the American Film Institute Catalog

Let Me Be the One (Carpenters song)

"Let Me Be the One" is a song written in 1971 by Roger Nichols and Paul Williams. It first appeared on the 1971 album Carpenters by the Carpenters. "Let Me Be the One" is a short song, with a run time of 2:25. Bearing something of a resemblance to "We've Only Just Begun", the song was a potential Carpenters single release in 1971 being Karen Carpenter's choice to follow "For All We Know", but Richard Carpenter doubted the hit potential of "Let Me Be the One" and the choice for single was assigned to "Rainy Days and Mondays"; however the album cut "Let Me Be the One" did receive airplay on MOR radio stations. Paul Williams has described "Let Me Be the One" as "one of those songs that everybody's recorded but it's never been a single, it was used briefly by ABC-TV in 1976 and Channel 9 Australia in 1977: Let us be the one you turn to/ Let us be the one you turn to/ When you need someone you turn to/ Let us be the one."The 1991 remix for "Let Me Be the One" can only be found on the From the Top box set, for which it was released as a promotional single.

It starts off with Karen counting off, Richard's piano line is different from the original 1971 mix found on the Carpenters album. In the original 1971 mix, the song fades out. Karen Carpenter – lead and backing vocals Richard Carpenter – backing vocals, Wurlitzer electric piano, orchestration Joe Osbornbass Hal Blainedrums The earliest evident recording of "Let Me Be the One" was that made by Nanette Workman being one of five songs recorded with producer Tommy Cogbill recorded in late June 1970 at American Sound Studio in Memphis, with "Let Me Be the One" being afforded a UK single release in November 1970 with the singer credited mononymously as Nanette; the song was recorded by Anne Murray for her 1971 album Talk It Over in the Morning with the track being issued as the B-side of Murray's 1972 UK single "Destiny" which spent 4 weeks in the UK Top 50 with a #41 peak on November 4, 1972. Murray recorded the song as a duet with Glen Campbell on the 1971 Glen Campbell/ Anne Murray album Anne Murray - Glen Campbell.

Al Wilson recorded "Let Me Be the One" for his 1974 album La La Peace Song which featured the song in medley with another Nichols/Williams composition: "I Won't Last a Day Without You",: the track: "I Won't Last a Day Without You"/"Let Me Be the One", was issued as a single in December 1974 to reach #18 on the R&B chart in Billboard magazine while crossing-over to both Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart and the mainstream Pop chart the Billboard Hot 100. The song has been recorded by Petula Clark, Clodagh Rodgers, Paul Davis, Malcolm Roberts, Suzanne Lynch, the Temprees, Vikki Carr, Johnny Mathis, Cleo Laine, Jack Jones reached #18 on the US Easy Listening chart in 1971, Shirley Bassey, Matthew Sweet and Diana Ross. Jack JonesAl Wilson Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Kung Fu Palace

Kung Fu Palace is the first album released by Diego's Umbrella. All song written and arranged by Diego's Umbrella. Tyson Maulhardt - Electric guitar Vaughn Lindstrom - Acoustic guitar Michael Pinkham - Drums Kevin Blair - Upright Bass Yair Evnine - Cello, Electric guitar, Lapsteel Guitar Jason Kleinberg - Violin Mike Hicks - Vocals Arlen Ginsberg - Accordion Renee Tyler - Piano Prince Marvelous - Facehorn Produced by John Anaya Coproduced by Diego's Umbrella Recorded at Prairie Sun Studios & Humpback Studios Mixed by John Anaya Mastered by John Cuniberti

2017 Red Bull Air Race of Kazan

The 2017 Red Bull Air Race of Kazan was the fifth round of the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship season, the eleventh season of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. The event was held on Kazanka River in Kazan, Russia, it was the first non-cancelled race taking place in Russia. ^1 Incorrect passing at gate 3 ^2 Safety climb out ^3 Exceeding maximum G in gate 4 ^1 Pylon Hit at gate 4 ^2 Pylon hit at gate 6b ^3 Pylon hit at gate 10 ^4 Pylon hit at gate 10, incorrect passing in gate 14 ^5 Pylon hit at gate 3 ^6 Incorrect passing in gate 14 ^7 Pylon hit gate 10,11 ^8 Pylon hit at gate 4 ^1 Pylon hit ^2 Exceeding start speed limit, incorrect passing ^3 Pylon hit ^4 Pylon hit ^1 Incorrect passing in gate 3 ^2 Pylon hits at gates 10, 11 ^1 Incorrect passing at gate 14 ^2 Pylon hit at gate 4 ^3 Pylon hit at gate 4 ^4 Pylon hit at gate 4 ^1 Incorrect passing in Gate 7 ^2 Pylon hit at gates 4, 7, incorrect passing in gate 14 Challenger Class standings Kazan Red Bull Air Race

Elizabeth Marvel

Elizabeth Marvel is an American actress. Her most prominent roles include Det. Nancy Parras on The District, Solicitor General Heather Dunbar on House of Cards, President Elizabeth Keane on Homeland. Film roles include Burn After Reading. Marvel was born in Orange County and was raised in Mohnton, Pennsylvania, she trained at the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Juilliard School. Since the early 1990s she has appeared in off-Broadway plays. Marvel appeared in many stage productions throughout her career, her first professional role was as Isabella in Measure for Measure at Canada's Stratford Festival in 1992. She has won Obie Awards for her work in Thérèse Raquin and Misalliance, A Streetcar Named Desire and Hedda Gabler, she returned to the role she originated Off-Broadway of Brooke Wyeth in Other Desert Cities, played by Rachel Griffiths in its Broadway premiere. In 2009, for her performance in Fifty Words, she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play. Marvel first gained widespread attention on television, with her four seasons playing the regular role of Nancy Parras in the CBS series The District.

She played a variety of guest and recurring roles on Lights Out, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Nurse Jackie, Person of Interest, 30 Rock, The Good Wife, The Newsroom. In film, Marvel has appeared in Burn After Reading, directed by the Coen brothers, in True Grit, as the adult Mattie Ross, she appeared in The Bourne Legacy and Hyde Park on Hudson. In 2013, she was cast as lead in the CW family drama pilot Blink, opposite John Benjamin Hickey, she most was noted for portraying Heather Dunbar in Netflix's political drama House of Cards. In 2016, she was cast as President-elect Elizabeth Keane for the sixth and seventh seasons of Showtime drama series Homeland. Marvel married actor Bill Camp on September 4, 2004; the couple have one child, a son named Silas, born in 2007. Elizabeth Marvel on IMDb Elizabeth Marvel at the Internet Broadway Database Elizabeth Marvel at the Internet Off-Broadway Database