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String quintet

A string quintet is a musical composition for five string players. As an extension to the string quartet, a string quintet includes a fifth string instrument a second viola or a second cello, or a double bass. Notable examples of classic "viola quintets", in four movement form include those of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Other examples were written by composers including Felix Mendelssohn. A famous "cello quintet" is Franz Schubert's Quintet in C major. Antonín Dvořák's Quintet Op. 77 uses a double bass, Mozart's famous Eine kleine Nachtmusik may be performed with this instrumentation. Alternative additions include piano. A more unusual form of string quintet is the violin quintet composed of 3 violins, a viola and a cello; the term string quintet may refer to a group of five players. The ensemble was standard in 17th century Italy and can be seen as early as 1607 in Claudio Monteverdi's opera, L'Orfeo. Arnold Bax – Quintet Frank Bridge – Quintet in E minor Ludwig van Beethoven – Quintet, Op. 29, sometimes called the Storm Quintet.

Johannes Brahms – two Quintets, Op. 88 and Op. 111. The third movement Minuet of the Cello Quintet Op.11 No.5 is well known. Alexander Borodin – Quintet in F minor Luigi Cherubini – Quintet in E minor Felix Otto Dessoff – Quintet, Op. 10 Friedrich Dotzauer – Quintet in D minor, Op. 134 Felix Draeseke – Quintet in F, Op. 77 Friedrich Gernsheim – Quintet Op. 89 in E♭ Alexander Glazunov – Quintet in A, Op. 39 Karl Goldmark – Quintet in A minor, Op. 9 Theodore Gouvy – Quintet in G, op 55 is on IMSLP August Klughardt – Quintet in G minor, Op. 62 Frank MartinPavane couleur du temps, 1920, 7', For quintet. Darius Milhaud – Quintet Op. 350 George Onslow – twenty-five of his thirty-four string quintets are Cello Quintets. 163, D 956 Peter Seabourne – Quintet for Two Violins and Two Cellos Robert Simpson – Quintet Ethel Smyth – Quintet in E major, Op. 1 Sergei Taneyev – Quintet in G, Op. 14 Ferdinand Thieriot – several Quintets. Carl VineString Quintet Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, String Quintet Franz Clement and Polonaise in E major Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, Polonaise, Op.17 Charles Martin Loeffler – one Violin Quintet (three violins

Peep Show (Goudie album)

Peep Show is the debut album by Goudie. It was recorded at Brooklyn Bridge Studio in Texas; the song "Julia" is the result of a collaboration between Johnny Goudie and Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Go's. The song "When Will You Be Mine" features vocals by Aimee Mann; the album was recorded twice. The initial sessions took place in Los Angeles with producer Fred Maher and featured Lars Ulrich playing drums on "When Will You Be Mine." The band was not satisfied with the result of the Los Angeles sessions, considering the album too glossy and not edgy enough. They returned to Austin, Texas with producer Mike McCarthy, where they recorded the version of the album that would be released. "Baby Hello" "Sugar Daddy" "Tonight" "Valentine" "Julia" "Buy Me" "Shy" "Made" "Strange" "Terminal" "Drag City" "When Will You Be Mine?"

Cecil Bancroft

Cecil Franklin Patch Bancroft was an American educator and 8th Principal of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts from 1873 to 1901. Bancroft was born on November 25, 1839 in New Ipswich, New Hampshire to James Bancroft and Sarah Kimball. At an early age he was cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Patch of Ashby, the neighboring town. While not adopted, they named him Cecil Franklin Patch Bancroft, adding Franklin Patch after the son Mr. and Mrs. Patch had who died, he attended public schools in Ashby as well as the Appleton Academy in New Ipswich. He entered Dartmouth College in 1856 at the age of sixteen and graduated in 1860 near the top of his class. Bancroft continued his education, he took classes at the Union Theological Seminary in New York City during the 1864-65 academic year. While there he was a member of the United States Christian Commission, traveling to support soldiers during the Civil War, he transferred to the Andover Theological Seminary where he would graduate in 1867. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1860, Bancroft became the principal of the Appleton Academy in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire.

While principal he met Frances A. Kittredge, one of his students. In 1867 he quit his job to marry Miss. Kittredge and move to Lookout Mountain, Tennessee where he would become principal of a school there; the school ran out of funds in 1872 and the founder quit the project, leaving Bancroft unemployed. Thus he decided to take the next year abroad in Italy. A year in Halle, Germany he received a cable message with an offer for principalship at Phillips Academy, he had the opportunity to stay in Italy but in reflection, he felt the choice to move was natural. During his time in Andover, he was offered a similar position at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon but declined. Bancroft accepted an offer from the Trustees of Phillips Academy while in Italy and was named 8th Principal on May 17, 1873, he began his tenure that year, arriving in Andover on July 31, 1873, living in Double Brick House. He came at a time of decline for the school. Funds were low, student enrollment was decreasing, the school's reputation was falling.

As Principal, he took advantage of the school's centennial celebration in 1878 to launch a campaign, reaching out to alumni, decedents of alumni and founders of the school, others. Over the next two decades he brought about the creation of new buildings, increased the size of the faculty from eight to 22 and the student body from 237 to over 400, added to the endowment, all of which added to the quality of education. Cecil was a trustee of Dartmouth College, the Andover Theological Seminary, the State Hospital at Tewksbury, the State Farm at Bridgewater. Bancroft married Frances A. Kittredge on May 1867 in Mont Vernon, they met while Bancroft was principal the Appleton School and married soon after he resigned with plans to travel together to Lookout Mountain, Tennessee for Bancroft's new job. Together they had five children, three sons and two daughters, some of whom resided in New Haven and Stamford. Kittredge died on March 1898, only three years before Bancroft. Andover Theological Seminary Alumni Association.

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Banded bullfrog

The banded bullfrog is a type of frog in the microhylid family. It is known as the Asian painted frog, rice frog, bubble frog. In the pet trade, it is sometimes called the chubby frog, they have round bodies with cream stomachs. The distinctive stripes down the side can range from copper-brown to salmon pink in color. Males have darker throats than females. Frogs grow to about 8 cm with females being larger than males, they may live for as long as 10 years. This frog is native to Southeast Asia, lives on the forest floor, in rice fields, inside homes; these frogs are voracious eaters, will eat flies, moths, grasshoppers and more. Painted frogs eat in the evening. Like many other narrow-mouthed frogs, painted frogs have the ability to expand themselves when threatened, to secrete toxic glue-like substances from their bodies as a defense mechanism, they are able to survive dry conditions by burying themselves in the ground and waiting for rain. The species is a potential invasive species, it has been introduced and become established in Guam, Singapore and Sulawesi with specimens noted in Australia and New Zealand.

In India, the frogs call after the first heavy monsoon showers in April–May. The males call while afloat in pools of water; the pulses of the calls recorded in India were 28–56 per second with a frequency range of 50–1760 Hz. In Thailand the dominant frequency was 18 -- 21 pulses/call; the tadpoles can metamorphose in as little as two weeks. These frogs are big eaters and are slow, they are ant specialists, consuming up to a couple hundred ants in one night, can be found sitting along an ant trail picking off individuals one by one. Mealworms can be fed once a week or so if one Asian Painted Frog is kept at home, but should not make up most of its diet they can be used as a laxative. Chubby Frogs are sold in pet stores, they are sensitive to chlorine in water. They are maintained in aquariums with substrate choices consisting of peat–soil mixes or potting soil with sphagnum moss, they need high humidity and prefer temperatures of 80–85 °F. Media related to Kaloula pulchra at Wikimedia Commons Amphibian and Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia - Kaloula pulchra

La visita (2014 film)

La visita is a 2014 Chilean drama, It's Mauricio López Fernández's first feature-length film, with a script written by himself. The worldwide premiere was in October 2014 in competition at the Valdivia International Film Festival and in 2015, it was presented at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, CinéLatino Toulouse and in France, at the Rencontres du Cinéma Sud-Américain, when it won the First Prize for Best Film and Best Actress for Daniela Vega in her film debut. In an old house on the outskirts of Santiago a wake ceremony for Coya's husband has been prepared. Coya is the maid who has served the family for many years, and, considered part of her. For the effects of the ceremony they are waiting the arrival of Felipe, the only son of Coya, who has now transitioned and returned as Elena, a trans woman; this unexpected event will be more important than the wake itself and will upset the conservatism of the family, unleashing conflicts and frustrations that will reach Tete, the owner of the house, who suffers because of her husband's infidelity.

Daniela Vega, as Elena Claudia Cantero, as "Tete" Rosa Ramírez, as Coya Paulo Brunetti, as Enrique Carmen Barros, as the grandma

Commonplace book

Commonplace books are a way to compile knowledge by writing information into books. They have been kept from antiquity, were kept during the Renaissance and in the nineteenth century; such books are scrapbooks filled with items of every kind: recipes, letters, tables of weights and measures, prayers, legal formulas. Commonplaces are used by readers, writers and scholars as an aid for remembering useful concepts or facts; each one is unique to its creator's particular interests but they always include passages found in other texts, sometimes accompanied by the compiler's responses. They became significant in Early Modern Europe. "Commonplace" is a translation of the Latin term locus communis which means "a general or common topic", such as a statement of proverbial wisdom. In this original sense, commonplace books were collections of such sayings, such as John Milton's example. Scholars now understand them to include manuscripts in which an individual collects material which have a common theme, such as ethics, or exploring several themes in one volume.

Commonplace books are private collections of information. In 1685 the English Enlightenment philosopher John Locke wrote a treatise in French on commonplace books, translated into English in 1706 as A New Method of Making Common-Place-Books, "in which techniques for entering proverbs, ideas, speeches were formulated. Locke gave specific advice on how to arrange material by subject and category, using such key topics as love, politics, or religion. Commonplace books, it must be stressed, are not journals, which are chronological and introspective."By the early eighteenth century they had become an information management device in which a note-taker stored quotations and definitions. They were used in private households to collate ethical or informative texts, sometimes alongside recipes or medical formulae. For women, who were excluded from formal higher education, the commonplace book could be a repository of intellectual references; the gentlewoman Elizabeth Lyttelton kept one from the 1670s to 1713 and a typical example was published by Mrs Anna Jameson in 1855, including headings such as Ethical Fragments.

Commonplace books were used by scientists and other thinkers in the same way that a database might now be used: Carl Linnaeus, for instance, used commonplacing techniques to invent and arrange the nomenclature of his Systema Naturae. The commonplace book was a lifelong habit: for example the English-Australian artist Georgina McCrae kept a commonplace book from 1828-1865. Precursors to the commonplace book were the records kept by Roman and Greek philosophers of their thoughts and daily meditations including quotations from other thinkers; the practice of keeping a journal such as this was recommended by Stoics such as Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, whose own work Meditations was a private record of thoughts and quotations. The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, a courtier in tenth and eleventh century Japan is a private book of anecdote and poetry, daily thoughts and lists. However, none of these includes the wider range of sources associated with commonplace books. A number of renaissance scholars kept something resembling a commonplace book - for example Leonardo da Vinci, who described his notebook as a commonplace book is structured: "A collection without order, drawn from many papers, which I have copied here, hoping to arrange them each in its place, according to the subjects of which they treat."

During the course of the fifteenth century, the Italian peninsula was the site of a development of two new forms of book production: the deluxe registry book and the zibaldone. What differentiated. Giovanni Rucellai, the compiler of one of the most sophisticated examples of the genre, defined it as a "salad of many herbs."Zibaldone were always paper codices of small or medium format – never the large desk copies of registry books or other display texts. They lacked the lining and extensive ornamentation of other deluxe copies. Rather than miniatures, zibaldone incorporate the author's sketches. Zibaldone were in cursive scripts and contained what palaeographer Armando Petrucci describes as "an astonishing variety of poetic and prose texts." Devotional, technical and literary texts appear side-by-side in no discernible order. The juxtaposition of taxes paid, currency exchange rates, medicinal remedies and favourite quotations from Augustine and Virgil portrays a developing secular, literate culture.

By far the most popular of literary selections were the works of Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca and Giovanni Boccaccio: the "Three Crowns" of the Florentine vernacular traditions. These collections have been used by modern scholars as a source for interpreting how merchants and artisans interacted with the literature and visual arts of the Florentine Renaissance; the best-known zibaldone is Giacomo Leopardi's nineteenth-century Zibaldone di pensieri, however it departs from the early modern genre of commonplace books and is rather comparable to the intellectual diary, practiced, for example, by Lichtenberg, Coleridge, among others. By the seventeenth century, commonplacing had become a recognized practice, formally taught to college students in such institutions as Oxford. John Locke appended his indexing scheme for commonplace books to a