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Gurzil Dispels the Darkness

Subject: Religion

(Libya) Gurzil, the sun god, was worshiped among the Huwwara of Tripolitania well into the eleventh century, long after the Arab conquest. This deity was a protector, a guide, ...

Gruskin, Shelley

Gruskin, Shelley (20 July 1936)   Reference library

Michael Fleming

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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203 words

...can be heard on many of the group's recordings. In 1965 he formed the Philidor Trio with the soprano Elizabeth Humes and the harpsichordist Edward Smith; the group toured and recorded until 1980 when it was dissolved. A versatile and spirited player, Gruskin has done much to dispel long-held notions about the intractability of early woodwind instruments. He taught music history and early-music performance practice at the New England Conservatory of Music, the Hartt College of Music, and Queens College in New York. In 1978 he became artist-in-residence at...

Hackett, Charles

Hackett, Charles (4 Nov 1889)   Reference library

Richard Dyer and Elizabeth Forbes

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
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Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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257 words

...performance. He continued to sing until 1939 . Hackett made a number of records, including duets with Maria Barrientos and Rosa Ponselle; they document a secure technique and a certain elegance, though there is also a sense of routine about them. That sense is completely dispelled by the sweep and finesse of his style in a recording of a Metropolitan Opera broadcast of Gounod's Roméo et Juliette from 1935 . Bibliography L.F. Holdridge : “Charles Hackett,” Record Collector , xxii (1974–5), 173–214 Richard Dyer , Elizabeth Forbes...

Clifton, Arthur

Clifton, Arthur (1784)   Reference library

J. Bunker Clark

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
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Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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636 words

...Wolfe, 1964 ) Opera: The Enterprise, or Love and Pleasure (1822); Baltimore, 27 May 1822 [18 nos. pubd separately (1823)] Songs: Bliss! (1820); The Myrtle Cottage Maid (1820); True Beauty (1820); Hark, Hark! Over Valley and Hill, Light Skims thro’ the Air, Morning Dews the Sun Dispelling [incidental music for Cherry and Fair Star (1826–29)]; I Still May Boast my Will is Free, duet (1827); Lady, Why art thou So Fair? (1827); Annual Coronation Ode (1831); at least 35 others Pf: Military Serenade, with fl, vc (1820); An Original Air, variations (1820); 2 Waltzes...

Marley, Bob

Marley, Bob (6 Feb 1945)   Reference library

Mike Alleyne

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
635 words

...as the “Album of the Century.” The 1978 follow-up Kaya (Island) provoked criticism that Marley was losing his edge, seemingly focused on love rather than revolution. The world-conquering tour that produced the Babylon by Bus live double album (also Island, 1978 ) dispelled doubts, although that album's sales were significantly lower than the three preceding studio projects. Survival in 1979 (Island) reasserted Marley's political commentary credentials, aptly demonstrated on “Zimbabwe,” which he performed during that country's independence...

Sikkim

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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931 words

...with flowing scarves and an apron upon which is painted a protective, wrathful deity. The dancers wear huge, colorful masks, also wrathful in expression. In Buddhism, a non-theistic religion, a deity represents a state of mind; these protective deities often symbolize the dispelling of negative energies and the inviting in of positive, benevolent ones. [For related discussion, see India .] Chopra, P. N. Sikkim . New Delhi, 1979. Das, Amal Kumar . The Lepchas of Darjeeling District . Calcutta, 1962. Gowloog, Rip Roshina . Lingthem Revisited: Social...

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Shostakovich, Dmitri (25 September)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
1,434 words

...of Russian ballet music. Lopukhov, already much criticized for the modernism of his choreography, was dismissed from his position as director of the Maly (now Modest Mussorgsky ) Theater. Shostakovich was disgraced, and although the cloud over his reputation was somewhat dispelled two years later by the Fifth Symphony (subtitled “a Soviet artist's response to justified criticism”), he composed no more ballets; a later project for a ballet on the life of the nineteenth-century poet Mikhail Lermontov came to nothing. Shostakovich continued to be regarded...

Tiv Dance

Tiv Dance   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
1,317 words

...At village markets, held every five days, men and women perform in their separate teams for hours, encircled by dense crowds of enthusiastic spectators. Gifts of money are lavished on skilled performers, who hold a position of prestige because their dance has the power to dispel witchcraft and “mend the earth.” A dance song, “The Sun Is a Man, the Moon Is a Woman,” voices the contrast between men's and women's dance. Men express their strength in a variety of dance styles. In the ingough , they circle around four drummers in a dance divided into a...

Kohomba Kankariya

Kohomba Kankariya   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
1,028 words

...figures are also dramatized. Frenzied dances depict the chase of the boar by the King of the Flower. The closing ceremony, toward morning, is the shooting of the banana flower with the ceremonial bow and arrow. At the conclusion, the storehouse is pulled down and set on fire to dispel all evil influences. Of the various propitiatory dance rituals of Sinhala rural folk, the Kohomba Kankariya is the most elaborate and costly. For this reason, its performance is a rare event today. [For articles on other dance traditions in Sri Lanka, see Kandyan Dance ; Kandy...

Gloriana

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The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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1,494 words

...on public ceremonial. The difficulties Britten experienced with Gloriana , and its early reception, may help to explain why Britten failed to compose the much‐mooted King Lear and tended to avoid ‘grand opera’. His great achievements in this more intimate medium cannot wholly dispel a sense of regret for what might have been. Arnold...

Tibet

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
2,980 words

...eliminating the obstacles which threatened to halt the construction of the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet. Dance was not considered contrary to religion but rather an integral part of its worship: Padmasambhava rose into the sky, where he performed a threatening dance that dispelled the opposition, and the shadow he cast on the ground marked the boundaries of Bsam-yas monastery. The oral tradition and the texts agree that the first known Buddhist dance in Tibet was performed during the time of Padmasambhava. However, other forms of masked dance and musical...

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