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Establishment

Subject: Religion

In ecclesiastical usage, the recognition by the State of a particular Church as that of the State. In OT Judaism and in much of the ancient world, religious observance was part of the ...

Coyle, Spencer

Coyle, Spencer   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
28 words

...Spencer ( Britten : Owen Wingrave ). Bass‐bar. Head of a military cramming establishment. Tries to persuade Owen to continue as a soldier. Created (TV 1971 /stage 1973 ) by John Shirley‐Quirk...

Lechmere

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
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29 words

...( Britten : Owen Wingrave ). Ten. A young student with Owen at Coyle's cramming establishment. He can't wait to go to war and fight. Created ( 1971 TV/ 1973 ) by Nigel Douglas...

Kresnik, Johann

Kresnik, Johann (12 Dec. 1939)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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101 words

..., and director . He studied at the ballet school of Graz Theatre, and joined the company in 1959 , moving to Bremen ( 1960 ) and then Cologne ( 1962 ). From 1968 to 1979 he was ballet master at the Bremen theatre and created numerous works, many with powerful, anti-establishment messages, including PIGasUS ( 1970 ). He was then in Heidelberg ( 1980–89 ), back in Bremen as director of his own company ( 1989–94 ), and finally in Berlin. He has also worked freelance as choreographer and theatre...

Norway

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
102 words

...Norway Classical ballet activity in Norway dates back to the formation of the Ny Norsk Ballett in 1945 which evolved into the Norwegian National Ballet . Modern dance did not take root until the late 1980s and 90s with the establishment of a small number of groups including Carte Blanche in Oslo (now based in Bergen) and Kreutzerkompani, in Bergen. One of the best known of these is the Jo Strømgren Kompani founded by Stromgren and Agnes Kroepelien in loose association with the Bergen International Theatre in 1998 . Producing mixed-media works that...

Choreartium

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
109 words

...the Alhambra Theatre, London, with Baronova, Danilova, Riabouchinska, Verchinina, Zorina, Jasinski, Lichine, Petrov, and Shabelevski. An abstract choreographic response to Brahms's 4th Symphony, it was the second of Massine's ‘symphonic’ ballets, and considered by the musical establishment to be sacrilegious in its appropriation, for dance, of a classic score. Massine revived it in Buenos Aires in 1959 and again in Edinburgh in 1960 . Birmingham Royal Ballet mounted a major revival in 1991 , staged by Tatiana Leskova after...

Owen Wingrave

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A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
168 words

...Benjamin Britten; London 1973 , cond. Steuart Bedford. London and Paramore, late 19th cent.: Owen Wingrave comes from a family of soldiers, but he hates fighting, unlike his friend Lechmere who can't wait to be in the thick of battle. They are both at Coyle 's military establishment. Owen tells Coyle he cannot become a soldier. His aunt, Miss Wingrave , is determined he will follow the family tradition. Mrs Julian and her daughter Kate Julian believe Owen will change his mind and are hostile towards him when he arrives at Paramore, the family country...

Orgéni, Aglaja

Orgéni, Aglaja (17 Dec 1841)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
164 words

...Huguenots ). Her repertory also included Agathe ( Der Freischütz ) and Marguerite ( Faust ). In 1879 she retired from the stage, but continued to sing in concert until 1886 , after which she taught at the Leipzig Conservatory, becoming the first female professor at that establishment. In 1914 she moved to Vienna. She had style and great technical proficiency, especially in coloratura. Elizabeth...

Richardson, Philip J. S.

Richardson, Philip J. S. (17 Mar. 1875)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
143 words

...Feb. 1963 ) British writer and editor . He transformed Dancing Times into a major dance magazine when he became its editor in 1910 , remaining there as editor and critic until 1957 . During the magazine's early years he campaigned vigorously within its pages for the establishment of a national ballet. In 1920 he was co-founder of the Royal Academy of Dancing (initially called the Association of Operatic Dancing in Great Britain), and in 1930 founded the Camargo Society with Haskell . He also established the Official Board of Ballroom Dancing and...

symphonic ballets

symphonic ballets   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
150 words

...4th, 1933 ), and Symphonie fantastique (Berlioz, 1936 ). Massine claimed to express the form and content of the music through pure dance, though some dramatic elements of character and symbolism were also conveyed. His use of symphonic scores outraged members of the music establishment who argued that they had not been written for dance, even though Massine was not the first choreographer to use symphonic music. Duncan had performed to Beethoven's 7th in New York, 1908; Gorsky had choreographed Glazunov's 5th, Moscow, 1915; and Lopukhov had set Beethoven's...

Williams, Harold

Williams, Harold (3 Sept 1893)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
243 words

...from its beginning in 1947 . Williams toured Australia as a soloist in 1929 and 1940–44 , taught at the NSW State Conservatorium in Sydney from 1952 (at Eugene Goossens's invitation) and took part, notably as Escamillo, in the postwar Sydney seasons that led to the establishment of a permanent professional opera company. Margreta Elkins was his pupil. Roger...

Magli, Giovanni Gualberto

Magli, Giovanni Gualberto (8 Jan 1625)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
178 words

...1622 . T. Carter : ‘ A Florentine Wedding of 1608 ’, AcM , lv (1983), 89–107 J. Whenham , ed.: Claudio Monteverdi: ‘Orfeo’ (Cambridge, 1986) W. Kirkendale : The Court Musicians in Florence during the Principate of the Medici, with a Reconstruction of the Artistic Establishment (Florence, 1993) Tim...

Aubry, Marie

Aubry, Marie (1656)   Reference library

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
184 words

...Marie ( b c 1656 ; d Paris , 1704 ). French singer . She sang at a young age in the musical establishment of Philip, Duke of Orléans, and first appeared on stage as Diana in Les amours de Diane et d'Endymion by Jean de Granouilhet at Versailles ( 1671 ). Her performance impressed Robert Cambert , who cast her as Phyllis in his pastorale Les peines et les plaisirs de l'amour ( 1671 ). She created six leading roles in Jean-Baptiste Lully's operas: Aeglé in Thésée ( 1675 ), Sangaride in Atys ( 1676 ), Io in Isis ( 1677 ), Philonoé in ...

Maré, Rolf de

Maré, Rolf de (9 May 1888)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
186 words

...Börlin ) reflected contemporary trends in art (such as Dadaism and Surrealism) and also reflected de Maré's own interest in primitive art (he had a notable collection). When the Ballets Suédois was disbanded in 1925 , he turned his attention to other projects, including the establishment of Les Archives Internationales de la Danse with Pierre Tugal in Paris in 1931 . He was also responsible for organizing several choreographic competitions. In 1950 , when the archive was closed, de Maré's large collection of books, magazines, and souvenir programmes...

Royal New Zealand Ballet

Royal New Zealand Ballet   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
241 words

...Royal New Zealand Ballet New Zealand's national ballet company. Prior to its establishment there was little ballet activity. In 1953 Poul Gnatt founded the small Auckland based troupe New Zealand Ballet, which transferred to Wellington and under Gnatt's direction toured extensively for ten years. Gnatt produced many ballets from the Danish repertory but subsequent directors, including Russell Kerr ( 1962–1968 ) and Harry Haythorne ( 1982–1992 ), introduced a wider international repertory including works by New Zealand and Australian choreographers while guest...

National Association of Schools of Music

National Association of Schools of Music   Reference library

Robert Glidden and Samuel Hope

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
323 words

...music to secure a better understanding among institutions; to establish a more uniform method of granting credit for music studies; and to set and evolve threshold standards for the granting of degrees and other credentials. Its accrediting activities began in 1928 with the establishment of standards for undergraduate degrees in music. In addition to its accrediting activities, NASM has provided a national forum for the discussion of issues related to music in American life, especially in higher education. It has provided professional development for music...

Romania

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
288 words

...Romania Ballet in Romania dates back to the founding of the Lyrical Company at Bucharest National Theatre in 1877 and the establishment of its corps de ballet in 1898 . This company became state-supported in 1921 and under ballet master A. Romanowski presented stagings of the Ballets Russes and early Soviet repertories. After the Second World War many new state-subsidized schools and companies were established, with close links to the USSR, though some native Romanian choreographers also emerged, such as Vasily Marcu. The school in Bucharest produced...

Estonia

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
304 words

...of several studios in Tallin influenced by Duncan and Laban . It was repressed during the Soviet occupation but re-emerged during the 1990s with Dance Theatre Nordstar founded by Saima Kranig in 1991 ; Fine 5 founded in 1991 with choreographer René Nömmik, and the establishment of the contemporary dance base, Kanuti Gildi Saal in Tallin in 2002 . http://www.estballet.com Website for the Estonian...

Praetorius, Michael

Praetorius, Michael (15 February 1571)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
929 words

...in Regensburg; here began his friendship with pastor Christoph Donaverus , to whom ten of Praetorius's later works are dedicated. Late in 1602 he had returned to Wolfenbüttel. Although he continued as organist, his principal duty then was to direct the duke's musical establishment, the Hofkapelle. The contract that installed Praetorius officially as Herzoglich Braunschweigischer Kapellmeister was signed on 7 December 1604 . His increased salary allowed for the expansion of his household: on 5 September 1603 he had married Anna Lakemaker, with whom he...

Lee Mae-bang

Lee Mae-bang (5 May 1927)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
464 words

...his first dance creation, Sword of the Spirit . In 1978 he performed with a folk music and dance troupe at the International Folk Arts Festival in Rennes, France, and the following year gave a presentation at a dance festival commemorating the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Korean Airlines. Lee won acclaim for his 1981 performance of the sungmu at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In 1982 he performed the salp'uri (dance of exorcism) at the Festival of Great Korean Dancers in Seoul. He took part in the Performing Arts Festival of...

London

London   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
424 words

... Genée were the dominant dance personalities. The arrival of Russian-based companies at the beginning of the 20th century and regular seasons by Diaghilev 's Ballets Russes provided an important new stimulus to British ballet, and during the 1920s and 1930s London saw the establishment of seminal schools and companies by Rambert and de Valois , as well as the foundation of the Camargo Society and various short-lived companies like the Markova-Dolin company and Tudor's London Ballet . Between these, the first solid generation of English dancers and...

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