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In the USA, the form required by the Securities and Exchange Commission for the filing of annual results by non-US companies.

Walter Damrosch

Walter Damrosch  

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(b Breslau, 1862; d NY, 1950).Ger.‐born Amer. conductor and composer, younger son of Leopold Damrosch. Succeeded father as cond. NY Oratorio Soc. 1885–98 and ass. cond. Ger. opera, NY Met 1885–91. ...
Benedicite

Benedicite  

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(Lat., ‘bless ye’).The song of praise beginning ‘O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord’. It forms part of the Song of the Three Children.
cantata

cantata  

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(It.).Sung. Term with different meanings according to period: (1) In early 17th cent., often a dramatic madrigal sung by one v., with lute acc. or basso continuo. The form became very popular in It. ...
harp

harp  

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This instr., of very ancient lineage, can be simply defined as an open frame over which is stretched a graduated series of str., set in vibration by plucking with the fingers. In the modern orch. hp. ...
harmony

harmony  

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The simultaneous sounding (i.e. combination) of notes, giving what is known as vertical mus., contrasted with horizontal mus. (counterpoint). Composers, in much the greater proportion of their mus., ...
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach  

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(b Eisenach, 1685; d Leipzig, 1750).Ger. composer and organist. Son of Johann Ambrosius Bach, organist and town musician, J. S. Bach was orphaned at the age of 10 and went to live with his elder ...
John Foulds

John Foulds  

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(b Manchester, 1880; d Calcutta, 1939).Eng. composer and cellist. Son of a professional bassoonist. Studied pf. at 4 and started to compose at 7. Became orch. cellist at 14 and until 20 played in th. ...
Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Royal Scottish National Orchestra  

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Prin. prof. sym. orch. of Scotland, based in Glasgow and giving regular series of concerts in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and other Scottish towns. Formed 1891 as Scottish Orch., with George Henschel as ...
Karol Szymanowski

Karol Szymanowski  

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(b Tymoshovka, Ukraine, 1882; d Lausanne, 1937).Polish composer. Boyhood spent in Ukraine, where many Poles owned land. Showed early mus. promise and because of leg injury which compelled a sedentary ...
Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg  

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(b Bergen, 1843; d Bergen, 1907).Norweg. composer, conductor, and pianist. (Great‐grandfather was Scotsman named Greig.) Early tuition from mother, who was gifted pianist. On advice of violinist Ole ...
Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky  

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(b Oranienbaum, 1882; d NY, 1971).Russ.‐born composer, conductor, pianist, and writer (Fr. cit. 1934, Amer. cit. 1945). Son of Fyodor Stravinsky. Went to St Petersburg Univ. 1901 to study law but ...
mode

mode  

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1 Names for each of the ways of ordering a scale, i.e. major mode and minor mode.2 The scales which dominated European mus. for 1,100 years (approx. ad 400 to ad 1500) and strongly influenced ...
Gustav Holst

Gustav Holst  

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(b Cheltenham, 1874; d London, 1934).Eng. composer of Swed. descent. Trained as a pianist, his father being a pf. teacher. In 1892 he became organist and choirmaster at Wyck Rissington, Glos. His ...
Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz  

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(b La Côte‐St André, Grenoble, 1803; d Paris, 1869).Fr. composer, cond., and critic. His life, especially as related by himself in his marvellous Memoirs, reads like a novel. Son of a provincial ...
Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven  

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(b Bonn, 1770; d Vienna, 1827).Ger. composer and pianist who radically transformed every mus. form in which he worked. His paternal family were of Flemish stock, his grandfather having emigrated to ...
Jane Manning

Jane Manning  

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(b Norwich, 1938).Eng. soprano, expert in contemporary music. Début London 1964 (Park Lane Group) in songs by Webern, Messiaen, and Dallapiccola. Has given f.ps. of numerous works by Eng. composers. ...
snakes

snakes  

Proverbial allusions to the snake focus on its venomous bite as representing a lurking danger; it is a type of deceit and treachery, as with reference to the fable by Aesop, in which the man who had ...
archive

archive  

A historical document. The plural form is also applied to the place where such documents are housed, e.g. a county record office.
wealth

wealth  

The total value of a person's net assets. Wealth may be held in various forms: these include money, shares in companies, debt instruments, land, buildings, intellectual property such as patents and ...
Egypt

Egypt  

Pre‐PtolemaicDuring the New Kingdom (Dynasties 18–20, c.1575–1087bc) Egypt expanded into Asia. This great age of Egyptian militarism created in the 18th Dynasty an empire which stretched from the ...

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