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Kool G Rap And DJ Polo

Kool G Rap And DJ Polo  

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New York, USA-based protégés of the omnipresent Marley Marl, Kool G Rap (b. Nathaniel Wilson, 20 July 1968, Elmhurst, Queens, New York City, New York, USA) and DJ Polo (b. ...
T.G. Sheppard

T.G. Sheppard  

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B. William Neal Browder, 20 July 1944, Humboldt, Tennessee, USA. Sheppard is a nephew of old-time country performer Rod Brasfield, and his mother was a piano teacher who gave him ...
Sergey (Vasil′yevich) Rakhmaninov

Sergey (Vasil′yevich) Rakhmaninov  

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(b Semyonovo, 20 March/1 April 1873; d Beverly Hills, CA, 28 March 1943).Russian composer, pianist>, and conductor. His family was comfortably affluent, but following his parents' separation and the ...
geistlich

geistlich  

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(Ger.). ‘Spiritual’, ‘sacred’;e.g. geistliches Lied, ‘spiritual song’. Schütz's Geistliche Konzerte are vocal and instrumental pieces for sacred use.
new music

new music  

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(Ger. Neue Musik).Term which periodically recurs in the history of mus., e.g. (1) ars nova of 14th cent.(2) nuove musiche of 17th cent. when new monodic style transformed the art. In 1602 G. Caccini ...
alta

alta  

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(It.).High, e.g. ottava alta, high octave, i.e. one octave higher than written. Not to be confused with alto.
ablösen

ablösen  

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(Ger.).To loosen from one another. There are various applications, e.g. to separate the notes (i.e. to play staccato).
col, coll', colla, colle, cogli, coi

col, coll', colla, colle, cogli, coi  

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(It.).With the, e.g. col basso, with the bass; colla voce, with the voice.
Anton Rubinstein

Anton Rubinstein  

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(b Vikhvatintsi, Podolsk district, 16/28 Nov. 1829; d Peterhof [now Petrodvorets], nr St Petersburg, 8/20 Nov. 1894).Russian composer and pianist. As a pianist he was a child prodigy, travelling ...
Sehnsucht

Sehnsucht  

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(Ger.).Longing, yearning (noun). Adjectives are sehnsuchtsvoll, sehnsüchtig. Several Lieder, e.g. by Schubert and Strauss, bear the title Sehnsucht.
leading seventh

leading seventh  

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Chord of minor 7th on leading note of major scale (e.g. in C Major, B–D–F–A).
gapped

gapped  

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Term applied to a scale, indicating inclusion of intervals of more than a tone's distance, e.g. the pentatonic scale.
sinfonia

sinfonia  

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(It.).Symphony. (1) Symphony. (2) Bach's term for his 3‐part inventions. (3) Name given in Baroque period to orch. piece which served as 3‐movt. introduction to opera, suite, or cantata, i.e. an ...
gavotte

gavotte  

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Old Fr. dance in common time beginning on 3rd beat of the bar. Originated in Pays de Gap where the inhabitants were known as ‘gavots’. Popularized at court of Louis XIV, where Lully comp. several ...
scordatura

scordatura  

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(It.).Mistuning. Abnormal tuning of a str. instr. in order to obtain special chordal effects and changes of tonal quality. Prevalent in vn. mus. (e.g. of Heinrich Biber), of 17th and 18th cents., ...
toccata

toccata  

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(It.).Touched. One of oldest names for kbd. piece (org., hpd., etc.), orig. a short movt., often merely a prelude, in which the player's ‘touch’ was displayed through rapidity and delicacy. But note ...
lyric

lyric  

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1 Strictly, vocal perf. with lyre; hence lyric drama = opera of all kinds (Fr. drame lyr‐ique), lyric stage = operatic stage.2 Short poem, not epic or narrative; composers such as Grieg adapted this ...
Cabaret Girl

Cabaret Girl  

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With the cabaret style of entertainment just catching on in England in the early 20s, this show, which opened at London’s Winter Garden Theatre on 19 September 1922, could hardly ...
Wilda Bennett

Wilda Bennett  

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B. 19 December 1894, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA, d. 20 December 1967, Winnemucca, Nevada, USA. An early stage appearance was in the play Everywoman (1911) and during the late ...
Cries of London

Cries of London  

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Orig. the calls of street salesmen (hawkers) in selling their wares; over 150 have been collected. Some Eng. composers, e.g. Gibbons and Weelkes, incorporated these mus. cries into their works. The ...

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