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Werner March

(1894–1976). German architect, the son of Otto March. He designed in a powerful, stripped Neo-Classical style. He is remembered for his masterpiece, the impressive Olympiastadion ...

March, Werner

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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..., Werner ( 1894–1976 ) German architect , son of Otto March . He designed in a powerful, stripped Neo-Classical style. He is remembered for his impressive Olympiastadion ( 1934–6 ), grounds, and various buildings of the Reichssportfeld , Berlin, created for the 1936 Olympic Games from the earlier Deutsches Sportforum ( 1925–8 ), which he and his brother Walter ( 1898–1969 ) had designed. Other works included Karinhall , Prussia ( 1935–6 ), for Hermann Goering ( 1893–1946 ), the Landeszentralbank , Münster, Westphalia ( 1949 ), and a plan...

Werner March

Werner March  

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(1894–1976).German architect, the son of Otto March. He designed in a powerful, stripped Neo-Classical style. He is remembered for his masterpiece, the impressive Olympiastadion (1934–6), grounds, ...
Gregor Joseph Werner

Gregor Joseph Werner  

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(b Ybbs an der Donau, 28 Jan. 1693; d Eisenstadt, 3 March 1766).Austrian composer. From 1728 until his death he served as Kapellmeister at the Esterházy court in Eisenstadt. ...
conceptual architecture

conceptual architecture  

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Architectural designs that have not been realized are ‘conceptual’. Interpretations from the 1960s involved space-defining, simulated images projected into the sky by lasers, and volumes roofed by ...
Leo Brouwer

Leo Brouwer  

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(b Havana, 1939).Cuban composer and guitarist. Taught harmony, counterpoint, and comp., Nat. Cons., Havana, 1961–7. Dir., experimental dept. of Cuban film industry since 1969. Comps. influenced by ...
Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin  

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(b. 1942), gospel, jazz, pop, and rhythm and blues singer.Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Her father, Rev. Clarence LaVaugh Franklin, was a gospel ...
Quakers

Quakers  

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A Christian body that rejects the formal structures of creed and sacraments and usually of clergy and liturgy, emphasizing instead the individual's search for ‘inner light’. Founded by the Englishman ...
Lord Byron

Lord Byron  

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(sixth baron) (1788–1824),son of Captain John Byron and Catherine Gordon of Gight. Byron was born with a club‐foot, which (it is generally supposed) had a profound effect on his future temperament. ...
Werner, Gregor Joseph

Werner, Gregor Joseph (28 Jan. 1693)   Reference library

Denis Arnold and Basil Smallman

The Oxford Companion to Music

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2011
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...Werner, Gregor Joseph ( b Ybbs an der Donau , 28 Jan. 1693 ; d Eisenstadt , 3 March 1766 ). Austrian composer . From 1728 until his death he served as Kapellmeister at the Esterházy court in Eisenstadt. In 1761 Joseph Haydn was appointed as his assistant, and Werner , with the title Oberhofkapellmeister, was granted control solely of the court's sacred music—a covert demotion which made him resentful of his young colleague. Werner's compositions include oratorios, a cappella and concertato masses, and 12 suites entitled Neuer und sehr...

conceptual architecture

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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...by lasers, and volumes roofed by moving air, with walls of fire and water (e.g. proposals by Yves Klein (1928–62) and Werner Ruhnau ( 1922–2015 )). Air-jets instead of structures have been proposed, creating instant forms. Some have held that it is the process (limitless and directionless) that counts in architecture, rather than the final building, which some might question. ad , xlv /3 (March 1975), 187–8; Casabella , ccccxi (March 1976), 8–13; DQ , 78/79 (1970), whole...

Dalitz, Rudolph Friedrich

Dalitz, Rudolph Friedrich (1721 [bap. 28 Dec)   Reference library

Benjamin Vogel

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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...mostly squares, often with a flute stop ( Flötenwerk ), and he added flute registers to clavichords and harpsichords built by Werner Woge. As early as 1765 he constructed a large organized clavichord with many stops that very possibly was a prototype for Johann Gottlob Wagner’s Clavecin royal of about 1774. Dalitz also manufactured small tower chimes, and flute mechanisms for musical clocks. See B. Vogel : ‘Rudolf Friedrich Dalitz—instrument maker, citizen, man’, Organy i Muzyka Organowa , vol.11 (Gdańsk, 2000), 153–67. Benjamin Vogel ...

Mietke

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Dieter Krickeberg

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments (2 ed.)

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2015
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...the court. The single-manual belonged to Queen Sophie Charlotte. Heyde has suggested that the two-manual harpsichord at least was made by Werner, but nothing is known about the latter as a harpsichord maker. A Mietke harpsichord with a 16′ stop, offered for resale in Berlin in 1778, might have been made by a son. Michael Mietke (i) had two sons who became harpsichord makers: Michael Mietke (ii) ( b Berlin, bap . 5 March 1702; d Königsberg, April–Aug 1754) became maker of stringed keyboard instruments to the court in Königsberg in 1728; Georg(e) Mietke (...

Murray, William

Murray, William (13 March 1935)   Reference library

Elizabeth Forbes and Jonas Westover

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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...sang the General in the first German performance of Hans Werner Henze's We Come to the River in Berlin ( 1976 ). His wide repertory includes Don Giovanni , Paisiello's King Theodore , Wolfram , Rigoletto , Germont , Luna , Macbeth , Paolo ( Simon Boccanegra ), Don Carlo ( La forza del destino ), Yeletsky ( The Queen of Spades ), Scarpia, Lescaut, and Creon (Carl Orff's Antigonae ). Murray has appeared regularly as a soloist with Rice University, where he has taught from 1992 , and has performed widely throughout the Houston area. A concert in...

Braun, Freiherr Dr Werner von

Braun, Freiherr Dr Werner von (1912–77)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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...Freiherr Dr Werner von ( 1912–77 ), scientific director of both the Nazi Vergeltungswaffen (reprisal weapon) rocket programme and of the NASA space programme. A classic technocrat, he worked for the Ordnance Board of the German army between 1932 and 1945 , becoming its director in 1937 , when his project team moved to the relative secrecy of the Baltic coast at Peenemunde, where a massed RAF raid failed to kill him. His work with rockets resulted in the second Vergeltungswaffen, the infamous V-2. Effectively the world's first ballistic missile,...

Neidlinger, Gustav

Neidlinger, Gustav   Reference library

Harold Rosenthal

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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Music, Opera, Performing arts
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...b Mainz , 21 March 1910 ; d Bad Ems , 26 Dec 1991 ). German bass-baritone . He studied in Frankfurt with Otto Rottsieper and made his début in 1931 at Mainz, where he remained until 1934 , taking supporting buffo bass roles. After an engagement in Plauen ( 1934–6 ) he joined the Hamburg Staatsoper, where his roles included Kecal, Bartolo and van Bett in Zar und Zimmermann . In 1950 he moved to the Württembergisches Staatsoper, Stuttgart, where his roles included Leporello, Iago, Falstaff, Ochs, Faninal, Barak and Kaspar in Werner Egk's Der...

Stolze, Gerhard

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Harold Rosenthal and Alan Blyth

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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..., 11 March 1979 ). German tenor . He studied in Dresden and Berlin, then in 1949 was engaged by the Dresden Staatsoper, where he made his début as Augustin Moser ( Die Meistersinger ). From 1953 to 1961 he was a member of the Berlin Staatsoper. At Bayreuth he took minor roles in 1951 , sang David in 1956 , and from 1957 to 1969 sang Mime, a role he also recorded with success in both Georg Solti's and Herbert von Karajan's Ring cycles and in which he made his Covent Garden début in 1960 . He created roles in Werner Egk's Der...

Etcheverry, Bertrand

Etcheverry, Bertrand   Reference library

Harold Rosenthal

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)

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2009
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...Bertrand Etcheverry ) ( b Bordeaux , 29 March 1900 ; d Paris , 14 Nov 1960 ). French bass-baritone . He studied in Paris and made his début in 1932 as Ceprano ( Rigoletto ) at the Opéra, where he sang until the mid-1950s. Among the roles he created there were Tiresias in George Enescu's Oedipe ( 1936 ) and the Prince of Morocco in Reynaldo Hahn's Le marchand de Venise ( 1935 ); he also sang Bluebeard in the first performance at the Opéra of Paul Dukas ' Ariane et Barbe-bleue , as well as roles in Werner Egk's Peer Gynt and Hans Pfitzner's ...

Henze, Hans Werner

Henze, Hans Werner (1 July 1926)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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2005
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Performing arts, Dance, Music
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...on 13 November 1974 ; in West Berlin (choreographed by Loyce Houlton ) on 27 March 1979 ; and in Hamburg, where it formed the musical base of Artus-Sage (choreographed by John Neumeier ), which premiered on 12 December 1982 . Garske, Rolf . Compositions for Dance: Hans Werner Henze . Ballett International 9 (November 1986): 41–43. Henderson, Robert . Henze, Hans Werner. In The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians . London, 1980. Petersen, Peter . Hans Werner Henze . Hamburg, 1988. Klaus...

Liebenzell Mission

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Waldemar Lies

The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity

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...(SHED) Board. Liebenzell Mission's work did not begin without setbacks. In order to provide help with planning and construction work of two clinics in remote areas, an experienced civil engineer, Johannes Werner , was sent from Germany. On 26 March 1977 , during his supervision in Shantikutir near Gopalgonj, robbers attacked and brutally murdered Werner. His widowed wife was left alone to bring up five small children. Liebenzell Mission has been involved in social work across the country within the SHED Board, the registered NGO. Its main focus is on...

Balmer & Weber Music House

Balmer & Weber Music House   Reference library

Ernst C. Krohn

The Grove Dictionary of American Music (2 ed.)

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2013
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...a number of pseudonyms, including Charles Remlab , T. van Berg , Alphonse Leduc , Charles Lange , Henry Werner , August Schumann , T. Mayer , and F.B. Rider . Gradually the firm absorbed most of its competitors including Nathaniel Phillips , James & J.R. Phillips , H.A. Sherburne , H. Pilcher & Sons, W.M. Harlow , Cardella & Co., and Compton & Doan; by the end of the century it had an exceptionally large and flourishing business. After the death of the partners, the business was managed by a company in which the Balmer family predominated. Lack...

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