A Weekend With Leonardo da Vinci by Rosabianca Skira-Venturi

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By Rosabianca Skira-Venturi

The 15th century artist talks approximately his lifestyles and paintings as though unique the reader for a weekend.

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Court musician AT JODHPUR Ali Akbar Khan can trace his family back to a musician at the 16th-century court of Emperor Akbar. Khan himself was court musician to the Maharaja of Jodhpur for seven years. The state of Jodhpur bestowed on him the honor of Ustad, or Master Musician. He has also been honored by the United Nations and the US government. “For us, as a family, music is like food. ” Khan describing his music tradition on his website Sanskrit text from late 19th century on a roll of silk HINDU SCRIPTURE The classical music of North India dates back to the 12th century.

In 1969, Neil Armstrong took a recording on the Apollo space mission when he was in search of a new world—the Moon. ” johannes Brahms writing about Dvorˇák, the musician he supported and admired Edvard Grieg Like Dvorˇák, Grieg (1843–1907) loved his native country. This Norwegian’s pieces are popular all around the world. They include his piano concerto and music for Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt. His In the Hall of the Mountain King and Morning Mood are often recorded, and even feature in Warner Bros.

He and was introduced to them by Harry T. Burleigh, a gifted singer and energetic collector of Negro spirituals. Dvorˇák wrote that in these melodies, “I discover all that is needed for a great and noble school of music. ” FROM america to THE MOON Dvorˇák’s final symphony, his ninth, is his most popular. It features in a slow, second movement a serene melody influenced by American folk music. Dvorˇák said that its title, From the New World, only signified “Impressions and greetings from the New World” where he was now living.

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