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Preferencias de afinación de unísonos en el piano

Preferencias de afinación de unísonos en el piano     Roger E. Kirk The Baldwin Piano Company, Cincinnati, Ohio Resumen: Se afinaron las cuerdas correspondientes a los unísonos de un piano de cola para obtener cinco variedades de “unísonos”. Las variedades consistieron en la generación de una afinación “sin batidos”, y una subida en la frecuencia de afinación de la cuerda más aguda de las tres del grupo de unísonos conjuntamente con una bajada de la frecuencia de afinación de la cuerda del piano más grave con una diferencia de 0.5, 1, 2 y 3 céntimos de variación en relación a la cuerda central. Se hicieron grabaciones del piano afinado según dichas variaciones en una cinta magnética. Se les presentaron estas grabaciones, en forma de una prueba de comparación de preferencia de dos a dos, a sujetos, tanto con formación musical como sin ella. Las preferencias de afinación predilectas para los grupos de unísonos de tres cuerdas, tras su grabación y reproducción desde la cinta magnética, fueron de 1 y 2 céntimos de desviación máxima entre cuerdas. Mostrar detalle

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She rose to fame in the late 1960s and was known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals

She rose to fame in the late 1960s and was known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals     Singer Janis Joplin rose to fame in the late 1960s and was known for her powerful, blues- inspired vocals. She died of an accidental drug overdose in 1970.
Early Musical Interests Musically, Janis Joplin and her friends gravitated toward blues and jazz, admiring such artists as Lead Belly. Joplin was also inspired by legendary blues vocalists Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey and Odetta, an early leading figure in the folk music movement. The group frequented local working-class bars in the nearby town of Vinton, Louisiana. By her senior year of high school, Joplin had developed a reputation as a ballsy, tough-talking girl who like to drink and be outrageous. After graduating from high school, Joplin enrolled at Lamar State College of Technology in the neighboring town of Beaumont, Texas. There, she devoted more time to hanging out and drinking with friends than to her studies. At the end of her first semester at Lamar, Joplin left the school. She went on to attend Port Arthur College, where she took some secretarial courses, before moving to Los Angeles in the summer of 1961. This first effort to break away from wasn't a success, however, and Joplin thus returned to Port Arthur for a time. In the summer of 1962, Joplin fled to the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied art. In Austin, Joplin began performing at folksings—casual musical gatherings where anyone can perform—on campus and at Threadgill's, a gas station turned bar, with the Waller Creek Boys, a musical trio with whom she was friends. With her forceful, gutsy singing style, Joplin amazed many audience members. She was unlike any other white female vocalist at the time (folk icons like Joan Baez and Judy Collins were known for their gentle sound).
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"Rolling in the Deep" was a success for her

"Rolling in the Deep" was a success for her     

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins

She was born on May 5, 1988, in North London, England. She was the only child of Penny Adkins, an "arty mom" who was just 18 at the time of her birth, and a Welsh father, Mark Evans, who left the family when Adele was only 4 years old. Evans remained in contact with his daughter up until her teen years, when his problems with alcohol and increasing estrangement from his daughter caused their relationship to deteriorate. By contrast, Adele grew close to her mom, who encouraged her young daughter "to explore, and not to stick with one thing." Early on, Adele developed a passion for music. She gravitated toward the songs of Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and Destiny's Child. But her true, eye-opening moment came when she was 15 and she happened upon a collection of Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald records at a local shop. "There was no musical heritage in our family," Adele told The Telegraph in a 2008 interview. "Chart music was all I ever knew. So when I listened to the Ettas and the Ellas, it sounds so cheesy, but it was like an awakening. I was like, oh, right, some people have proper longevity and are legends. I was so inspired that as a 15-year-old I was listening to music that had been made in the '40s." Mostrar detalle

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OBERNDORF - FROM "SONGS WHICH DO NOT EDIFY" TO "SILENT NIGHT!"

OBERNDORF - FROM "SONGS WHICH DO NOT EDIFY" TO "SILENT NIGHT!"     Starting in August 1817, Mohr was asked to provide temporary assistance to the Oberndorf parish priest Josef Kessler. In October, he was officially named to the open position of assistant priest (Koadjutor). Around this same time, his supervisor was replaced with the parish priest Georg Heinrich Nöstler. As the village of Oberndorf possessed no proper vicarage for its priests, Mohr would sleep in the church caretaker's house, while taking his meals generally in nearby "Gasthof" restaurants. Financial problems in the parish contributed to making the relationship between Mohr and Nöstler tense. Moreover, Nöstler was critical of his young assistant priest, accusing him of "neglecting his priestly duties, frequenting drinking locales, joking with persons of the opposite sex, and singing songs which do not edify." The deacon of nearby St. Georgen, who served as overseer of the Oberndorfer priests, along with the town leaders in Oberndorf, responded in writing saying these accusations were unfounded. Mostrar detalle

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The last great figure of the tradition of Russian Romanticism.

 The last great figure of the tradition of Russian Romanticism.     

Sergey Rachmaninoff

Sergey Rachmaninoff, in full Sergey Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Rachmaninoff also spelled Rakhmaninov, or Rachmaninov (born March 20 [April 1, New Style], 1873, Oneg, near Semyonovo, Russia—died March 28, 1943, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.) composer who was the last great figure of the tradition of Russian Romanticism and a leading piano virtuoso of his time. He is especially known for his piano concerti and the piece for piano and orchestra titled Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1934).
At the time of the Russian Revolution of 1905, Rachmaninoff was a conductor at the Bolshoi Theatre. Although more of an observer than a person politically involved in the revolution, he went with his family, in November 1906, to live in Dresden. There he wrote three of his major scores: the Symphony No. 2 in E Minor (1907), the symphonic poem The Isle of the Dead (1909), and the Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor (1909). The last was composed especially for his first concert tour of the United States, highlighting his much- acclaimed pianistic debut on November 28, 1909, with the New York Symphony under Walter Damrosch. Piano Concerto No. 3 requires great virtuosity from the pianist; its last movement is a bravura section as dazzling as any ever composed. In Philadelphia and Chicago he appeared with equal success in the role of conductor, interpreting his own symphonic compositions. Of these, the Symphony No. 2 is the most significant: it is a work of deep emotion and haunting thematic material. While touring, he was invited to become permanent conductor of the Boston Symphony, but he declined the offer and returned to Russia in February 1910.
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Over 80 musicians play under the direction of accomplished Maestro Atsushi Yamada. @PhilharmoniaNY

Over 80 musicians play under the direction of accomplished Maestro Atsushi Yamada. @PhilharmoniaNY     The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is an ensemble whose eighty plus members have played with all the major Lincoln Center orchestras. PONY pushes the boundaries of the symphonic experience by projecting original movies and live concert footage in high definition on a huge screen. Moving spotlights and projected lighting transform symphony into spectacle. Mostrar detalle

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"Terra Promessa" was a breakout hit for him and led to the release of his full-length album debut

"Terra Promessa" was a breakout hit for him and led to the release of his full-length album 
debut     Born on October 28, 1963, in Rome, Italy, Ramazzotti began his recording career in the early '80s in association with the DDD label. While he made his commercial debut in 1982 with the one-off single "Ad un Amico," his big break came in 1984 when he won Newcomer of the Year at the Sanremo Music Festival with his song "Terra Promessa." Released as a single that same year, "Terra Promessa" became a breakout hit for Ramazzotti and led to the release of his full-length album debut, Cuori Agitati (1985), which spawned another significant early hit single, "Una Storia Importante." The first of Ramazzotti's international hits, "Una Storia Importante" was not only a chart-topping smash hit in Italy, where it was showcased by Ramazzotti at the 1985 Sanremo Music Festival; it was also a smash hit in neighboring France, where it spent three weeks at number two on the singles chart, and in Switzerland, where it reached the Top Ten. "Adesso Tu," performed at the 1986 Sanremo Music Festival, was another significant hit with international appeal. Mostrar detalle

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La película está dedicada a Michael Stone que fue director de fotografía.

La película está dedicada a Michael Stone que fue director de fotografía.     SINOPSIS Película no recomendada a menores de 18 años Frank Martin (Jason Statham) es un antiguo miembro de las Fuerzas Especiales. Decidió retirarse y comenzar una nueva vida en Miami, trabajando para una familia rica. Las relaciones con la familia no son muy buenas, solamente consigue hacer buenas migas con Jack Billing, un niño de seis años a quien se encarga de llevar al colegio. Mostrar detalle

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He helped expand the popularity of opera worldwide

He helped expand the popularity of opera worldwide     

Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti, known for his larger-than-life showmanship that helped expand the popularity of opera, was born on October 12, 1935, on the outskirts of Modena in north- central Italy. The son of a baker and amateur singer, Pavarotti's family was crowded into a two-room apartment. By 1943, World War II had forced the family into a rented single room in the countryside. Pavarotti wanted to be a soccer star, but found himself enjoying his father's recordings, featuring the popular tenors of the day such as Bjoerling, Tito Schipa and his favorite, Giuseppe Di Stefano. At around the age of 9, he began singing with his father in a small local church choir. He also studied singing with childhood friend Mirella Freni, who later became a star soprano. At age 20, Pavarotti traveled with a chorus from his hometown to an international music competition in Wales. The group won first place. Operatic Debut Pavarotti abandoned a career in school-teaching to dedicate his life to singing. He won the international competition at the Teatro Reggio Emilia in 1961, making his operatic debut there as "Rodolfo" in La Boheme on April 29. He made his international debut in 1963, when he stepped in for tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano in the role of Rodolfo at the Royal Opera House in London. Pavarotti then took part in the La Scala tour of Europe (1963-64). His American debut in February 1965, in the Miami production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, also launched his legendary partnership with Australian soprano Joan Sutherland. It was with Sutherland that Pavarotti took London's Covent Garden and the New York Metropolitan Opera by storm in 1972 with a sparkling production of a Donizetti favorite, La Fille du Regiment. Pavarotti's voice and performance were very much in the powerful style of the traditional Italian tenor. He quickly became internationally known as a concert performer, achieving a large following due to his many recordings and television appearances. In 1982, Pavarotti appeared in the film Yes, Giorgio. That same year, he published a volume of an autobiography. Mostrar detalle

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The famed glam-rock band, reached the top of U.S. and U.K. charts with songs like Killer Queen

The famed glam-rock band, reached the top of U.S. and U.K. charts with songs like Killer Queen     Queen, the famed British glam-rock band, reached the top of U.S. and U.K. charts with songs like "Killer Queen," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Will Rock You" and "Another One Bites the Dust." Explore this group to learn more about the popular foursome, including Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor. Mostrar detalle

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