Sergey Prokofiev And His World

Author: Simon Morrison
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691190429
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Sergey Prokofiev (1891-1953), arguably the most popular composer of the twentieth century, led a life of triumph and tragedy. The story of his prodigious childhood in tsarist Russia, maturation in the West, and rise and fall as a Stalinist-era composer is filled with unresolved questions. Sergey Prokofiev and His World probes beneath the surface of his career and contextualizes his contributions to music on both sides of the nascent Cold War divide. The book contains previously unknown documents from the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art in Moscow and the Prokofiev Estate in Paris. The literary notebook of the composer's mother, Mariya Grigoryevna, illuminates her involvement in his education and is translated in full, as are ninety-eight letters between the composer and his business partner, Levon Atovmyan. The collection also includes a translation of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's unperformed stage adaptation of Eugene Onegin, for which Prokofiev composed incidental music in 1936. The essays in the book range in focus from musical sketches to Kremlin decrees. The contributors explore Prokofiev's time in America; evaluate his working methods in the mid-1930s; document the creation of his score for the film Lieutenant Kizhe; tackle how and why Prokofiev rewrote his 1930 Fourth Symphony in 1947; detail his immortalization by Soviet bureaucrats, composers, and scholars; and examine Prokofiev's interest in Christian Science and the paths it opened for his music. The contributors are Mark Aranovsky, Kevin Bartig, Elizabeth Bergman, Leon Botstein, Pamela Davidson, Caryl Emerson, Marina Frolova-Walker, Nelly Kravetz, Leonid Maximenkov, Stephen Press, and Peter Schmelz.

Children S Stories Of The Great Scientists Dodo Press

Author: Henrietta Christian Wright
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ISBN: 9781409938323
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Henrietta Christian Wright (1854-1899) was an American children s story writer who resided in East Brunswick, New Jersey. She wrote children s books on literature, history and science. In 1883, she published Little Folk in Green which was illustrated at the age of 16 by Miss Lydia (Field) Emmet (1866-1952), who went on to become a noted portrait artist. One of Wright s books, Children s Stories in English Literature From Taliesin to Shakespeare (1889), introduces traditional songs and literary works by Chaucer, Spenser, Sidney and Shakespeare with biographical and historic notes and re-tellings of their writings in language for children. Another book, Children s Stories in American Literature (1895), a collection of children s stories, covers a period of 1660-1860 with great authors like Edgar Allan Poe, William Bryant, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Her other works include: The Princess Lilliwinkins, and Other Stories (1889), Children s Stories of the Great Scientists (1894), Children s Stories in American Literature, 1861-1896 (1896), Children s Stories in American History (1906) and Children s Stories of American Progress (1914).

Social Purity Dodo Press

Author: Josephine E. Butler
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ISBN: 9781406561395
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Josephine Elizabeth Butler (1828-1906) was a Victorian era English feminist who was especially concerned with the welfare of prostitutes. She led the long campaign for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts from 1869 to 1886. Josephine was very active in feminist movements. In 1866 she moved with her family to Liverpool and became involved in the campaign for higher education for women. In 1867 together with Anne Jemima Clough, Josephine was instrumental in establishing the North of England Council for Promoting the Higher Education of Women. However, she had also been very closely involved with the welfare of prostitutes; as a passionate Christian, she abhorred the sin, but she also regarded the women as being exploited victims of male oppression and she attacked the double standard of sexual morality. Josephine's most famous works include: The Education and Employment of Women (1868), Social Purity (1879), Mrs. Butler's Appeal to the Women of America (1888), The New Godiva (1888), Truth Before Everything (1897) and Native Races and the War (1900).

Perspectives On Science And Christian Faith

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The Education And Employment Of Women Dodo Press

Author: Josephine E. Butler
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ISBN: 9781406561357
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Josephine Elizabeth Butler (1828-1906) was a Victorian era English feminist who was especially concerned with the welfare of prostitutes. She led the long campaign for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts from 1869 to 1886. Josephine was very active in feminist movements. In 1866 she moved with her family to Liverpool and became involved in the campaign for higher education for women. In 1867 together with Anne Jemima Clough, Josephine was instrumental in establishing the North of England Council for Promoting the Higher Education of Women. However, she had also been very closely involved with the welfare of prostitutes; as a passionate Christian, she abhorred the sin, but she also regarded the women as being exploited victims of male oppression and she attacked the double standard of sexual morality. Josephine's most famous works include: The Education and Employment of Women (1868), Social Purity (1879), Mrs. Butler's Appeal to the Women of America (1888), The New Godiva (1888), Truth Before Everything (1897) and Native Races and the War (1900).

Af Press Clips

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Richard Wagner In Bayreuth

Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
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ISBN: 9781409941682
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a German philosopher. His writing included critiques of religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, using a distinctive style and displaying a fondness for aphorism. Nietzsche s influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. He began his career as a philologist before turning to philosophy. At the age of 24 he became Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Basel, but resigned in1879 due to health problems, which would plague him for most of his life. In 1889 he exhibited symptoms of serious mental illness, living out his remaining years in the care of his mother and sister until his death in 1900. His works include From my Life (1858), On Music (1858), Napoleon III as a President (1862), Free Willand Fate (1862), My Life (1864), The Birth of Tragedy (1872), Richard Wagner in Bayreuth (1876), Human, All-Too-Human (1878), Beyond Good and Evil (1886), The Antichrist (1888) and Ecce Homo (1888).

The Ethics Ethica Ordine Geometrico Demonstrata

Author: Benedict De Spinoza
Editor: Ancient Wisdom Publications
ISBN: 9781940849812
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The Ethics, is a philosophical treatise written by Benedict de Spinoza. It was written between 1664 and 1665 and was first published in 1677.

Natural Religion And Christian Theology Volume 1 Science And Religion

Author: Charles E. Raven
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052116639X
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Canon Raven presents a rewriting of the history of science in organic and holistic categories.

Darwinian Evolution And Classical Liberalism

Author: Stephen C. Dilley
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739181076
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Darwinian Evolution and Classical Liberalism brings together a collection of new essays that examine the multifaceted ferment between Darwinian biology and classical liberalism.