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Sabre Dance
" Sabre
Sabre
Dance" (Armenian: Սուսերով պար, Suserov par; Russian: Танец с саблями, Tanets s sablyami) is a movement in the final act of Aram Khachaturian's ballet Gayane (1942), where the dancers display their skill with sabres.[2] It is Khachaturian's best known and most recognizable work.[3][4] Its middle section is based on an unnamed Armenian folk song.[2][5] According to Tigran Mansurian, it is a synthesis of an Armenian wedding dance tune from Gyumri
Gyumri
tied in a saxophone counterpoint "that seems to come straight from America."[6] " Sabre
Sabre
Dance" is considered one of the signature pieces of 20th century popular music.[7] It was popularized by covers by pop artists,[8] first in the US and later in other countries, such as the UK and Germany
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Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
The Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
is a major American orchestra based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Annually, the Indianapolis
Indianapolis
Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
performs 200 concerts for over 350,000 people. It is the largest performing arts organization in Indiana
Indiana
and has a discography of 36 recordings. Since 1982, a popular summer series is the Marsh Symphony on the Prairie, performed at Conner Prairie
Conner Prairie
in Fishers. It has drawn a record 13,000 attendees for the Patriotic Pops night. The ISO's home theater is the Hilbert Circle Theatre
Hilbert Circle Theatre
in Downtown Indianapolis
Indianapolis
on Monument Circle. Previous locations included Clowes Hall on the campus of Butler University
Butler University
and Caleb Mills Hall
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Vesti La Giubba
"Vesti la giubba" ([ˈvɛs.ti la ˈdʒub.ba], "Put on the costume", often referred to as "On With the Motley", from the original 1893 translation by Frederic Edward Weatherly) is a famous tenor aria from Ruggero Leoncavallo's 1892 opera Pagliacci. "Vesti la giubba" is sung at the conclusion of the first act, when Canio discovers his wife's infidelity, but must nevertheless prepare for his performance as Pagliaccio the clown because "the show must go on". The aria is often regarded as one of the most moving in the operatic repertoire of the time. The pain of Canio is portrayed in the aria and exemplifies the entire notion of the "tragic clown": smiling on the outside but crying on the inside
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Efrem Kurtz
Efrem Kurtz (Russian: Ефрем Курц; November 7, 1900 – June 27, 1995) was a Russian conductor. Kurtz was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He studied at the Saint Petersburg conservatory with Alexander Glazunov
Alexander Glazunov
and Nikolai Tcherepnin, among others. He later studied in Riga, Berlin
Berlin
and in Leipzig, in the last city as a pupil of Arthur Nikisch. Kurtz made his conducting debut when he substituted for an ill Nikisch to accompany the dancer Isadora Duncan
Isadora Duncan
on tour. This led to a number of concerts with the Berlin
Berlin
Philharmonic. From 1924 to 1933 he conducted the Stuttgart Philharmonic, and in 1928, Kurtz was enagaged by Anna Pavlova
Anna Pavlova
to accompany her dancing, which he did until her death in 1931. From 1932 to 1942 he was conductor of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, touring with them extensively
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Current Biography
Current Biography is an American monthly magazine published by the H. W. Wilson Company of The Bronx, New York, a publisher of reference books, that appears every month except December. Current Biography contains profiles of people in the news and includes politicians, athletes, businessmen, and entertainers. Published since 1940, the articles are annually collected into bound volumes called Current Biography Yearbook. A December issue of the magazine is not published because the staff works on the final cumulative volume for the year. Articles in the bound volumes correct any mistakes that may have appeared in the magazine and may include additional relevant information about the subject that became available since publication of the original article
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Freddy Martin
Frederick Alfred (Freddy) Martin (December 9, 1906 – September 30, 1983) was an American bandleader and tenor saxophonist.Contents1 Early life 2 Early career 3 Musical style 4 Later career 5 Selected discography 6 References 7 External links7.1 Listen toEarly life[edit] Freddy Martin
Freddy Martin
was born in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] Raised largely in an orphanage and by various relatives, Martin started out playing drums, then switched to C melody saxophone
C melody saxophone
and subsequently tenor saxophone, the latter the one with which he would be identified. Early on, he had intended to become a journalist. He had hoped that he would earn enough money from his musical work to enter Ohio State University, but instead, he wound up becoming an accomplished musician. Martin led his own band while he was in high school, then played in various local bands
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Victor Young
Victor Young
Victor Young
(August 8, 1900 – November 10, 1956)[1][2] was an American composer, arranger, violinist and conductor. He was born in Chicago.Contents1 Biography 2 Records 3 Radio, film and television 4 Death 5 Broadway 6 Awards and nominations6.1 Academy Awards 6.2 Golden Globes 6.3 Primetime Emmy Awards7 References 8 External linksBiography[edit] Young was born in Chicago
Chicago
on August 8, 1900, into a very musical Jewish family, his father being a member of one Joseph Sheehan's touring Opera company. The young Victor began playing violin at the age of six, and was sent to Poland when he was ten to stay with his grandfather and study at Warsaw Imperial Conservatory (his teacher was Polish composer Roman Statkowski), achieving the Diploma of Merit. He studied the piano with Isidor Philipp
Isidor Philipp
of the Paris Conservatory
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The Harmonica Gentlemen
The Harmonica
Harmonica
Gentlemen was a trio consisting of George Fields (chromatic harmonica), Leo Friedman (chord harmonica), and Don Ripps (bass harmonica). They are largely remembered now for recording with The Andrews Sisters
Andrews Sisters
and Danny Kaye. George Fields had a solo career as harmonicist and is best known for his harmonica solo "Moon River" in Henry Mancini's score for Breakfast at Tiffany's. Donn Ripps was a former member of the "Borrah Minevitch Harmonica
Harmonica
Rascals" the "Cappy Barra Harmonica
Harmonica
Gentlemen" "The Harmonica
Harmonica
Boys" and last "The Harmonica
Harmonica
Ripples"
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Homer And Jethro
Homer and Jethro
Homer and Jethro
were the stage names of American country music duo Henry D. "Homer" Haynes (1920–1971) and Kenneth C. "Jethro" Burns (1920–1989), popular from the 1940s through the 1960s on radio and television for their satirical versions of popular songs
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Spike Jones
Lindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965) was an American musician and bandleader specializing in satirical arrangements of popular songs and classical music. Ballads receiving the Jones treatment were punctuated with gunshots, whistles, cowbells and outlandish and comedic vocals
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I Pagliacci
Pagliacci
Pagliacci
(Italian pronunciation: [paʎˈʎattʃi]; literal translation, Clowns)[note 1] is an Italian opera
Italian opera
in a prologue and two acts, with music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo
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Artur Rodziński
Artur Rodziński (1 January 1892 – 27 November 1958) was a Polish conductor of opera and symphonic music. He is especially noted for his tenures as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra
and the New York Philharmonic
New York Philharmonic
in the 1930s and 1940s.Contents1 Biography1.1 Early years 1.2 Los Angeles and Cleveland 1.3 New York and Chicago 1.4 Last years2 Family 3 Recordings 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] Early years[edit] Rodziński was born in Split, the capital of Dalmatia, on 1 January 1892. Soon afterward his father, of Polish descent and a general in the army of the Habsburg empire, returned with his family to Lwów, Poland, where Artur studied music
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Liberace
Władziu Valentino Liberace[1][nb 1] (May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987), known as Liberace, was an American pianist,[4] singer, and actor. A child prodigy and the son of working-class immigrants, Liberace
Liberace
enjoyed a career spanning four decades of concerts, recordings, television, motion pictures, and endorsements. At the height of his fame, from the 1950s to the 1970s, Liberace
Liberace
was the highest-paid entertainer in the world,[5] with established concert residencies in Las Vegas, and an international touring schedule. Liberace
Liberace
embraced a lifestyle of flamboyant excess both on and off stage, acquiring the nickname "Mr
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Les Baxter
Leslie Thompson "Les" Baxter (March 14, 1922 – January 15, 1996) was an American musician and composer. After becoming well known as an arranger and composer for swing bands in the 1940s, he developed his own style of world music-influenced easy listening music, known as exotica, during the 1950s and 1960s.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Controversy 4 Legacy 5 Awards 6 Selected filmography 7 Discography 8 References 9 External linksEarly life[edit] Baxter studied piano at the Detroit Conservatory before moving to Los Angeles for further studies at Pepperdine College. From 1943 on he was playing tenor and baritone saxophone for the Freddie Slack big band. Abandoning a concert career as a pianist, he turned to popular music as a singer
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Ultra-Lounge
Ultra-Lounge
Ultra-Lounge
is a series of compilation CDs released by Capitol Records, featuring music predominantly from the 1950s and 1960s in genres such as exotica, space age pop, mambo, television theme songs, and lounge
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Geoff Love
Geoffrey Love (4 September 1917 – 8 July 1991), known as Geoff Love, was a prolific British arranger and composer of easy listening and pop versions of film themes. He became famous in the late 1950s, playing under the pseudonym of Manuel and The Music of The Mountains.[1]Contents1 Early years 2 Post-war career 3 Awards 4 Death 5 Geoff Love albums (billed as 'Manuel & the Music of the Mountains') 6 As Mandingo 7 References 8 External linksEarly years[edit] Love was born in Todmorden, West Riding of Yorkshire, the only son and younger of two surviving children (an elder sister Cornelia) of African American
African American
Thomas Edward (Kidd) Love and his English wife, Frances Helen Maycock (1892–1975), an actress and singer. The Loves travelled around Britain as entertainers, but, following the death of his father, the family returned to their grandmother's house in Todmorden. Whilst at school, Love learned the trombone
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