Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Giovanni Battista Draghi (Italian: [dʒoˈvanni batˈtista ˈdraːɡi]; 4 January 1710 – 16 or 17 March 1736), often referred to as Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Italian: [perɡoˈleːzi; -eːsi]), was an Italian composer, violinist and organist. His best-known works include his Stabat Mater and the opera La serva padrona (The Maid Turned Mistress). His compositions include operas and sacred music. He died of tuberculosis at the age of 26.

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Sulla

Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (/ˈsʌlə/; c. 138 BC – 78 BC), known commonly as Sulla, was a Roman general and statesman and one of the canonical figures of Roman history. He had the distinction of holding the office of consul twice, as well as reviving the dictatorship. Sulla was a skillful general, achieving numerous successes in wars against different opponents, both foreign and Roman. Sulla rose to prominence during the war against the Numidian king Jugurtha, whom he captured through betrayal, although his superior Gaius Marius took credit for ending the war. He then fought successfully against Germanic tribes during the Cimbrian War, and Italic tribes during the Social War. He was even awarded the Grass Crown for his command in the latter war.

Sulla played an important role in the long political struggle between the Optimates and Populares factions at Rome. He was a leader of the former, which sought to maintain the Senatorial supremacy against the social reforms advocated by the latter, headed by Marius. In a dispute over the command of the war against Mithridates, initially awarded to Sulla by the Senate but withdrawn as a result of Marius’s intrigues, Sulla marched on Rome in an unprecedented act and defeated Marius in battle. The Populares nonetheless seized power once he left with his army to Asia. He returned victorious from the East in 82 BC, marched a second time on Rome, and crushed the Populares and their Italian allies at the Battle of the Colline Gate. He then revived the office of dictator, which had been inactive since the Second Punic War over a century before. He used his powers to purge his opponents, and reform Roman constitutional laws, in order to restore the primacy of the Senate and limit the power of the tribunes of the plebs. After a second consulship in 80 BC, he retired to private life and died shortly after.

Sulla’s military coup—ironically enabled by Marius’ military reforms that bound the army’s loyalty with the general rather than to the Republic—permanently destabilized the Roman power structure. Later leaders like Julius Caesar would follow his precedent in attaining political power through force.

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Travesti (theatre)

Travesti (literally “disguised” in French) is a theatrical term referring to the portrayal of a character in an opera, play, or ballet by a performer of the opposite sex. Depending on sources, the term may be given as travesty, travesti, or en travesti. The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English explains the origin of the latter term as “pseudo-French“, although French sources from the mid-19th century have used the term, e.g. Bibliothèque musicale du Théâtre de l’opéra (1876), La revue des deux mondes (1868), and have continued the practice into the 21st century.

For social reasons, female roles were played by boys or men in many early forms of theatre, and travesti roles continued to be used in several types of context even after actresses became accepted on the stage. The popular British theatrical form of the pantomime traditionally contains a role for a “principal boy“, a breeches role played by a young woman, and also one or more pantomime dames, female comic roles played by men. Similarly, in the formerly popular genre of Victorian burlesque, there were usually one or more breeches roles.

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Carmina Burana (Live from the Forbidden City) by Aida Garifullina & Toby Spence & Ludovic Tézier & Shanghai Spring Children’s Choir & Wiener Singakademie & Heinz Ferlesch & Shanghai Symphony Orchestra & Long Yu on Amazon Music

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ZDF Advent Concert – Staatskapelle Dresden

Every year the Staatskapelle Dresden and public broadcaster ZDF invite you to Dresden’s Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) to hear festive sounds in the run-up to Christmas, when the spirit of Advent brings hope of peace and understanding. Moments of reflection, the pleasure of candlelight as well as the promise of good things foster an atmosphere of reconciliation and a longing for comfort and safety. Joined by renowned guest artists, the Staats­kapelle will perform for its Dresden fans as well as ZDF viewers at home.

http://www.staatskapelle-dresden.de/en/concerts/non-subscription-concerts/1920/zdf-advent-concert/

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Recorder (musical instrument)

The recorder is a woodwind musical instrument in the group known as internal duct flutes—flutes with a whistle mouthpiece, also known as fipple flutes. A recorder can be distinguished from other duct flutes by the presence of a thumb-hole for the upper hand and seven finger-holes: three for the upper hand and four for the lower. It is the most prominent duct flute in the western classical tradition.

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ZDF Advent Concert – Staatskapelle Dresden

Every year the Staatskapelle Dresden and public broadcaster ZDF invite you to Dresden’s Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) to hear festive sounds in the run-up to Christmas, when the spirit of Advent brings hope of peace and understanding. Moments of reflection, the pleasure of candlelight as well as the promise of good things foster an atmosphere of reconciliation and a longing for comfort and safety. Joined by renowned guest artists, the Staats­kapelle will perform for its Dresden fans as well as ZDF viewers at home.

http://www.staatskapelle-dresden.de/en/concerts/non-subscription-concerts/1920/zdf-advent-concert/

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ZDF Advent Concert – Staatskapelle Dresden

Every year the Staatskapelle Dresden and public broadcaster ZDF invite you to Dresden’s Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) to hear festive sounds in the run-up to Christmas, when the spirit of Advent brings hope of peace and understanding. Moments of reflection, the pleasure of candlelight as well as the promise of good things foster an atmosphere of reconciliation and a longing for comfort and safety. Joined by renowned guest artists, the Staats­kapelle will perform for its Dresden fans as well as ZDF viewers at home.

http://www.staatskapelle-dresden.de/en/concerts/non-subscription-concerts/1920/zdf-advent-concert/

ZDF Advent Concert – Staatskapelle Dresden was last modified: December 1st, 2019 by Jovan Stosic

ZDF Advent Concert – Staatskapelle Dresden

Every year the Staatskapelle Dresden and public broadcaster ZDF invite you to Dresden’s Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) to hear festive sounds in the run-up to Christmas, when the spirit of Advent brings hope of peace and understanding. Moments of reflection, the pleasure of candlelight as well as the promise of good things foster an atmosphere of reconciliation and a longing for comfort and safety. Joined by renowned guest artists, the Staats­kapelle will perform for its Dresden fans as well as ZDF viewers at home.

http://www.staatskapelle-dresden.de/en/concerts/non-subscription-concerts/1920/zdf-advent-concert/

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