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Bassano

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Art.

Italian family of Venetian origin. They settled in England in the 1530s, and over the next 130 years or so played an important part in the musical life of the ...

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Coomaraswamy, Ananda Kentish

Overview page. Subjects: History — Biographical Studies — History of Art — Indian Music — Religious Studies.

(1877–1947)

Sri Lankan born writer on classical Indian art and culture, who became the first keeper of Indian

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didjeridu

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Art.

Australian aborigines' wind instr., straight (over 3' in length), end‐blown, and capable of producing a variety of sounds, such as trills, croaks, gurgles, and imitations of birds and...

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Fatehpur Sikri

Overview page. Subjects: History of Art — Indian Music.

A town near Agra, it was the seat of many qavvāli musicians who traditionally sang at the tomb shrine (dargāh)

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Gesamtkunstwerk

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Art.

(Ger.).

Unified work of art. Wagner's term for a dramatic work in which drama, music, poetry, song, and paintings should be united into a new and complete art‐form. This theory is...

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pointillism

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Music.

The term was derived from the French critic Félix Fénéon's phrase peinture au point (‘painting in dots’) used in 1886 to describe Georges Seurat's masterpiece La Grande Jatte (Art...

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Prix de Rome

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Music.

Prizes awarded annually since 1803 by Institut de France to candidates selected by competition from comp. students at Paris Cons. First prize (Grand Prix de Rome) entitles winner to live in...

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virtuoso

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Art.

(It.).

1 As noun: a performer of exceptional skill with particular reference to technical ability.

2 As adjective: a performance of exceptional...

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Wurlitzer

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Industrial and Commercial Art.

Amer. firm of org.‐builders founded 1856, particularly assoc. with th. and cinema orgs. of period 1920–40. After the period of the cinema and th. org., the firm prod. electric pfs. and...

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Yoko Ono

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Music.

(1933– )

Japanese artist, active mainly in the USA. She had her first solo exhibition in New York in 1961; it included a Painting to be stepped on and a Smoke painting, made by...

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