Unusually for a composer of such importance and reputation, Franck’s fame rests largely on a small number of compositions written in his later years, particularly his Symphony in D minor (1886–88), the Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra (1885), the Prelude, Chorale and Fugue for piano solo (1884), the Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major (1886), the Piano Quintet in F minor (1879), and the symphonic poem Le Chasseur maudit (1883). The Symphony was especially admired and influential among the younger generation of French composers and was highly responsible for reinvigorating the French symphonic tradition after years of decline. One of his best known shorter works is the motet setting Panis Angelicus, which was originally written for tenor solo with organ and string accompaniment, but has also been arranged for other voices and instrumental combinations.
As an organist he was particularly noted for his skill in improvisation, and on the basis of merely twelve major organ works, Franck is considered by many the greatest composer of organ music after Bach. His works were some of the finest organ pieces to come from France in over a century, and laid the groundwork for the French symphonic organ style. In particular, his Grande Pièce Symphonique, a 25 minute work, paved the way for the organ symphonies of Charles-Marie Widor, Louis Vierne, and Marcel Dupré.
Franck exerted a significant influence on music. He helped to renew and reinvigorate chamber music and developed the use of cyclic form. Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel remembered and employed the cyclic form, although their concepts of music were no longer the same as Franck’s. Relating Franck as organist and composer to his place in French music, Smith states that “the concept of César Franck as organist and undisputed master of nineteenth-century French organ composition pervades nearly every reference to his works in other media.
With all sin there is punishment. Will it be discipline, punishment or judgment? This is for God to decide. Since God is the Father, He is also the disciplinarian. God, as Father, disciplines those He loves. He warns through punishment. When God’s patience is finally worn out, punishment occurs to those that may or may not change for the better. When punishment does not work, judgment begins for those unwilling to change.
Christians are disciplined because God loves them. Through warnings, God shows the path to righteousness. A good example of Christians being warned are the seven churches in Revelation. Warning is used to remind the Churches of where they are veering off the track to righteousness. God speaks to the churches of their lack of zeal or to be aware of ungodly teachings.
Christians may be punished like the Jews have been. Christians faith may have grown so weak the God uses punishment as a wake up tool. Those that are sinning get the direct sting of the punishment, while the Christians nearby not sinning see the example not to follow.
Christians are no longing Christians if they receive judgment. This negative judgment rules that this non-Christian has lost the loving support of God the Father because the non-Christian has rejected God the Father.
So, if the discipline in your Christian life seems to be intolerable, look at your life to see where you are going wrong. God’s love is trying to redirect you toward Him.
Fairbanks has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one for motion pictures at 6318 Hollywood Boulevard, one for television at 6665 Hollywood Boulevard and one for radio at 6710 Hollywood Boulevard. In 1969 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Best Dressed List.
- Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. – a remembrance (howsweetitwas.wordpress.com)
The Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven between 1811 and 1812, while improving his health in the Bohemian spa town of Teplice. The work is dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries (de).
At its première, Beethoven was noted as remarking that it was one of his best works.The second movement, Allegretto, was the most popular movement and had to be encored. The instant popularity of the Allegretto resulted in its frequent performance separate from the complete symphony.
The work was premiered with Beethoven himself conducting in Vienna on 8 December 1813 at a charity concert for soldiers wounded in the Battle of Hanau; the program also included the patriotic work Wellington’s Victory. The orchestra was led by Beethoven’s friend, Ignaz Schuppanzigh, and included some of the finest musicians of the day: violinist Louis Spohr, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Antonio Salieri, bassoonist Anton Romberg, and the Italian double bass virtuoso, Domenico Dragonetti, whom Beethoven himself described as playing “with great fire and expressive power”. It is also said that the Italian guitar virtuoso Mauro Giuliani played cello at the premiere. The piece was very well received, and the second movement, the Allegretto, had to be encored immediately. Spohr made particular mention of Beethoven’s antics on the rostrum (“as a sforzando occurred, he tore his arms with a great vehemence asunder … at the entrance of a forte he jumped in the air”), and the concert was repeated due to its immense success.
Israel lost its privileged position with God primarily due to idol worship. But it was not the only reason. Hosea, in verse 4:1, writes that God saw three areas where the people had gone wrong.
- no faithfulness in God
- no kindness
- no knowledge of God
We can apply these to the Christian lifestyle. Without faith we do not trust God with our lives. Without kindness it is impossible to love one another. Without knowledge we have no idea how to worship God. Are all three a part of your life?
With George he wrote more than a dozen Broadway shows, featuring songs such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Embraceable You,” “The Man I Love” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” He was also responsible, along with DuBose Heyward, for the libretto to George’s opera Porgy and Bess.
The success the brothers had with their collaborative works has often overshadowed the creative role that Ira played. However, his mastery of songwriting continued after the early death of George. He wrote additional hit songs with composers Jerome Kern (“Long Ago (and Far Away)“), Kurt Weill and Harold Arlen.
His critically acclaimed book Lyrics on Several Occasions of 1959, an amalgam of autobiography and annotated anthology, is an important source for studying the art of the lyricist in the golden age of American popular song.
Chapelain’s reputation as a critic survived, and in 1663 he was employed by Colbert to draw up an account of contemporary men of letters, destined to guide the king in his distribution of pensions. In this pamphlet, as in his letters, he shows to far greater advantage than in his unfortunate epic. His prose is incomparably better than his verse; his criticisms are remarkable for their justice and generosity; his erudition and kindliness are well-attested; the royal attention was directed alike towards the author’s firmest friends and bitterest enemies. To him the young Jean Racine was indebted not only for advice, but also for the pension of six hundred livres which was so useful to him. The catholicity of Chapelain’s taste is shown by his De la lecture des vieux romans (printed 1870), in which he praises the chanson de geste, forgotten by his generation.
It is on this date in 1910 that modern neon lighting is first demonstrated by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show. It quickly became popular for signage in commercial uses. Overuse and the lack of maintenance bought it out of favor. The Post Modern movement brought neon back into vogue in the late 1970s.
Several museums in the United States are now devoted to neon lighting and art, including the Museum of Neon Art (founded by neon artist Lili Lakich, Los Angeles, 1981), the Neon Museum (Las Vegas, founded 1996), the American Sign Museum (Cincinnati, founded 1999), and the Neon Museum of Philadelphia (founded by Len Davidson, Philadelphia, 1985). These museums restore and display historical signage that was originally designed as advertising, in addition to presenting exhibits of neon art. Several books of photographs have also been published to draw attention to neon lighting as art. In 1994, Christian Schiess has published an anthology of photographs and interviews devoted to fifteen “light artists”.
In 1939 Marks’ brother-in-law, Robert L. May, created Rudolph as an assignment for Montgomery Ward and Marks decided to adapt the story of Rudolph into a song. Marks (1909–1985), was a radio producer who also wrote several other popular Christmas songs.
The song had an added introduction, stating the names of the eight reindeer which went:
“You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Nixon, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen, But do you recall The most famous reindeer of all?”
The song was sung commercially by crooner Harry Brannon on New York City radio in early November 1949, before Gene Autry‘s recording hit No. 1 in the U.S. charts the week of Christmas 1949. Autry’s version of the song also holds the distinction of being the only chart-topping hit to fall completely off the chart after reaching No. 1. The official date of its No. 1 status was for the week ending January 7, 1950, making it the first No. 1 song of the 1950s.
Autry’s recording sold 1.75 million copies its first Christmas season, eventually selling a total of 12.5 million. Cover versions included, sales exceed 150 million copies, second only to Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”.
peace is smooth water.
smooth water is conquering.
liquid glad mirror
speak of peace right now
stand peace metamorphosis
search for peace only.
war is personal sadness.
rescue to glory