Author: editor

HAYDN MUSEUM

HAYDN MUSEUM Even by generous Austrian standards the Haydn brothers, Joseph and Michael, are particularly well served for museums. The thatched-roof farmhouse where they were born five years apart in …

HOFFMANN MUSEUM

HOFFMANN MUSEUM If there is any composer whose commemoration demands imaginative treatment, it is surely E.T.A. Hoffmann. Hoffmann, poet, teller of tales, critic, illustrator and lawyer as well as composer, …

PETRAUSKAS MUSEUM

PETRAUSKAS MUSEUM In 1930, the Petrauskas brothers, the composer of light opera Mikas (1873-1937) and the well-known operatic tenor Kipras (1885-1968), built a large, imposing house on a hill above …

VAMVAKARIS MUSEUM

VAMVAKARIS MUSEUM Markos Vamvakaris (1905-72) was one of the leading composers in the genre of rebetika, urban low-life music which flourished in the early decades of the 20th century, particularly …

BROOKLYN BRIDGE MAP

BROOKLYN BRIDGE MAP LONGEST SUSPENSION BRIDGE MAP 1883-1903 Crossing East River, Brooklyn-Manhattan, New York Designer/Engineer John A. Roebling Completed 1883 Span 1,595 feet (486 meters) Materials Steel, granite Type Suspension …

PICCINNI MUSEUM

PICCINNI MUSEUM South-eastern Italy saw the birth of several of the most important Italian opera composers of the later 18th century, but these men are generally regarded as Neapolitans because …