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RIVERFRONT PARKS

RIVERFRONT PARKS Crossing Moshassuck, Woonasquatucket, and Providence Rivers, Providence, Rhode Island Architect William D. Warner Completed 1994-2002 Length Various Materials Concrete, steel Type Arch The city built twelve new bridges, …

FORTH BRIDGE MAP

FORTH BRIDGE MAP LONGEST STEEL CANTILEVER IN THE WORLD 1890-1917 Crossing Firth of Forth, Queensferry, Scotland Designers/Engineers Benjamin Baker, John Fowler Completed 1890 Span 1,710 feet (521 meters) Material Steel …

HOLST MUSEUM

HOLST MUSEUM During the 1860s, the Lediard family lived in a pleasant Regency-style terraced house, built in 1832, in the leafy, prosperous Pittville district of Cheltenham, close to the Pump …

VIDU MUSEUM

VIDU MUSEUM The town of Lugoj in western Romania, about 60 km east of Timisoara, is the country’s main provincial centre of choral music. It possesses a Casa Personalitatilor, a …

PONCHIELLI MUSEUM

PONCHIELLI MUSEUM The composer who was long regarded as Verdi’s probable successor, Amilcare Ponchielli, came from the village of Paderno Fasolaro, some 17 km northwest of Cremona, where he was …

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 after the Greek-Turkish war of 1919-22. Born on the Aegean island of Syros, Vamvakaris worked in the Piraeus area in the 1930s and 40s, singing and playing the bouzouki (the Greek long-necked lute) in clubs; later his music became more fashionable and he played in smarter clubs in Athens. His Piraeus Quartet was the prototype for later rebetiko ensembles. He faded from sight thereafter, partly for political reasons, but with the revival of rebetika in the 1970s his compositions came to be regarded as classics of the genre and he was dubbed ‘the father of rebetika He is commemorated in a house on his native island. The Vamvakaris Museum was inaugurated in 1986, in the square named after him at Ano Syros, near the island’s capital, Hermoupolis. It consists of a hall and a single room; the exhibits, provided by his family, include various personal items, photographs and recordings.

SARASATE MUSEUM

SARASATE MUSEUM It is of course as a violinist that Pablo Sarasate is chiefly remembered. But he composed too, not inconsiderably, and, not surprisingly, chiefly for his own instrument, mainly …

KOGOJ MUSEUM

KOGOJ MUSEUM Marij Kogoj, a pupil of Franz Schreker and Arnold Schoenberg, was the leading representative of Expressionism in Slovenia. By ancestry half Italian, he was born in Trieste, on …