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Theodore Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians is a classic work of musical biography. It presents 2400 entries of hundreds of composers, conductors, singers, and instrumental virtuosos, as well as important scholars, critics, teachers, librettists, patrons, and impresarios from every country and every period of music. Brief but substantial, it can by right be considered an encyclopedia of a world of music, due to its extensive, well-detailed review of classical and modern music luminaries.
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Great Pyramid Passages and Chambers, Volume 1 (1910 edition). By John and Morton Edgar. The Edgars were associates of Charles Taze Russell and wrote this treatise in defense of Russell's views on the prophetic symbolism of the Great Pyramid of Gizeh in Egypt. This volume was advertised in the August 1, 1910 Watch Tower and was sold by the Brooklyn and London branches of the Watchtower Society. It was later revised in 1923. This was circulated among Bible Students (Jehovah's Witnesses) until 1928. Bible Students who retained Russell's teachings still circulate the volume.
A truly fascinating biography of a famous composer Franz Schubert which was published for the first time in 1905 by Duncan Edmondstoune. The book could be recommended for all readers who are fond of the music created by Schubert and who want to enter his life and his world.
Originally published in 1911-13. This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume.
The book that help to overcome the fear of public speaking, to attain the assertiveness, mastery results and skill in communication. “Public Speaking” by Clarence Stratton touches upon the importance of speech in modern life, the value and wastefulness of talk, methods by which one
may overcome drawbacks, improve the ability to speak and avoid embarrassing mistakes. The author offers exercises and chapters on voice, words and sentences, planning, beginning and concluding the speech, explaining, refuting and debating. Eminently practical basis, the work attempts to provide a guide for teachers, students and anyone interested in the subject.
A collection of essays about famous music composers and their creations, written by Olin Downes (Edwin) (1886–1955) was an American music critic, who worked for New York Times for more than thirty years. The book includes compositions on Rossini, Verdi, Chopin, List, Puccini, Tschaikovskiy and other famous composers - French, Russian, English, American etc.