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UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 7, 2014
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Today is Friday, July 7, the 188th day of 2006 with 177 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
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Today is Thursday, July 7, the 188th day of 2005 with 177 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, July 7, the 189th day of 2004 with 177 to follow.
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Berlin-Vienna orchestral rivalry ended

BERLIN, May 3 (UPI) -- The 20-year-old estrangement of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic will be ended by a joint concert in Berlin on April 2, 2005.

Oldest choral festival salutes director

CINCINNATI, March 8 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati May Festival, oldest of the nation's choral festivals, will celebrate James Conlon's 25 years as director this year.

Show traces modern silver design to Vienna

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- An exhibit at the Neue Galerie Museum for German and Austrian art traces the origins of modern silver design to early 19th century Vienna, a century before Scan
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'Molto Agitato' -- much ado at the Met

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- I was familiar with the terms Iron Curtain, which described the communist countries in Eastern Europe, and even Bamboo Curtain, a term applied to communist Chin
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Today is Monday, July 7, the 188th day of 2003 with 177 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, July 7, the 188th day of 2002 with 177 to follow.
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Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a Bohemian-born Austrian composer and conductor. He was best known during his own lifetime as one of the leading orchestral and operatic conductors of the day. He has since come to be acknowledged as among the most important late-Romantic composers, although his music was never completely accepted by the musical establishment of Vienna while he was still alive. Mahler composed primarily symphonies and songs; however, his approach to genre often blurred the lines between orchestral Lied, symphony, and symphonic poem.

Gustav Mahler was born into a German-speaking, Ashkenazic Jewish family in Kaliště (in German, Kalischt), Bohemia, then in the Austrian Empire, today in the Czech Republic, the second of fourteen children, of whom only six survived infancy. His parents soon moved to Jihlava (in German Iglau), where Mahler spent his childhood. Having noticed the boy's talent at an early age, his parents arranged piano lessons for him when he was six years old.

In 1875, Mahler, then fifteen, was admitted to the Vienna Conservatoire where he studied piano under Julius Epstein, harmony with Robert Fuchs, and composition with Franz Krenn. Three years later Mahler attended Vienna University, where Anton Bruckner was lecturing. There he studied history and philosophy as well as music. While at the university, he worked as a music teacher and made his first major attempt at composition with the cantata Das klagende Lied. The work was entered in a competition where the jury was headed by Johannes Brahms, but failed to win a prize.

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