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1) overture. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The earliest Italian opera overtures were simply pieces of orchestral music and were called sinfonie. Jean Baptiste Lully standardized the French overture, using...

2) symphony. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The Italian operatic overture, called sinfonia, was standardized by Alessandro Scarlatti at the end of the 17th cent. into three sections, the first and last being...

3) Goldmark, Karl. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...His concert overture Sakuntala (1865), his symphony A Rustic Wedding (1870), and an opera, The Queen of Sheba (1875), were very popular. His nephew, Rubin Goldmark,...

4) Mendelssohn, Felix. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...German composer; grandson of the Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn was one of the major figures in 19th-century music. His father, Abraham, upon conversion...

5) Barber, Samuel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Barber studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia. His music is lyrical and generally tonal; his later works are more chromatic and polytonal with striking...

6) Fingal's Cave. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Staffa island, one of the Inner Hebrides, W Scotland. The entrance is an archway supported by basaltic columns 20 to 40 ft (6.1-12.2 m) high. The cave is inundated...

7) Schuman, William. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Schuman taught at Sarah Lawrence College (1935-45) and was twice a Guggenheim Fellow (1939 and 1940). While president of the Juilliard School of Music (1945-62) he...

8) Scarlatti, Alessandro. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Carissimi in Rome, where his first opera was produced in 1679. In 1684 he went to Naples as master of the royal chapel and there composed operas for the royal palace...

9) Lully, Jean Baptiste. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French operatic composer, b. Florence, Italy. His name originally was Giovanni Battista Lulli. A self-taught violinist, he went to France in 1646 and in 1652 entered...

10) baroque, in music. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Its beginnings were in the late 16th-century revolt against polyphony that gave rise to the accompanied recitative and to opera. With opera and recitative came the...

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