Boris Godunov

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  • Russian Opera Essay

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    Continuing Dargomyzhsky's search for musical realism, he combined an instinctive flair for the nuances of folk music with flexible, textually motivated rhythmic practices and unusual harmonic juxtapositions in his many songs, his operatic masterpiece Boris Godunov (1869-72), and his suite for piano Pictures at an Exhibition (1874). Although he was misunderstood by many of his contemporaries, Mussorgsky's legacy has been profoundly important for music in the 20th century. The conspicuous targets of

  • The Mighty Handful

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    The Mighty Handful During nineteenth century, there were five major players who worked together to establish the unique and distinct sound that is Russian classical music. Mily Balakirev, Cesar Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Borodin. The five composers all lived in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and worked together to created amazing works of music from 1856 to 1870. The Mighty Handful got their name from an article entitled Mr. Balakirev’s Slavic Concert, by acclaimed

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Op. 30 Analysis

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    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov‘s Scheherazade, Op. 35 At the Salzburg Festival in 2005, Valery Gergiev conducted the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in its performance of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov‘s Scheherazade, Op. 35 (Classical Music db 1). He is a highly achieved, accomplished and revered conductor and is considered to have “attained a level of worldly power perhaps unmatched by any living classical musician” (qtd. by Alex Ross 1). All the wile, this orchestra is considered to be one of the premium orchestras

  • The Fall of Russia Essay

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    After the collapse of the Soviet Union there were many different problems facing the new Russian government. Through the use of reforms many of these issues were cured but not overnight. Boris Yeltsin and his Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar implemented several policies while the economy was not moving well. Then Vladimir Putin would carry on reforms while making new ones or changing existing policies. How would these amendments affect the economy after the collapse of the Communist regime? In 1992

  • Vladimir Putin - A Modern Machiavellian Prince Essay

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    In 1513, an Italian politician by the name of Niccolo Machiavelli distributed, though privately, a political treatise called The Prince. This treatise was, essentially, a guide on how to effectively rule one's country. It's important beforehand to define exactly what a Machiavellian is, before describing one. A Machiavellian is a leader who, through his power and influence, works toward the common good of his people. This can be done through fear, through deceit, even through manipulation. It is

  • My Perestroik The Soviet Union

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    Over the past century, the world has seen the dominance, gradual decline, and eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. The past few decades have been marked by many former Soviet bloc nations establishing their independence and nationhood and attempting to rebuild following many years of censorship and government control. However, countries such as Russia have struggled to move past the former Soviet days economically, politically, and socially. My Perestroika clearly reflects the hardship endured

  • Corrupt Politics, President 's Escape And More For New Ukraine

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    Corrupt politics, president’s escape and more to New Ukraine. Introduction Ukraine made the news a lot in the past year, but for anything Ukraine discovered or made. In the past year the country has been in crisis due to the events that started off as a riot for Ukraine becoming a part of EU and leading to annexation of Crimea and war in east part of the country. Ukraine has been ruled by corrupt politicians and oligarchs and has been strongly influenced by Russia. These two countries always had

  • China 's Reforms During The Soviet Union

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    China and Russia are both countries with strong state traditions who have favored communist systems over the western idea of democracy. But, in the 1990’s, China and Russia began to stray from their communist systems in their own ways. Russia began the shift with rapid political liberalization under Gorbachev followed by the fall of the Soviet Union. China, on the other hand, embarked on a managed transition with step by step introduction of capitalism while the CCP remained the sole political power

  • What Makes A Tootsie Pop?

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    Introduction Have you ever wondered how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop? Well I have, however one thing I haven’t ever thought about was how many punches it takes to beat someone half to death. In this case, all it took was one punch. After 5 years of being on and off, Rihanna had reason to call an “SOS” when Chris Brown beat her so bad, that she couldn’t even make it to her Grammy performance that week. The couple kept quiet for numerous reasons in regard to their image

  • How Much Control And Pressure Should Parents Exert Over Children?

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    such child prodigies. The first of these is William James Sidis. Sidis was born on April 1st, 1898, to a family of brilliant, but neurotic parents. His father, Boris Sidis, was a professor of psychology at Harvard, and saw his son’s birth as an opportunity to perform experiments on the human psyche on a live specimen. Specifically, Boris put intense academic pressure on William. At five, William was learning Latin, Greek, Russian, French, German, and Hebrew. At the same time, the media constantly