Author: Jonathan Cross
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Sir Harrison Birtwistle is the most original, the most challenging, and the most controversial British composer of our time. His notoriously angular music is at once defiantly modernist and deeply indebted to the traditions, medieval and modern, of English music.Birtwistle composes for ensembles of every size and shape but is perhaps best known for his music for the opera stage. His opera Gawain, possibly his most famous work, is fully characteristic in its marriage of a modernist musical language and a mythic subject.Accessible to anyone with an interest in modern music, this book uncovers the sources of Birtwistle's art and presents a critical account of his musical, dramatic, and aesthetic preoccupations through an exploration of such topics as theater, myth, ritual, pastoral, pulse, and line. It places Birtwistle in a broad cultural context, examining the composers and painters who have influenced his work.
'Sprachführer Italienisch für Dummies' bietet einen schnellen Überblick über die wichtigsten Wörter und Redewendungen für den Alltag. Jedes Kapitel beschäftigt sich mit einer Alltagssituation. So haben Sie schnell die passenden Sätze parat, wenn Sie sich beispielsweise jemandem vorstellen, im Restaurant bestellen oder nach einer Wegbeschreibung fragen. Dazu bekommen Sie eine kurze Einführung in die Grammatik und Aussprache des Italienischen.
The Floating Republic
Author: C.E Manwaring
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The naval mutiny of 1797 is the most astonishing recorded in British history; by its management rather than by its results. Though it shook the country, it was largely ordered with rigid discipline, a respect for officers and an unswerving loyalty to the King. Moreover, it was so rationally grounded that it not only achieved its immediate end, the betterment of the sailor's lot, but also began a new and lasting epoch in naval administration.
Italian Short Stories for Beginners is written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level (A1-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference). The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading. You'll finally be able to enjoy reading in Italian, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time. Based on extensive research into how people most enjoy and benefit from reading in a new language, this book eliminates all the frustrations you have experienced when trying to read in Italian: Dull topics that are no fun to read Books so long you never reach the end Endless chapters that make you want to give up Impenetrable grammar that frustrates you at every turn Complex vocabulary that leaves you with your head buried in the dictionary Instead, you can just concentrate on what you came for in the first place - enjoying reading and having fun! If you're learning Italian and enjoy reading, this is the book you need to rekindle your passion for the language and take your Italian to the next level!
Culturas de Espana
Author: Carmen Pereira-Muro
Publisher: Cengage Learning
An engaging reader, CULTURAS DE ESPAÑA, 2e offers a wealth of authentic texts and visual materials and encourages learners to think critically about the cultures of Spain. While other books present Spanish civilization as a neutral recounting of historical facts, events, and data, CULTURAS DE ESPAÑA, 2e emphasizes that history, culture, and civilization are concepts under constant construction. Its intriguing conceptual focus brings to life the history and everyday experiences that shape national identity. Prior knowledge in the target language is required. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Giovanni Della Casa
Mastering Italian Vocabulary
Author: Luciana Feinler-Torriani, Gunter H. Klemm
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
This Italian word-power builder presents more than 5,000 words and phrases with translations into English. The feature that makes this vocabulary book distinctive is the way words are divided into themes, grouped together so that the foreign traveler or language student can find words related by subject. The subject themes include business terms, medical terms, household terms, scientific words and phrases, units of measurement, clothing, food and dining, transportation, art and culture&... 24 separate themes in all. The new second edition has been expanded and updated with increased vocabulary.
Author: Luther Blissett
Publisher: William Heinemann
A bestseller across Europe this international phenomenon is an ambitious, dynamic and intelligent historical novel written by four young Italian men. Set in the time of tremendous religious and political upheaval caused by the Reformation in Europe,Qbegins with Luther nailing his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg cathedral -- a historical flash point which would completely disrupt European society. The novel traces the adventures and conflicts of two central characters as they travel across Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. One is an Anabaptist, a member of the most radical Protestant sect. These are the anarchists of the Reformation who revolted against Catholicism and the emerging Reformation church. The other is a Catholic spy and informer. Like the leaders of religious reform, the book’s authors break with tradition -- seeking anonymity behind the pseudonym Luther Blissett. They have successfully created a world of intrigue, violence and intense political and religious passion. A phenomenal bestseller in Italy and Holland –Qis now being translated into eight languages. When it was first published anonymously in Italy, it was widely rumoured to be the work of Umberto Eco.
Author: Jonathan Roberts
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited
These magnificent and evocative color photos reveal why forests have been a source of inspiration to humankind throughout the ages. The bestselling author of Meeting with Remarkable Trees has chosen 15 "mythic woods," from the famous Sherwood Forest (so unlike its legendary image) to the little-known Valley of the Giants in Tasmania, home to some of the world's tallest trees. Some are huge and ecologically vital, like the Amazon and Canadian rainforests; others are tiny remnants, like the Black Wood of Rannoch. The rich and diverse gallery includes the Petrified Forest of Arizona and the towering underwater groves of the Californian Kelp Forest. If anyone questions the need to nurture and protect Earth's forests, these images offer a supremely eloquent answer.
No one messes with Johnny Kemp. But Dan got him kicked out of school. Now hes back and hes looking for Dan.No where to hide. No one to help.Is Dan a dead man walking?
Stay in Bed, Davy
Author: Brigitte Weninger, Marianne Martens
Publisher: North-South / Night Sky Books
When Davy feels sick, his friends offer to stay with him while the rest of his family visits Grandma's house, and his mother agrees under the condition that Davy stays in bed--but she does not say where the bed should stay.
In 18th century Naples, three visitors from Flanders vie for the hand of a glovemaker's daughter. One is a merchant, a second is a duke and a third a sculptor. All are intrigued be her mysterious sorrow.
Author: Lizzie Ribbons, Paola Bertolini Grudina
Oxford International Primary Computing takes a real-life, project based approach to teaching young learners the vital computing skills they need for the changing digital world. Each unit builds a series of skills towards the creation of final project, with topics ranging from programming simple computer games to creating an online yearbook.