'My name is Anita Ramu Rathod, I am from the Gypsy community where very few girls receive an education, I am lucky that I continue to study… I started my education with Doorstep's 'Pre-Primary School' and am now a member of its Youth Group…'
It's been said that God first separated the salt water
from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden,
made animals and fish...
All before making a human.
He made and provided what we'd need before we were born.
These are best & more powerful when eaten raw.
We're such slow learners...God left us a great clue as to what foods help what
part of our body! God's Pharmacy! Amazing!
A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye.
The pupil, iris and radiating lines look
just like the human eye...
And YES, science now shows carrots greatly
enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.
A Tomato has four chambers and is red.
The heart has four chambers and is red.
All of the research shows
tomatoes are loaded with lycopine
and are indeed pure heart and blood food.
Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart.
Each grape looks like a blood cell and
all of the research today shows
grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right
hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums.
Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like
the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help
develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters
for brain function.
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function
and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.
Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones.
These foods specifically target bone strength.
Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium.
If you don't have enough sodium in your diet,
the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak.
These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function
of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like
these organs. Today's research shows that
when a woman eats one avocado a week,
it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight,
and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this?
It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado
from blossom to ripened fruit There are over 14,000 photolytic
chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods
(modern science has only studied
and named about 141 of them).
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow.
Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase
the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance
the glycemic index of diabetics.
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries.
Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like
the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health
of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts
Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.
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NOTICE AT THE END,
THE DATE THE CANDLE WAS STARTED. GONNA GIVE YOU GOOSE BUMPS. I am not going to be the one who lets it die.
I found it believable ---
NOTICE AT THE END,
THE DATE THE CANDLE WAS STARTED. GONNA GIVE YOU GOOSE BUMPS. I am not going to be the one who lets it die.
I found it believable ---
This candle was lit on the 15th of September, 1998. Someone who loves you has helped Keep it alive by sending it to you.
Don't let The Candle of Love, Hope And Friendship die!
Pass It On To All Of Your Friends and Everyone You Love! I received this today for the 1st time and I hope it comes back someday again. Please keep this candle alive!
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-From the NY Daily News quoting my teaching on Rapport
Amedeo Modigliani was born in Livorno (Leghorn) on 12 July 1884 into a rich merchant family. Versed in literature and art at an early age, Modigliani took his first lessons in drawing and painting between 1898 and 1900 at Guglielmo Micheli's studio. Modigliani was particularly fond of the Italian Early Renaissance. In 1902 Modigliani shared a studio in Florence with Oscar Ghilia and became a pupil at the free school for drawing from the nude. A year later Modigliani transferred to the Venice Academy, where he spent a great deal of time studying the works of the Old Masters and became familiar with international movements in art.
Modigliani went to Paris in 1906 to study at the private Colarossi Academy. In 1907 he met a young physician, Paul Alexandre, who was the first person to promote his work. Alexandre not only bought paintings and drawings of Modigliani's; he also helped to arrange the artist's first commissions. That same year Modigliani showed work at the Salon d'Automne and a year later at the Salon des Indépendents. The few pictures by Modigliani to have survived from that period reveal the influence of the Fauves, Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso and Cézanne. Paul Alexandre introduced Modigliani to the sculptor Constantin Brancusi and Modigliani began to sculpt under his influence but he gave up sculpture in 1914/15 to devote himself to painting. The same salient features are common to both Modigliani's sculpture and his painting: despite mask-like stylization, a poignant grace and spirituality inform Modigliani's heads. His lasting fame rests on the portraits of artists he did after 1914.
On the outbreak of the First World War, Modigliani volunteered for service but was exempted for health reasons: two severe attacks of tuberculosis had left him weakened for the rest of his life. Modigliani began to work with the art dealer Paul Guillaume and was also supported by the Polish poet Léopold Zborovski and his wife, doing many portraits of both. Modigliani's first one-man show was opened by the Galerie Berthe Weill on 3 December 1917 but was closed after only a few hours because his nudes caused a public scandal. Modigliani left Paris while it was under German siege in 1918 and went to Nice with his mistress, Jeanne Hébuterne. There he did some of his best known pictures and some of his few landscapes. A daughter was born to him in Nice. In May 1919 Modigliani returned to Paris and went to England several times, thus ensuring the successful sale of his work there. Early in 1920, however, Modigliani again fell ill of tuberculosis and died in Paris on 24 January.
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From: "The Belfast Telegraph" Monday May 14th.
Parents praying distinctive mark will help find Maddie
By Claire Weir and Jonathan McCambridge
Holidaymakers travelling across Europe were today urged to look into the distinctive eyes of little Madeleine McCann as her parents stepped up international efforts to find the abducted four-year-old.
Gerry and Kate McCann insisted today they believe their daughter is safe and well. Speaking in Portugal this morning, the couple insisted that until the family saw "concrete evidence to the contrary" they would remain convinced that the four-year-old was being looked after.
Photos of the youngster show her distinctive right eye where the pupil runs into the blue-green iris.
It is this distinguishing mark that her family hope will identify Madeleine to those on the look-out for her across Europe.
It is now 11 days since Madeleine was snatched from her bed in a holiday apartment in the Portuguese village of Praia da Luz.
▷ Subscribe ►Like & Comment.▷ Madara Uchiha Becomes The Ten-Tails Jinchuuriki
With his enemies dealt with, Madara causally proceeded to resurrect the Ten-Tails again, immediately sealing it into his being as instantly subjugating it to gain complete control of its power. Becoming The Second Sage Of Sixth Paths.
▷Story Description "Spoiler"
Pleased with himself, Madara set off to regain his left eye. On his way, he felt something inside his body weighting down his chest, and spat it out, revealing to be the Benihisago and Kohaku no Jōhei that Obito used to substitute Kurama's chakra. Deeming them useless, Madara pressed on and landed right in front of where Minato, Kakashi, Obito, Black Zetsu, Naruto, Sakura and Gaara were. Madara's notoriety was enough that Kabuto Yakushi would search for his DNA andreincarnate the notorious Uchiha in his youthful prime as a bid for strategic dominance in the Fourth Shinobi World War while exposing Obito's deception. However this had repercussions as Madara severed his contract with the Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation to carry out the final phase of his plan, considering his reincarnation as an unfortunate substitute of the intended resurrection which Nagato was supposed to perform. Regardless of this, Madara enacted his longtime plan and was ultimately able to use his backup plan to force Obito to revive him using the Outer Path technique. Naruto Shippuden Episode 369, Naruto Shippuden Episode 371, After becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki, Madara's body undergoes a drastic transformation, obtaining its final transformation immediately. In this form, his hair turns dark red-coloured and his skin grey (much like Hagoromo after becoming the Ten-Tails' jinchūriki), and he becomes enveloped by a cloak of chakra that stabilises into physical clothing: a full-bodied black garment with black pants, gloves and boots. Over this, Madara wears a flowing white robe with six magatama markings across his chest and the familiar pattern of a Rinnegan and nine magatama markings in rows of three across the back. He also grows a horn-like protrusion out the left temple that overlaps his forehead akin to a protector with an upward-curve on the right temple and a single horn spike above his left eye, giving him an overall appearance very similar to that of the Sage of the Six Paths. After absorbing the Shinju's tree form, Madara obtained a black-tomoe pattern around his sleeve cuffs and the rim of his robe. Naruto shippuden episode 381, During his battle against ,Sasuke Uchiha, and Naruto Uzumaki, Madara was able to steal Kakashi Hatake's left Sharingan, gaining a complete set of eyes. Shortly after doing this, Madara regained both of his true eyes and flew close to the moon, he developed a third eye on on his forehead, snapping off his horn to reveal it. Like Kaguya's, its eyelids part vertically and is red in colour, consisting of a ripple-pattern with three black tomoe circling the pupil in the first three ripples.
Naruto Shippuden Oct Schedules
Naruto Shippuden Episode 378 “The Ten Tails' Jinchuriki” 十尾の人柱力
Naruto Shippuden Episode 379 “An Opening” 突破口
Naruto Shippuden Episode 380 "The Day of Naruto's Birth” ナルトが生まれた日
Naruto Shippuden Episode 381 “"Divine Tree” 神樹
Whereas most bears have round pupils, giant pandas have vertical slits, like cats' eyes - a feature that has inspired the Chinese to call the panda the "great bear cat." Though still endangered, organizations like the Wolong Nature Reserve have successfully reintroduced the species into the wild, increasing its numbers to an estimated 1,600 pandas.
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The journey is underway for Dido’s forthcoming album, Safe Trip Home, which will be released by Arista Records on November 18, 2008. Recorded in Los Angeles and London, Safe Trip Home is produced by Jon Brion (Fiona Apple, Kanye West, Rufus Wainwright, Eels) , Ark—the new production company founded by Rollo Armstrong (Faithless) and Dido. The new album includes smoldering, soulful songs that feature Dido playing guitar, piano, bells and the trusty recorder she toured Europe with as a prodigious pupil of London’s Guildhall School of Music. Safe Trip Home follows the global, chart-topping success of Dido’s two previous albums: No Angel and Life for Rent.
Please pray or offer your respects to those who have passed today.
Authorities say at least 26 people, including 18 children, were killed Friday when a gunman clad in black military gear opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school.
This is the official commemoration page for the Newton Conneticut Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Victims.
The shooter, identified as 24-year-old Ryan Lanza, lived in Hoboken, N.J., and had ties to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., according to officials. The gunman was found dead inside the building, but it remains unclear who killed him.
Local news outlets report that the shooting occurred inside a kindergarten classroom, and that all the pupils in that classroom are unaccounted for.
An official with knowledge of the situation said the shooter was armed with a .223-caliber rifle. The motive is not yet known.
Police are also questioning another man in connection with the shooting. Witnesses told the Connecticut Post that a handcuffed man, dressed in camouflage, was led out of a nearby woods by officers.
Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance said during an afternoon news conference that police arrived at the scene "within minutes" of a 911 call placed shortly after 9:30 a.m.
"Every door, every crack, every crevice of that school" was checked, Vance said. "The entire school was searched."
Vance did not give details about the number of victims other than to say they included students and staff, pending notification of the families. He said more information would be released, possibly later Friday.
The massacre began inside the school's main office as the principal was making morning announcements. Sources told Fox News students throughout the school could hear gunshots over the intercom system before the gunman entered the kindergarten classroom and continued his bloody rampage.
A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher was shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital. Local news outlets also reported that the principal was among those shot.
Parent Lisa Procaccini told Fox News that her daughter was sitting in a classroom when she and others heard gun shots.
"She was in a small class -- a reading group and they started hearing bangs," Procaccini said. "Her teacher, and I'm grateful for this, rushed kids into the bathroom and locked the door. They told kids it was hammering and tried to keep them calm."
"Children were crying," Procaccini said. "She did tell me about a little boy that was in a police officer's arms, bleeding. I don't know if she gets it."
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said two firearms were recovered from the scene.
President Obama was notified of the shooting around 10:30 am ET, White House officials said.
The Newtown School District has locked down schools as a preventive measure to ensure the safety of students and staff.
A statement on the district's website stated that afternoon kindergarten classes have been canceled.
The elementary school has close to 700 students.
Newtown is in Fairfield County, about 45 miles southwest of Hartford and 60 miles northeast of New York City.
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Everyone’s favourite mystery solving hound will be hitting the shelves on March 29, 2010 with his new magical animated movie “Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra Doo”.
Fans, both big and small, will be spellbound by this brand-new haunting adventure starring the whole Mystery Inc. gang.
Join the gang as they set out on a trip to visit Daphne’s sister Madelyn, who has been studying magic at the Whirlen Merlin Magic Academy. However, when they arrive, they find out that the school has been troubled with strange disturbances and a lot of the pupils have run away after being scared by a mysterious giant Gryphon. Mystery Inc. smell trouble and go to investigate!
DVD bonus material includes the cool featurette “Scooby-Doo and Puppets Too” where you can learn how to make your own scary Gryphon puppet. It’s a great introduction to puppet-making for all ages!
“Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra Doo” is available nationwide from all good retailers from March 29 2010 for kids aged 4 - 9. RRP £12.99.
This Christmas record, "It's Christmas Day", was recorded by the pupils of Balfron Primary School in Scotland.
A baby boy was born one day...
In a stable far away...
He nestled in a manger bed...
On straw he laid his tiny head...
It's Christmas Day all over Earth...
let the bells ring out for Jesus' birth...
The shepherds came from near and far ...
Guided by a lonely star...
The Wise men travelled night and day...
To Bethlehem where Jesus lay...
It's Christmas Day all over Earth...
let the bells ring out for Jesus' birth...
They looked upon that infant face...
Saviour for the human race...
So every year on Christmas Day...
We'll thank dear God in our own way...
It's Christmas Day all over Earth...
let the bells ring out for Jesus' birth(rpt)...
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A remake of the 1972 original starring Charles Bronson as a hit man working for "The Organization." Eventually the detached killer of killers finds himself training the son of one of his victims as the film turns into a case of the pupil overtaking the master
Les 20 ans de Caroline. Diaporama de photos en musique : Arroro (berceuse de Majorque) + Litanei, de Franz Schubert (version arrangée pour choeur, voix solo, piano & orchestre symphonique).
Diaporama de photos, avec musique :
- Arroro (berceuse de Majorque), pour voix solo (ténor) + choeur mixte
- Litanei, de Franz Schubert (1797–1828), en version arrangée pour choeur, voix solo, piano et orchestre symphonique.
Litanei demeure assurément l’un des plus émouvants et accomplis, émanant du génie mélodique & harmonique de Franz Schubert !
La synergie musicale spirituelle particulièrement aigue, délicate et la symbiose élégiaque ne peuvent qu’aller droit au cœur.
This beautiful song was composed by Franz Schubert in 1818 (last of the Jacobi songs) for the celebration of All Saint's Day and then subsequently arranged for solo voice, male choir, piano & symphonic orchestra.
Of a deep devotional nature, this Lied shows an exquisite example of humble affection.
Each verse ends with the refrain:
- Alle Seelen, Ruhn in Frieden
- All Souls rest in peace
Franz Schubert Franz Seraphicus Peter Schubert (January 31, 1797 – November 19, 1828) was an Austrian composer. He wrote some 600 Lieder, seven completed symphonies, the famous "Unfinished Symphony", liturgical music, operas, and a large body of chamber and solo piano music. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing.
While Schubert had a close circle of friends and associates who admired his work (including his teacher Antonio Salieri, and the prominent singer Johann Michael Vogl), wider appreciation of his music during his lifetime was limited at best. He was never able to secure adequate permanent employment, and for most of his career he relied on the support of friends and family. Interest in Schubert's work increased dramatically following his death.
Early life and education
Schubert was born in Vienna, Austria on January 31, 1797. His father Franz Theodor Florian, the son of a Moravian peasant, was a parish schoolmaster; his mother Elizabeth Vietz was the daughter of a Silesian master locksmith, and had also been a housemaid for a Viennese family prior to her marriage. Of the Schuberts' fifteen children (one illegitimate child was born in 1789), ten died in infancy; only four survived. Their father Franz Theodor was a well-known teacher, and his school on the Himmelpfortgrund was well attended. He was not a famous musician, but he taught his son what he could of music.
At the age of five, Schubert began receiving regular instruction from his father and a year later was enrolled at the Himmelpfortgrund school. His formal musical education also began around the same time. His father continued to teach him the basics of the violin. At seven, Schubert was placed under the instruction of Michael Holzer. Holzer's lessons seem to have mainly consisted of conversations and expressions of admiration and the boy gained more from his acquaintance with a friendly joiner's apprentice who used to take him to a neighboring pianoforte warehouse where he was given the opportunity to practice on better instruments. The unsatisfactory nature of Schubert's early training was even more pronounced during his time given that composers could expect little chance of success unless they were also able to appeal to the public as performers. To this end, Schubert's meager musical education was never entirely sufficient.
In October 1808, he was received as a pupil at the Stadtkonvikt (Imperial religious boarding school) through a choir scholarship. It was at the Stadtkonvikt that Schubert was introduced to the overtures and symphonies of Mozart. His exposure to these pieces as well as various lighter compositions combined with his occasional visits to the opera set the foundation for his greater musical knowledge.
Franz Schubert aged 16, drawn by Leopold KupelweiserMeanwhile, his genius was already beginning to show itself in his compositions. Antonio Salieri, a leading composer of the period, became aware of the talented young man and decided to train him in musical composition and music theory. Schubert's early essay in chamber music is noticeable, since we learn that at the time a regular quartet-party was established at his home "on Sundays and holidays," in which his two brothers played the violin, his father the cello and Franz himself the viola. It was the first germ of that amateur orchestra for which, in later years, many of his compositions were written. During the remainder of his stay at the Stadtkonvikt he wrote a good deal more chamber music, several songs, some miscellaneous pieces for the pianoforte and, among his more ambitious efforts, a Kyrie (D.31) and Salve Regina (D.27), an octet for wind instruments (D.72/72a) - said to commemorate the death of his mother, which took place in 1812 - a cantata (D.110), words and music, for his father's name-day in 1813, and the closing work of his school-life, his first symphony (D.82).
Teacher at his father's school
At the end of 1813 he left the Stadtkonvikt and entered his father's school as teacher of the lowest class. In the meantime, his father remarried, this time to Anna Kleyenboeck, the daughter of a silk dealer from the suburb Gumpendorf. For over two years the young man endured the drudgery of the work, which he performed with very indifferent success. There were, however, other interests to compensate. He received private lessons in composition from Salieri, who did more for Schubert’s training than any of his other teachers.
Supported by friends
As 1815 was the most prolific period of Schubert's life, 1816 saw the first real change in his fortunes. Somewhere about the turn of the year Spaun surprised him in the composition of Erlkönig (D.328, published as Op.1) — Goethe's poem propped among a heap of exercise books, and the boy at white-heat of inspiration "hurling" the notes on the music-paper. A few weeks later Franz von Schober, a student of good family and some means, who had heard some of Schubert's songs at Spaun's house, came to pay a visit to the composer and proposed to carry him off from school-life and give him freedom to practice his art in peace. The proposal was particularly opportune, for Schubert had just made an unsuccessful application for the post of Kapellmeister at Laibach (the German name for Ljubljana), and was feeling more acutely than ever the slavery of the classroom. His father's consent was readily given, and before the end of the spring he was installed as a guest in Schober's lodgings. For a time he attempted to increase the household resources by giving music lessons, but they were soon abandoned, and he devoted himself to composition. "I write all day," he said later to an inquiring visitor, "and when I have finished one piece I begin another."
All this time his circle of friends was steadily widening. Mayrhofer introduced him to Johann Michael Vogl, a famous baritone, who did him good service by performing his songs in the salons of Vienna; Anselm Hüttenbrenner and his brother Joseph ranged themselves among his most devoted admirers; Joseph von Gahy, an excellent pianist, played his sonatas and fantasias; the Sonnleithners, a burgher family whose eldest son had been at the Stadtkonvikt, gave him free access to their home, and organized in his honor musical parties which soon assumed the name of Schubertiaden. The material needs of life were supplied without much difficulty. No doubt Schubert was entirely penniless, for he had given up teaching, he could earn nothing by public performance, and, as yet, no publisher would take his music at a gift; but his friends came to his aid with true Bohemian generosity — one found him lodging, another found him appliances, they took their meals together and the man who had any money paid the score. Schubert was always the leader of the party, but more often than not, was penniless. Though he was known by half a dozen affectionate nicknames, the most characteristic was kann er 'was? ("Is he able?") or more colloquially, "Can he pay?" (for the food and drink), his usual question when a new acquaintance was introduced. Another nickname was "The Little Mushroom" as Schubert was only five feet, one and one-half inches tall (1.56 m), and tended to corpulence.
The compositions of 1820 are remarkable, and show a marked advance in development and maturity of style. The unfinished oratorio "Lazarus" (D.689) was begun in February; later followed, amid a number of smaller works, by the 23rd Psalm (D.706), the Gesang der Geister (D.705/714), the Quartettsatz in C minor (D.703), and the "Wanderer Fantasy" for piano (D.760). But of almost more biographical interest is the fact that in this year two of Schubert's operas appeared at the Kärntnerthor Theater, Die Zwillingsbrüder (D.647) on June 14, and Die Zauberharfe (D.644) on August 19. Hitherto his larger compositions (apart from Masses) had been restricted to the amateur orchestra at the Gundelhof, a society which grew out of the quartet-parties at his home. Now he began to assume a more prominent position and address a wider public. Still, however, publishers remained obstinately aloof, and it was not until his friend Vogl had sung Erlkönig at a concert (Feb. 8, 1821) that Anton Diabelli hesitatingly agreed to print some of his works on commission. The first seven opus numbers (all songs) appeared on these terms; then the commission ceased, and he began to receive the meagre pittances which were all that the great publishing houses ever accorded to him. Much has been written about the neglect from which he suffered during his lifetime. It was not the fault of his friends, it was only indirectly the fault of the Viennese public; the persons most to blame were the cautious intermediaries who stinted and hindered him from publication.
The production of his two dramatic pieces turned Schubert's attention more firmly than ever in the direction of the stage; and towards the end of 1821 he set himself on a course which for nearly three years brought him continuous mortification and disappointment. Alfonso und Estrella was refused, and so was Fierabras (D.796); Die Verschworenen (D.787) was prohibited by the censor (apparently on the ground of its title); Rosamunde (D.797) was withdrawn after two nights, owing to the poor quality of its libretto. Of these works the two former are written on a scale which would make their performances exceedingly difficult (Fierabras, for instance, contains over 1,000 pages of manuscript score), but Die Verschworenen is a bright attractive comedy, and Rosamunde contains some of the most charming music that Schubert ever composed. In 1822 he made the acquaintance both of Weber and of Beethoven, but little came of it in either case, though Beethoven cordially acknowledged his genius, the quote attributed to Beethoven being: "Truly, the spark of divine genius resides in this Schubert!" Schober was away from Vienna; new friends appeared of a less desirable character; on the whole these were the darkest years of his life.
In 1994 musicologist Rita Steblin discovered Schubert's brother Karl's marriage petition on the attic floor of the Lichtental church. The composer's own wish to marry Therese Grob was hindered by Metternich's harsh marriage consent law of 1815, as Schubert's heart-rending cry in his diary of September 1816 makes clear.
Last years and masterworks
In 1823 appeared Schubert's first song cycle, Die schöne Müllerin (D.795), after poems by Wilhelm Müller. This work, together with the later cycle "Winterreise" (D.911; also written to texts of Müller) is widely considered one of the pinnacles of Schubert's work and of the German Lied in general. The piece "Du bist die Ruh" ("My sweet repose") was also composed during this year.
In the spring of 1824 he wrote the Octet in F (D.803), "A Sketch for a Grand Symphony"; and in the summer went back to Želiezovce, when he became attracted by Hungarian idiom, and wrote the Divertissement a l'Hongroise (D.818) and the String Quartet in A minor (D.804). He held a hopeless passion for his pupil Countess Karoline Eszterházy; but whatever may be said about this romance, its details are not presently known.
Despite his preoccupation with the stage and later with his official duties, he found time during these years for a good deal of miscellaneous composition. The Mass in A flat (D.678) was completed and the "Unfinished Symphony" (Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759) begun in 1822. The question of why the symphony was "unfinished" has been debated endlessly and is still unresolved. To 1824, beside the works mentioned above, belong the variations for flute and piano on Trockne Blumen, from the cycle Die schöne Müllerin. There is also a sonata for piano and arpeggione (D.821). This music is nowadays usually played by either cello or viola and piano, although a number of other arrangements have been made.
The mishaps of the recent years were compensated by the prosperity and happiness of 1825. Publication had been moving more rapidly; the stress of poverty was for a time lightened; in the summer there was a pleasant holiday in Upper Austria, where Schubert was welcomed with enthusiasm. It was during this tour that he produced his "Songs from Sir Walter Scott". This cycle contains his famous and beloved Ellens dritter Gesang (D.839). This is today more popularly, though mistakenly, referred to as "Schubert's Ave Maria"; while he had set it to Adam Storck's German translation of Scott's hymn from The Lady of the Lake that happens to open with the greeting Ave Maria and also has it for its refrain, subsequently the entire Scott/Storck text in Schubert's song came to be substituted with the complete Latin text of the traditional Ave Maria prayer; and it is in this adaptation that this song of Schubert's is commonly sung today. During this time he also wrote the Piano Sonata in A minor (D.845, Op. 42) and the Symphony No. 9 (D.944), which is believed to have been completed the following year, in 1826.
From 1826 to 1828 Schubert resided continuously in Vienna, except for a brief visit to Graz in 1827. The history of his life during these three years is little more than a record of his compositions. The only events worth notice are that in 1826 he dedicated a symphony to the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde and received an honorarium in return. In the spring of 1828 he gave, for the first and only time in his career, a public concert of his own works which was very well received. But the compositions themselves are a sufficient biography. The String Quartet in D minor (D.810), with the variations on Death and the Maiden, was written during the winter of 1825-1826, and first played on January 25, 1826. Later in the year came the String Quartet in G major, the "Rondeau brilliant" for piano and violin (D.895, Op.70), and the Piano Sonata in G (D.894, Op.78) (first published under the title "Fantasia in G"). To these should be added the three Shakespearian songs, of which "Hark! Hark! the Lark" (D.889) and "Who is Sylvia?" (D.891) were allegedly written on the same day, the former at a tavern where he broke his afternoon's walk, the latter on his return to his lodging in the evening.
In 1827 Schubert wrote the song cycle Winterreise (D.911), a colossal peak of the art of art-song, the Fantasia for piano and violin in C (D.934), and the two piano trios (B flat, D.898; and E flat, D.929): in 1828 the Song of Miriam, the Mass in E-flat (D.950), the Tantum Ergo (D.962) in the same key, the String Quintet in C (D.956), the second Benedictus to the Mass in C, the last three piano sonatas, and the collection of songs published posthumously under the fanciful name of Schwanengesang ("Swan-song", D.957), which whilst not a true song cycle, retains a unity of style amongst the individual songs, touching unwonted depths of tragedy and the morbidly supernatural. Six of these are to words by Heinrich Heine, whose Buch der Lieder appeared in the autumn. The Symphony No. 9 (D.944) is dated 1828, and many modern Schubert scholars (including Brian Newbould) believe that this symphony, written in 1825-6, was revised for performance in 1828 (a fairly unusual practice for Schubert, for whom publication, let alone performance, was rarely contemplated for many of his larger-scale works during his lifetime). In the last weeks of his life he began to sketch three movements for a new Symphony in D (D.936A).
The works of his last two years reveal a composer increasingly meditating on the darker side of the human psyche and human relationships, and with a deeper sense of spiritual awareness and conception of the 'beyond', reaching extraordinary depths in several chillingly dark songs of this period, especially in the larger cycles, (the song Der Doppelgaenger reaching an extraordinary climax, conveying madness at the realization of rejection and imminent death, and yet able to touch repose and communion with the infinite in the almost timeless ebb and flow of the String Quintet). Schubert expressed the wish, were he to survive his final illness, to further develop his knowledge of harmony and counterpoint.
Schubert's grave in the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.In the midst of this creative activity, his health deteriorated. He had battled syphilis since 1822. The final illness may have been typhoid fever, though other causes have been proposed; some of his final symptoms match those of mercury poisoning (mercury was a common treatment for syphilis in the early 19th century). At any rate, insufficient evidence remains to make a definitive diagnosis. His solace in his final illness was reading, and he had become a passionate fan of the writings of James Fenimore Cooper. He died aged 31 on Wednesday November 19, 1828 at the apartment of his brother Ferdinand in Vienna. At 3pm that afternoon "someone observed that he had ceased to breathe." By his own request, he was buried next to Beethoven, whom he had adored all his life, in the village cemetery of Währing. In 1888, both Schubert's and Beethoven's graves were moved to the Zentralfriedhof, where they can now be found next to those of Johann Strauss II and Johannes Brahms.
In 1872, a memorial to Franz Schubert was erected in Vienna's Stadtpark.
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Teacher's comments about McCain, war stir anger
By Francis X. Gilpin Staff writer
A Cumberland County school teacher is defending her comments to a fifth-grade pupil who expressed support for John McCain in her class last spring.
The exchange at Mary McArthur Elementary School was captured by a Swedish television documentary crew, and the video is making the rounds on the Internet including YouTube.
In the video, which reportedly aired in Scandinavia earlier this week, teacher Diatha D. Harris calls the Iraq War “senseless” and tells one student whose father is a soldier that McCain would keep troops there for 100 years. She said in an interview that her comments were doctored.
Superintendent Bill Harrison called that student’s father today and apologized, a spokeswoman said. He also issued a statement saying he was “shocked” by the video and “particularly disturbed” by how the teacher’s “inappropriate actions” made the children uncomfortable.
The videotaped discussion begins with Harris asking the class who they support for president. When two students say McCain, she responds with “Oh Lord” and “Oh Jesus.”
She asks them why they are you pulling for McCain or Obama. One student says she supports Obama because “he is making good changes” like “not having a fight between Iraq, and having soldiers killed.”
“So in other words,” Harris says, “Barack is going to end that war in Iraq.”
One girls says she supports McCain. When asked why, she tells her teacher, “I think it’s because of my parents are going for him, too.’’
Harris points out that the girl’s father is in the military, then says to the class that Iraq is a “senseless war.”
“And by the way,” Harris tells the girl, “the person that you’re picking for president said that our troops could stay in Iraq for another hundred years if they need to. So that means that your daddy could stay in the military for another hundred years.”
The girl appears to be embarrassed and doesn’t respond.
Harris said three children in the class had parents in the military.
In an interview late Thursday, Harris, 53, said somebody edited the video to make it appear she was an Obama partisan imposing her views on a child. In fact, Harris said, she made gestures after pupils voiced support for Obama.
“It has been doctored,” Harris said. “They didn’t show anything about Obama.”
In another sequence on the video, however, Harris sports an Obama button during a pep rally at the school.
Harrison, the superintendent, said in the statement that neutral discussion of the political process is appropriate. But, he added, “at no time, particularly with elementary students, should a teacher infuse his/her political views into the discussion. Most disconcerting was the military slant that made its way into this discussion. We are a military community, serving over 15,000 military students and their families. We value the sacrifices, not only of the military parents but also those of their families.”
The statement, posted on the school system’s Web site, assured the public that “the actions exhibited in this video are not consistent with the vision” of the school system.
“Once the video was brought to my attention, I immediately launched an investigation. ... I can assure you that upon completion of the investigation, I will take appropriate action.”
Wanda McPhaul, a spokeswoman for Cumberland schools, said school leaders were deluged with protest calls today. She said state law prohibits them from revealing what, if any, personnel action would be taken against Harris. The personnel records that officials did release show Harris has taught school for 27 years, the last four in county schools.
McPhaul said the father of the girl in the video is active-duty military and didn’t know about the video until Harrison called him today.
One of the first Web sites to report the video was a blog called Tundra Tabloid.
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Barack Obama who believes in desecrating Holy Matrimony by allowing sodomites to blaspheme God by getting married should not be president.
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