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A Javelin is a light spear intended for throwing. It is commonly known from the modern athletic discipline, the Javelin throw.
Michael Torke is an American composer who writes music influenced by jazz and minimalism.
Torke is a small village in Kumta taluk of Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka, India. This village is about a few square kilometres in extent. Torke traditionally is the amalgamation of Hoskatt, Naranapur, Toregazani, Torke, Devarabhavi, Hallergudi, Devana and Gonehalli. It has a Gram Panchayat.
Balanescu Quartet is an avant-garde string ensemble formed in 1987. Current members are Alexander Bălănescu (violin), James Shenton (violin), Helen Kamminga (viola) and Nick Holland (cello).
Lothar Zagrosek is a German conductor. As a youth, he sang in the Regensburg Cathedral choir, including performances as the First Boy in The Magic Flute at the 1954 Salzburg Festival. From 1962 to 1967, Zagrosek studied conducting with Hans Swarowsky, István Kertész, Bruno Maderna and Herbert von Karajan.
The Albany Symphony Orchestra is a professional symphony orchestra based in Albany, New York.
The Treaty of Constantinople or Istanbul was signed on 13 July 1700 between the Tsardom of Russia and the Ottoman Empire. It ended the Russo-Turkish War of 1686-1700. Russian tsar Peter the Great secured possession of the Azov region and freed his forces to participate in the Great Northern War. The treaty was superseded by the Treaty of the Pruth in 1711, after the Ottoman Empire became involved in this war.
Swartzia is a genus of legume in the family Fabaceae. It was named in honor of Swedish botanist Olof Swartz and contains about 200 species. Swartzia is restricted in its geographical distribution to the New World Tropics, where it occurs primarily in lowland rainforests, but also in savannas, pre-montane forests, and tropical dry forests. While it can be found throughout the wet lowlands from Mexico and the Caribbean islands to southern Brazil and Bolivia, Swartzia is most abundant and species-rich in Amazonia, where 10–20 species may co-occur at a single site. The species of Swartzia are mostly trees, ranging from small understory treelets to large canopy emergents. Some species, especially in savannas, are mult-stemmed shrubs.
Black and White is a ballet made by New York City Ballet ballet master, subsequently ballet master in chief, Peter Martins to some of Michael Torke's eponymous music which was commissioned for City Ballet's American Music Festival; the premiere took place on 7 May 1988 at the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center. Black and White was the second in a series of collaborations between the choreographer and composer.
Ash is a ballet made by New York City Ballet's ballet master in chief Peter Martins to Ash (1991) by Michael Torke. The premiere took place Thursday, June 20, 1991 at the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center. Ash was the fourth in a series of collaborations between the choreographer and composer.
Barrister Venkanna H. Naik (1879–1929) from Gonehalli village was a Commissioner of Bijapur District, India, and a Deputy Commissioner of Dharwar District. He instigated several new plans to help sects of Bijapur district who were economically and socially backward.
Ecstatic Orange is a ballet made by New York City Ballet ballet master Peter Martins to Michael Torke's Verdant Music (1985), Purple (1987) and Ecstatic Orange (1985) for City Ballet's American Music Festival; the second movement, Purple, was to a score commissioned for the occasion. The premiere of the expanded version took place on 11 June 1987 at the New York State Theater, Lincoln Center, with lighting by Mark Stanley Ecstatic Orange was the first in a series of collaborations between the choreographer and composer.
Devarbhavi is a village in Kumta Taluka. It is next to Torke village.
Gonehalli is a small village in Kumta taluka. Its neighboring villages are Torke, Devarbhavi and Bankikodla.
Margaret Lloyd is an American soprano who is particularly known for her performances in contemporary operas and concert works. She has sung in the world premieres of several operas, most notably portraying the role of Lightfoot McClendon in the premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Cold Sassy Tree at the Houston Grand Opera in 2000. She has also sung in the world premieres of several works by composer Michael Torke.
Vanada is an early musical composition by Michael Torke. A chamber piece, Vanada was composed in 1984 while Torke was still a student. Published in 1986, the piece is scored for a musical ensemble of twelve musicians using a mix of acoustic and electric instruments.
Color Music is a suite of five different compositions for orchestra by American composer Michael Torke. The suite is well known for its association with the composer's synesthesia.
Adjustable Wrench, sometimes also The Adjustable Wrench, is a composition for mixed chamber ensemble by American composer Michael Torke. It was composed in 1987.
Javelin is a composition for orchestra by American composer Michael Torke. It was finished in 1994.