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Fantasia Mathematica

Author : Clifton Fadiman
ISBN : 0387949313
Genre : Mathematics
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Clifton Fadiman's classic collection of mathematical stories, essays and anecdotes is now once again available. Ranging from the poignant to the comical via the simply surreal, these selections include writing by Aldous Huxley, Martin Gardner, H.G. Wells, George Gamow, G.H. Hardy, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and many others. Humorous, mysterious, and always entertaining, this collection is sure to bring a smile to the faces of mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike.
Category: Mathematics

Quasi Una Fantasia

Author : Theodor W. Adorno
ISBN : 1859841597
Genre : Music
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Quasi una Fantasia contains Adorno's own selection from his essays and journalism over more than three decades. In its analytical profundity it can be compared to his Philosophy of Modern Music, but in the range of its topics and the clarity of its arguments it stands alone among Adorno's writings on music. At the book's core are illuminating studies of the founders of modern music: Mahler, Schoenberg and Berg, as well as sympathetic rediscoveries of Alexander Zemlinsky and Franz Schreker. Especially significant is Adorno's "dialectical portrait" of Stravinsky in which he both reconsiders and refines the damning indictment he gave in Philosophy on Modern Music. In 'Vers une musique informelle', an influential essay, he plots a course for a music of the future 'which takes up the challenge of an unrevised, unrestricted freedom'. More unexpectedly, there are moving accounts of earlier works, including Bizet's Carmen and Weber's Der Freischutz, along with an entertainingly caustic "Natural History of the Theatre." Which explores the hierarchies of the auditorium, from upper circle to foyer. 'The positive element of kitsch', Adorno remarks, 'lies in the fact that it sets free for a moment the glimmering realization that you have wasted your life.' Musical kitsch is the target of several of the shorter pieces: on Gounod's Ave Maria or Tchaikovsky's 'clumsy naivety'; on the 'Penny Serenade' of the transformation of Mozart into chocolate-box rococo. Yet even while Adorno demolishes 'commodity music' he is sustained by the conviction that music is supremely human because it retains the capacity to speak of inhumanity and to resist it. It is a conviction which reverberates throughout these writings. For Adorno, music and philosophy were inextricably linked: Quasi una Fantasia will enlarge our understanding of both.
Category: Music

Fantasia Barrino

Author : Liz Sonneborn
ISBN : 1404213694
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Profiles the winner of the third season of the television show "American Idol," discussing her childhood, struggles as a single parent, and singing career.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Psychoanalysis And The Unconscious And Fantasia Of The Unconscious

Author : D. H. Lawrence
ISBN : 9780486148724
Genre : Psychology
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Lawrence articulates his conceptions of education, marriage, and social and political action, along with his insights into the struggle to rationalize and reconcile the polarity that exists between emotional and intellectual identities.
Category: Psychology

The Free Fantasia And The Musical Picturesque

Author : Annette Richards
ISBN : 9780521027533
Genre : Music
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A crucial category across all the arts in the late eighteenth century, the picturesque has lost its currency in modern musical criticism, in spite of its rich potential to shed new light on the fantastical elements of instrumental music in general and the genre of the free fantasia in particular. Just as English garden architecture, in which the picturesque found its origins, was changing the landscape of continental Europe, the fantastical elements of irregularity, temporal displacement, ambiguity, interruption, and self-referentiality in the music of Bach, Haydn and Beethoven were both lauded and criticized in terms borrowed from the discourse of the picturesque. This study reaffirms the centrality of the free fantasia and fantastical gesture in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century musical culture through an interdisciplinary approach that combines the visual, the literary and the musical.
Category: Music


Author : Nikita Vattas
ISBN : 9789814580007
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Fantasia is an enchanted kingdom away from reach of humans and is inhabited by magical creatures. Landed by chance in this kingdom, four sisters are turned into frogs. Now, they have a challenging journey ahead of them, their destination being the evil giant’s castle. The story builds up on their journey across Fantasia and their encounters with giants, elves, dragons, goblins and many more unique and mystical creatures.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Maddigan S Fantasia

Author : Margaret Mahy
ISBN : 9780571317301
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In a time not far from our own, a colourful group of travellers braves the twisting, unpredictable landscape of a world trying to remake itself years after near-destruction. They are the magicians, clowns, trapeze artists and musicians of Maddigan's Fantasia, healing the injured land with wonder and laughter. When three mysterious children join the Fantasia - children with uncanny abilities and a secret past - they bring with them powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to hunt them down. Soon Garland Maddigan, the 12-year-old daughter of the Fantasia's ringmaster finds herself embroiled in a series of terrifying adventures that will take her within perilous underground tunnels, through the land of the Witch-Finder and across time itself . . .
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Kathy Mayes 2004 Prophetic Letter To Fantasia

Author : Charlie Brown's Daughter
ISBN : 9781434903839
Genre : Religion
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The Lord reaches to us in any way possible just to get his message across. Be it in silence, signs, whispers, or dreams, he talks to us in ways only we can comprehend. In Kathy Mayes¿s 2004 Prophetic Letter to Fantasia, Charlie Brown¿s Daughter recounts the Lord¿s calling to publish her letter book and reveal a prophecy that will change a person¿s life. Fantasia Barrino was the American Idol Season Three grand winner in 2004. Weeks before the grand finale, the author dreamed of Barrino¿s victory. She was compelled by the Lord to relay his message to Barrino, through her grandmother, before the contest was over. Having been a prophetess for twenty-six years, the author has witnessed the Lord¿s many unending graces and miraculous means of showing his love for us and has become the medium to extend his greatness in the entire humanity. In this book, get to know the forever giving and compassionate Lord as he touches the lives of those who keep a strong faith in him.
Category: Religion

Carmen Fantasia

Author : Donald Hunsberger
ISBN : 1457449994
Genre : Music
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Arranged for the trumpet duo Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer, this beautifully exciting setting utilizes excerpts from Georges Bizet's opera Carmen. It calls for the soloists to play trumpet, flugelhorn and piccolo but may be performed with just trumpet. May be performed in its entirety or in individual compositional sections. Numerous cadenzas can be altered to fit every soloist's abilities. * Full orchestration for this work is available from Alfred Rental, e-mail: [email protected]
Category: Music