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Fredmans Epistlar
Fredmans epistlar
Fredmans epistlar
(English: Fredman's Epistles or Epistles of Fredman) is a collection of 82 poems set to music by Carl Michael Bellman, a major figure in Swedish 18th century song. Though first published in 1790, it was created over a period of twenty years from 1768 onwards. A companion volume, Fredmans sånger
Fredmans sånger
(Fredman's Songs) was published the following year. The Epistles vary widely in style and effect, from Rococo-themed pastorale with a cast of gods and demigods from classical antiquity to laments for the effects of Brännvin-drinking, tavern-scenes, and apparent improvisations. The lyrics, based on the lives of Bellman's contemporaries in Gustavian-age Sweden, describe a gallery of fictional and semi-fictional characters and events taking place in Stockholm. Jean Fredman, an alcoholic former watchmaker, is the central character and fictional narrator
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Johan Tobias Sergel
Johan Tobias Sergel
Johan Tobias Sergel
(Swedish pronunciation: ['sær.gɛl])[1] (7 September 1740 in Stockholm
Stockholm
– 26 February 1814 in Stockholm) was a Swedish neoclassical sculptor.Contents1 Life 2 Legacy 3 Works 4 References 5 Sources 6 External linksLife[edit]Sergel's bust of queen Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, 1783 Johan Tobias Sergel
Johan Tobias Sergel
was born in Stockholm
Stockholm
in 1740. He was the son of the decorator, Christoffer Sergel and Elisabet (née Swyrner), and was the brother of the decorator, Anna Brita Sergel. His first teacher was Pierre Hubert Larchevêsque.[2] After studying in Paris, he went to Rome.[3] He stayed in Rome
Rome
for twelve years and sculpted a number of groups in marble
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Ludwig Van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
(/ˈlʊdvɪɡ væn ˈbeɪˌtoʊvən/ ( listen), /ˈbeɪtˌhoʊvən/; German: [ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːtˌhoˑfn̩] ( listen); baptised 17 December 1770[1] – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Classical music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne
Electorate of Cologne
and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven
Johann van Beethoven
and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe
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Orphei Drängar
Sångsällskapet Orphei Drängar
Orphei Drängar
(OD) is a Swedish male voice choir and singing society based in Uppsala, Sweden. While best known for its high quality performances of the classical repertoire, OD sings music of all genres in many different languages and has since the start in 1853 been widely acknowledged for its ambition to continuously push the envelope of what a male-voice choir can and should do. Since 2008, the choir has been conducted by Cecilia Rydinger Alin, in close cooperation with deputy conductor Folke Alin.Contents1 History 2 Choir 3 List of conductors 4 Discography 5 Notes 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] Orphei Drängar
Orphei Drängar
was founded on October 30th 1853 while the city of Uppsala
Uppsala
was isolated in an attempt to stop the spread of the cholera epidemic that was then tormenting Sweden
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Fred Åkerström
Fred Åkerström
Fred Åkerström
(27 January 1937 – 9 August 1985) was a Swedish folk guitarist and singer particularly noted for his interpretations of Carl Michael Bellman's music, and his own work of the typically Swedish song segment named visa. These songs, visor, are traditionally very narrative and the performance is "acted" to some degree. The singer is in context a vissångare, a troubadour character. Åkerström was also known for his actor's interpretations of Bellman's 18th century material, and his unusual ability to reach deep bass notes (especially on his interpretation of Bellman's song Glimmande nymf). Life[edit] Åkerström was born in Stockholm
Stockholm
to a family of meager circumstances, which would later influence the social, economic, and political criticisms found in many of his works and public appearances. He may have aspired at an early age to become a vissångare, being a devoted listener to Ruben Nilson
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Cornelis Vreeswijk
Cornelis Vreeswijk
Cornelis Vreeswijk
( Swedish pronunciation (help·info),  Dutch pronunciation (help·info)) (8 August 1937 – 12 November 1987) was a singer-songwriter, poet and actor born in IJmuiden
IJmuiden
in the Netherlands. He emigrated to Sweden
Sweden
with his parents in 1949 at the age of twelve. He was educated as a social worker and hoped to become a journalist, but became increasingly involved in music, performing at events for students. His idiosyncratic humor and social engagement is still gaining him new fans. Cornelis Vreeswijk
Cornelis Vreeswijk
is often considered as one of the most influential and successful troubadours in Sweden. In 2010 a Swedish drama film, called Cornelis, was made about his life
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William Clauson
William Clauson
William Clauson
(born May 2, 1930 - 2017[1]) was a Swedish-American singer of folk songs from various nations, including some of the songs of Carl Michael Bellman
Carl Michael Bellman
in both English and Swedish. Biography[edit] Clauson was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, to parents who were immigrants from Sweden. When he was two, the family returned to live in Viskafors, Sweden, and William began studying violin and singing at a music conservatory in Borås. At the age of six, he returned to the US to live with an uncle in Covina, California, and began playing the guitar
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William Hogarth
William Hogarth
William Hogarth
FRSA
FRSA
(/ˈhoʊɡɑːrθ/; 10 November 1697 – 26 October 1764) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist. His work ranged from realistic portraiture to comic strip-like series of pictures called "modern moral subjects",[2] perhaps best known being his moral series A Harlot's Progress, A Rake's Progress
A Rake's Progress
and Marriage A-la-Mode. Knowledge of his work is so pervasive that satirical political illustrations in this style are often referred to as "Hogarthian".[3] Hogarth was born in London to a poor middle-class family. In his youth he took up an apprenticeship where he specialised in engraving
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Gin Lane
Beer
Beer
Street and Gin
Gin
Lane are two prints issued in 1751 by English artist William Hogarth
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Pastoral
A pastoral lifestyle (see pastoralism) is that of shepherds herding livestock around open areas of land according to seasons and the changing availability of water and pasture. It lends its name to a genre of literature, art, and music that depicts such life in an idealized manner, typically for urban audiences
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Cittern
The cittern or cithren (Fr. cistre, It. cetra, Ger. zitter, zither, Sp. cistro, cedra, cítola)[1] is a stringed instrument dating from the Renaissance. Modern scholars debate its exact history, but it is generally accepted that it is descended from the Medieval
Medieval
citole, or cytole. It looks much like the modern-day flat-back mandolin and the modern Irish bouzouki. Its flat-back design was simpler and cheaper to construct than the lute. It was also easier to play, smaller, less delicate and more portable
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William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Shakespeare
(/ˈʃeɪkspɪər/; 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616)[a] was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.[2][3][4] He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".[5][b] His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays,[c] 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.[7] Shakespeare
Shakespeare
was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna and twins Hamnet and Judith
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(/ˈwʊlfɡæŋ æməˈdeɪəs ˈmoʊtsɑːrt/ MOHT-sart;[1] German: [ˈvɔlfɡaŋ amaˈdeːʊs ˈmoːtsaʁt]; 27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart,[2] was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era. Born in Salzburg, Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, Mozart was engaged as a musician at the Salzburg
Salzburg
court, but grew restless and traveled in search of a better position. While visiting Vienna
Vienna
in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg
Salzburg
position
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Johan Fredrik Martin
Johan Fredrik Martin (8 June 1755 – 28 September 1816) was a Swedish painter and engraver of the eighteenth century. He worked in a variety of media, especially stipple, contour etching and aquatint. The famous painter Elias Martin was his elder brother; both men had sons who were also painters.Contents1 Life 2 Works 3 References 4 Sources 5 External linksLife[edit]Aquatint over contour etching Country people in Blekinge, c. 1800, after original by Pehr HilleströmIn his youth Martin devoted himself primarily to the art of drawing. He spent the years 1770-80 in England and received his education there from English graphic artists like William Woollett and Francesco Bartolozzi. At first he worked very close to his brother Elias Martin, but after 1785 he became more independent and made graphic prints for other artists, among them Pehr Hillström
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Paul Britten Austin
Paul Britten Austin
Paul Britten Austin
(5 April 1922 – 25 July 2005[1]) was an English author, translator, broadcaster, administrator, and scholar of Swedish literature. He is known in particular for his translations of and books on the Swedish musician, singer and poet Carl Michael Bellman, including his prizewinning book The Life and Songs of Carl Michael Bellman. He also translated books by many other Swedish authors. Alongside his work on Swedish literature, Britten Austin spent 25 years assembling a trilogy of history books, 1812: Napoleon's Invasion of Russia, telling the story of Napoleon
Napoleon
Bonaparte's failed campaign entirely through eyewitness accounts.Contents1 Early life 2 The Life and Songs of Carl Michael Bellman 3 1812: Napoleon's Invasion of Russia 4 Translation 5 Works5.1 Books 5.2 Translations6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Britten Austin was born in Dawlish, South Devon, England
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Prostitution
Prostitution
Prostitution
is the business or practice of engaging in sexual activity in exchange for payment.[4][5] Prostitution
Prostitution
is sometimes described as commercial sex or hooking. Prostitution
Prostitution
occurs in a variety of forms. Brothels are establishments specifically dedicated to prostitution. In escort prostitution, the act may take place at the client's residence or hotel room (referred to as out-call), or at the escort's residence or a hotel room rented for the occasion by the escort (in-call). Another form is street prostitution. Although the majority of prostitutes are female and have male clients, a prostitute can be, and have clients, of any gender or sexual orientation. Depending on the jurisdiction, prostitution law may deem commercial sex to be legal or illegal. A person who works in this field is called a prostitute, and is a type of sex worker
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