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  • 1 fantAsia — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. rhapsody, musical fantasy, capriccio, roulade, fantastical air, capricious composition …

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  • 2 fantasia — n. (Mus.) Fantastical air, capricious composition, capriccio …

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  • 3 painting, Western — ▪ art Introduction       history of Western painting from its beginnings in prehistoric times to the present.       Painting, the execution of forms and shapes on a surface by means of pigment (but see also drawing for discussion of depictions in …

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  • 4 Russia — /rush euh/, n. 1. Also called Russian Empire. Russian, Rossiya. a former empire in E Europe and N and W Asia: overthrown by the Russian Revolution 1917. Cap.: St. Petersburg (1703 1917). 2. See Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 3. See Russian… …

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  • 5 France — /frans, frahns/; Fr. /frddahonns/, n. 1. Anatole /ann nann tawl /, (Jacques Anatole Thibault), 1844 1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel prize 1921. 2. a republic in W Europe. 58,470,421; 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Cap.: Paris. 3.… …

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  • 6 literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

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  • 7 Piano music of Gabriel Fauré — Fauré in 1907 The French composer Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924) wrote in many genres, including songs, chamber music, orchestral pieces and choral works.[1] Among his best known compositions are those for piano, written between the 1860s and the… …

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  • 8 ancient Rome — ▪ ancient state, Europe, Africa, and Asia Introduction       the state centred on the city of Rome. This article discusses the period from the founding of the city and the regal period, which began in 753 BC, through the events leading to the… …

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  • 9 THE MIDDLE AGES — …

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  • 10 Western architecture — Introduction       history of Western architecture from prehistoric Mediterranean cultures to the present.       The history of Western architecture is marked by a series of new solutions to structural problems. During the period from the… …

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  • 11 biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …

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  • 12 Clavier-Übung III — Johann Sebastian Bach, 1746 The Clavier Übung III, sometimes referred to as the German Organ Mass, is a collection of compositions for organ by Johann Sebastian Bach, started in 1735–6 and published in 1739. It is considered to be Bach s most… …

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  • 13 Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …

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  • 14 Mars — /mahrz/, n. 1. the ancient Roman god of war and agriculture, identified with the Greek god Ares. 2. Astron. the planet fourth in order from the sun, having a diameter of 4222 miles (6794 km), a mean distance from the sun of 141.6 million miles… …

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  • 15 wine — wineless, adj. winish, adj. /wuyn/, n., adj., v., wined, wining. n. 1. the fermented juice of grapes, made in many varieties, such as red, white, sweet, dry, still, and sparkling, for use as a beverage, in cooking, in religious rites, etc., and… …

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  • 16 Rembrandt van Rijn — ▪ Dutch artist Introduction in full  Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn  Rembrandt originally spelled  Rembrant  born July 15, 1606, Leiden, Netherlands died October 4, 1669, Amsterdam  Dutch painter and printmaker, one of the greatest storytellers… …

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  • 17 Claude Debussy — This article is about the classical composer. For the crater, see Debussy (crater). For the heights, see Debussy Heights. For the asteroid, see 4492 Debussy. Claude Debussy (1908) …

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  • 18 cosmos — /koz meuhs, mohs/, n., pl. cosmos, cosmoses for 2, 4. 1. the world or universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious system. 2. a complete, orderly, harmonious system. 3. order; harmony. 4. any composite plant of the genus Cosmos, of tropical… …

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  • 19 Volcano — This article is about the geological feature. For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation) …

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  • 20 Diabelli Variations — Theme of the Variations Diabelli s Waltz The 33 Variations on a waltz by Anton Diabelli, Op. 120, commonly known as the Diabelli Variations, is a set of variations for the piano written between 1819 and 1823 by Ludwig van Beethoven on a waltz… …

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