SLAVERY, MUSIC scores, MESSIAH, MANUSCRIPTS, and MUSICAL instruments
The artifacts of slavery are not only the manacles, branding irons, and whips, or the slaves’ own possessions, but also the musical scores and instruments funded by slavery’s profits. Like other wealthy families, those that engaged directly in the slave economy sought to enjoy the best cultural offerings of the day, which included hiring musicians to entertain and to teach, and purchasing manuscripts and printed scores of favorite works. This article offers two examples of Handel-related manuscripts that were purchased in part thanks to profits derived from the slave economy: the “Granville” Collection at the British Library, and the first performing score of Messiah now held by the Bodleian Library, Oxford. No cordon sanitaire protected music collecting from slavery’s stain. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Ein Klick, und das Geld ist auf dem Konto. Klingt vor allem für den Einzelhandel nach vielen Vorteilen. Die praktische Umsetzung zieht sich jedoch – wegen Streitereien zwischen Handel und Banken. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
WATERMELONS, GENE mapping, LOCUS of control, SEQUENCE alignment, COLORS, and GENES
Key message: ClCG08G017810 (ClCGMenG) encoding a 2-phytyl-1,4-beta-naphthoquinone methyltransferase protein is associated with formation of dark green versus light green rind color in watermelon. Rind color is an important agronomic trait in watermelon [Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. and Nakai], but the underlying molecular mechanism for this trait is not fully known. In the present study, we identified a single locus on chromosome 8 accounting for watermelon rind color (dark green vs. light green). Genetic analysis of F1, F2, and BC1 populations derived from two parental lines (9904 with dark green rind and Handel with light green rind) revealed that the watermelon rind color (dark green vs. light green) is controlled by a single locus, and dark green is dominant to light green rind. Initial mapping revealed a region of interest spanning 2.07 Mb on chromosome 8. Genetic mapping with CAPS and SNP markers narrowed down the candidate region to 31.4 kb. Gene annotation of the corresponding region in the reference genome revealed the ClCG08G017810 gene sequence encoding the 2-phytyl-1,4-beta-naphthoquinone methyltransferase protein. The sequence alignment of the candidate gene with the two parental lines suggested a nonsynonymous SNP mutation in the coding region of ClCG08G017810, converting an arginine (R) to glycine (G). The SNP might be associated with rind color of 103 watermelon germplasm lines investigated in this study. The qRT-PCR analysis revealed higher expression of ClCG08G017810 in dark green rind than in light green rind. Therefore, ClCG08G017810 is a candidate gene associated with watermelon rind color. The present study facilitates marker-assisted selection useful for the development of cultivars with desirable rind color. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
New Yorker. 11/25/2019, Vol. 95 Issue 48, p10-10. 1/8p.
The article previews the performances of "Messiah," oratorio by Georg Frideric Handel, including the rendition from the New York Philharmonic and the Handel and Haydn Society at David Geffen Hall, the version from the Masterwork Chorus at the Carnegie Hall and the rendition from Dessoff Choirs.
This article examines the way in which Agrippina, the mother of the emperor Nero, is depicted in Handel's opera Agrippina. The opera's libretto, written by Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani, draws upon the historical information in Suetonius' biography of Claudius and upon the events described in books 12 to 14 of Tacitus' Annals. The article shows how Grimani juggled the chronology, events and relationships among the characters to omit the tragic and gruesome details, and to create a satirical comedy of succession. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
The article focuses on the Manhattan Project, which featured the performance of Parts Two and Three of composer George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" by the Schiller Institute New York City Community Chorus on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016.
CHRISTMAS music, ORATORIO, ORATORIO librettos, and BIOGRAPHY of Jesus Christ
Handel's Messiah depends heavily upon Old Testament texts to produce a musical meditation on the life of Christ. In this study of the first part of the oratorio - the Christmas Music - I shall consider the verses that have been used, and observe how they have been reinterpreted by little more than careful juxtaposition in the libretto. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Noch immer ist der Königsweg bei den Alternativen zur betäubungslosen Ferkelkastration nicht gefunden. Politik, Erzeuger und Handel lavieren zwischen Wünschenswertem und Machbarem herum. Aber die Zeit drängt. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
New Criterion. Feb2006, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p53-57. 5p.
MUSICAL performance, CONCERTS, SOPRANOS (Singers), CONTRALTOS, and VIOLINISTS
The article comments on the New York Philharmonic's presentation of Handel's "Messiah," with conductor, Richard Hickox. Performers and singers included in the performance are Italian contralto Sara Mingardo, American soprano Christine Brandes, Canadian violinist James Ehnes, German violinist, Julia Fischer and singer, Lorin Maazel, among others.