Benjamin Britten once suggested that "the richest and most productive eighteen months in music history" were "the period in which Franz Schubert wrote Winterreise, the C major symphony, his last three piano sonatas, the C Major String Quintet, as well as a dozen other glorious pieces. Certainly in the period between the death of his idol, Beethoven , and his own passing, the year-old Schubert achieved a breakthrough in large-scale forms the likes of which has not been seen since. But the Quintet strikes one more as young man's music than as a summary statement; there is a youthful ambition that is not unlike that of Beethoven 's first string quartets. For his scoring, Schubert went against the model of Mozart and Beethoven , who each added a second viola to the conventional string quartet for their quintets; Boccherini provided the only precedent for using two cellos. Schubert uses the second cello to create dense and varied textures: sometimes the cello serves as a second bass instrument under a full quartet, sometimes it's a bass-rich quartet sans violin, and sometimes there is a rich interplay between instrumental sections.
Chinese supermodel faces prospect of a $22 million penalty from Coach for terminating her contract
Liu Hong | artnet
The series, which drew As her credits attest, Davis is in constant demand for a wide variety of roles. Davis also took the reins as a producer on this film, along with her husband, Julius Tennon, for their company, JuVee Productions. In , Davis and her husband founded JuVee, with its focus being to give a voice to the voiceless through strong, impactful and culturally relevant narratives. The Los Angeles-based and artist driven company produces film, television and digital content across all of entertainment. In , film audiences saw Davis in four vastly different projects. In Warner Bros.
Chinese male model Liu Zichen who posts disturbing nude selfies faces backlash
An year-old man has become an internet sensation in his native China after posing for naked selfies on a bed covered in bank notes while berating other people for being poor and ugly. The man, who claims to be called, Liu Zichen said he is a model working in Beijing. Lui, pictured, has more than , followers on Weibo and is famous for his outrageous views.
By Tracy You For Mailonline. The year-old supermodel said 'the integrity of Chinese sovereignty and territory is sacred and shall not be violated at any time'. She was appointed Coach's China Ambassador less than three week ago.