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area of Lower Austria, abandoned his studies altogether in order to pursue a career in music. He moved to Berlin and soon became successful with tunes such as "Du bist nicht die Erste". Probably his most famous 1920s song is "Veronika, der Lenz ist da", popularized by the all-male a cappella ensemble, the Comedian Harmonists. With the arrival of sound movies (sound film) Jurmann also began writing film music, starting with '' Ihre Majestät, die Liebe

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of Hesse-Darmstadt Hessen-Darmstadt to Princess Sophia Eleonora of Saxony in Torgau in 1627. As in Italy, the first patrons of opera in Germany and Austria were royalty and the nobility, and they tended to favour composers and singers from south of the Alps. Antonio Cesti was particularly successful, providing the huge operatic extravaganza ''Il pomo d'oro'' for the imperial court in Vienna in 1668. Opera in Italian would continue to exercise a considerable sway over German

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(''Westbahn'') for trains to Salzburg, Munich, Frankfurt, Zürich, Budapest, Bucharest, Belgrade, etc. As well as long-distance routes, local trains (S-Bahn (Vienna S-Bahn)-line ). Six tram lines converge on Europaplatz in front of the station, of which none go into the city center. caption

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group in Vienna, Austria in 1912. Music plays an important role in the film. Much of the prelude to the Richard Wagner opera ''Tristan und Isolde'' is heard during a lengthy sequence set in the opera house, and Gypsy style melodies underscore Frank's various seductions. Matty Malneck, Wilder's friend from their Paul Whiteman days in Vienna, wrote three songs for the film, including the title tune. Also heard are "C'est si bon," "L'ame Des Poètes

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throat cancer . He wrote two dozen published or unpublished works: poems, short stories, articles, travelogues, criticisms and disputes. Life Matoš was born in Tovarnik in the region of Syrmia. When he was two years old, his parents moved to Zagreb, where he went to primary and secondary school. His attempt to study at the Military Veterinary College in Vienna ended in failure. He was conscripted in 1893, but he deserted in 1894, fleeing from Croatia to Šabac

, after thirteen years abroad, he was pardoned. He finally settled in Zagreb, where he died of throat cancer (Esophageal cancer). He wrote two dozen published or unpublished works: poems, short stories, articles, travelogues, criticisms and disputes. '''Max Adler''' (born 15 January 1873 in Vienna; died 28 June 1937 in Vienna) was an Austrian jurist, politician and social philosopher (Social philosophy); his theories were of central

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of the Napoleonic Wars known in German as the War of Liberation (War of the Sixth Coalition). The opening scenes show Prussian Landwehr and volunteers marching down the streets of Breslau (Wrocław) through enthusiastic crowds. This is followed by a dialogue between the King Frederick William III of Prussia and Count August von Gneisenau (August Neidhardt von Gneisenau), where Gneisenau explains that the siege of Kolberg taught the importance of citizen armies. Ending with the admonition

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'''George Michael Low''', born '''George Wilhelm Low''' (June 10, 1926 – July 17, 1984) was a NASA administrator and 14th President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was born near Vienna, Austria to Artur and Gertrude Burger Low, small business people in Austria. With the German occupation of Austria in 1938, four years after Artur Low's death, his family emigrated to the United States. In 1943, Low graduated from Forest Hills

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of Sir Henry Wood (Henry Wood) in 1903 and under Hans Richter (Hans Richter (conductor)) in 1906. During this period he also contributed heavily to the music articles in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica (Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition), writing a large portion of the content on music of the 18th and 19th centuries. Death thumb 200px Falco's grave at Vienna (Image:Falco Grab.jpg) Zentralfriedhof DATE OF BIRTH February 19, 1957 PLACE OF BIRTH Vienna, Austria DATE OF DEATH February 6, 1998 Schenker was born in Wisniowczyki (Vyshnivchyk) (now Vyshnivchyk) in Galicia (Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria) then in Austria-Hungary (now Ternopil oblast, Ukraine) to a Jewish family. His musical talent was recognized early on, and at the age of 13 he was sent to study with Carl Mikuli, a student of Chopin (Frédéric Chopin), in Lemberg (now Lviv). After a move to Vienna, he studied music under Bruckner (Anton Bruckner) and became known as a pianist, accompanying lieder singers (such as Johan Messchaert) and playing chamber music. Other companies followed, but his already wild and unconventional behavior regularly got him into trouble. Wikipedia:Vienna Commons:Category:Vienna

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with beeswax, reducing the pungency of the fumes. This was replaced by paraffin in 1862 by Charles W. Smith, resulting in what were called "parlor matches". From 1870 the end of the splint was fireproofed by impregnation with fire-retardant chemicals such as alum, sodium silicate and other salts resulting in what were commonly called as a "drunkard's match" and prevented the accidental burning of the user's fingers. Other advances were made for the mass manufacture

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suspended this provision and installed Karl Renner as the President of Austria as of 20 December. The suspension in question seems to have been motivated mainly by lack of cash: no attempt was ever made to prolong it, and the benign septuagenarian Renner had been the universally respected provisional head of state anyway. Starting with Renner's successor Theodor Körner, all presidents have in fact been elected by the people. Historical decks In the mid to late 1930s there was an increase in the popularity of Bridge (Contract bridge). Thought up one summer night by Austrian gamester Walther Marseille, Ph.D., rules were first devised for a fifth suit based on a "green" or invulnerable suit. In 1937, a book for rules using the fifth suit was written in Vienna, Austria, and patented for this set of rules. This fifth suit was produced by a number of companies. In 1935, De La Rue of Great Britain created a Bridge deck called "De La Rue's Five Suit Contract Bridge Playing Cards." This deck contained cards using grey-blue colored crowns called "Royals" as a fifth suit. According to the rules published by Parker Brothers, credit is given to Ammiel F. Decker for the rules in 1933. The fifth suit of "Greens" was called "Blätter", or leafs. In 1937 and 1938, Waddington's of London created a fifth suit of more detailed crowns also called "Royals," which respectively featured light blue and dark green crowns. In the same year there were three American decks that included a green "Eagle" as a fifth suit in similar Bridge decks of playing cards. The deck published by United States Playing Card Company used the Eagle in a medium green and the pips in the corners were inside green circles. The second deck was by Russell Playing Cards (owned by the United States Playing Card Company) used the same Eagle but in a darker shade and the pips in the corners were devoid of the circle. The third deck was by Arrco in 1938 and used an Eagle as well. At least five other bridge books were subsequently published to support playing Bridge with rules for this fifth suit, including one by Arrco in 1938. It is more than likely the book that Arrco published was for their own deck. Parker Brothers created a fifth-suit Bridge deck in 1938 called "Castle Bridge", in which the fifth suit of Castles looked like a Rook (Rook (chess)) chess piece and was colored green. The rules are still available from the Hasbro website. Wikipedia:Vienna Commons:Category:Vienna


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Apart from being regarded as the ''City of Music''

In a 2005 study of 127 world cities (Global city), the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked the city first (in a tie with Vancouver, Canada) for the world's most livable cities (World's most livable cities) (in the 2012 survey of 140 cities Vienna was ranked number two, behind Melbourne).

The city was ranked 1st globally for its culture of innovation in 2007 and 2008, and fifth globally (out of 256 cities) in the 2011 Innovation Cities Index, which analyzed 162 indicators in covering three areas: culture, infrastructure, and markets.

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