An archaeological culture is a recurring assemblage of artifacts from a specific time and place, which may constitute the material culture remains of a particular past human society. The connection between the artifacts is based on archaeologists' understanding and interpretation and does not necessarily relate to real groups of humans in the past. The concept of archaeological culture is fundamental to culture-historical archaeology.
Different cultural groups have material culture items which differ both functionally and aesthetically due to varying cultural and social practices. This notion is observably true on the broadest scales. For example, the equipment associated with the brewing of tea varies greatly across the world (see images). Social relations to material culture often include notions of identity and status.
4Culture is a tax-exempt public development authority (PDA), with a fifteen member Board of Directors, who are nominated by the King County Executive and confirmed by the King County Council. A Public Development Authority is a public entity created by cities or counties to accomplish public purpose activities without assuming them into the regular functions of County government.
4Culture evolved from the Office of Cultural Resources, a department of King County government, which housed King County's arts, heritage, preservation and public art office. In 2001, in reaction to the post-9/11 economic recession and subsequent elimination of its Current Expense (CX) funding, the Office of Cultural Resources staff proposed to the King County Executive and Council that they transition the office to a Public Development Authority (PDA). This structure would allow dedicated public funds to be stretched further through business innovations and allow access to other revenues, including grants and earned income through consulting services, that are traditionally beyond the reach of a government agency. The County Executive agreed and the County Council adopted an Ordinance approving the establishment of the Cultural Development Authority of King County in September 2002, effective January 1, 2003.
Mozart! is an Austrian musical, originally written in German. The original book and lyrics were written by Michael Kunze and the music and arrangements were composed by Sylvester Levay. The show is a new imagining of the struggles of the famous composer.
The original production was directed by the opera director Harry Kupfer. It premiered on October 2, 1999, in the Theater an der Wien, and the final performance was on 7 May 2001. It ran for 419 performances, showing to approximately 420,000 patrons.
The production appealed especially to younger Viennese audiences. Subsequent productions have been mounted in:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (German:[ˈvɔlfɡaŋ amaˈdeːʊs ˈmoːtsaʁt], English see fn.; 27 January 1756– 5 December 1791), baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, 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 court, but grew restless and traveled in search of a better position. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his death. The circumstances of his early death have been much mythologized. He was survived by his wife Constanze and two sons.
Against this background, the news from Europe suddenly becomes significant. Everything points to the accelerating speed of the political, economic, social and cultural collapse ... It has long been pointed out these people are not coming to indulge in European culture. to admire gothic cathedrals, baroque painting, and to listen to Bach and Mozart ... ....
These details bring modern listeners close to hearing what Mozart’s instruments sounded like when they were built ... I knew that I loved Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, and by walking the streets of Vienna, by experiencing their culture and philosophy, speaking their language … I could really gain an artistic insight into this music.”.
Mozart’s Requiem will seal this opera season under director Shirit Lee Weiss and lighting designer Nadav Barnea, with its premiere slated for Tuesday, July 18 ...Left unfinished by Mozart’s death in 1791, Requiem was completed by his student Franz Xaver Süssmayr at the request of Mozart’s widow, Constanze, with the help of other composers.
‘Without this experience of transition, from one world to a very other one, I would probably never have started writing.’ ... He’s her guide to high culture. The soundtrack the first time they make love is Mozart’s ‘Requiem’; weeks later he takes her on a tour of the Pergamon Altar and points out the battle between Aether and a lion-headed giant ... .
As part of the event, the ship's ceremonial godmother, Ann Ziff, the esteemed philanthropist and Chairman of the Metropolitan Opera, a longtime Viking cultural partner, offered a blessing of good fortune and safe sailing for the ship—a maritime tradition that dates back thousands of years.
By this, he meant “a particular sort of nihilistic, gangster culture has become the fashion” ... But when I watch Starkey’s old documentaries on Tudor England, or read the novels of James Joyce, or listen to Mozart, or look at paintings by Vermeer, or watch the films of Fellini, I don’t feel like I’m being absorbed into a culture defined by race.
Viking also announced that the Viking Saturn will be officially named in New York City on June 6, 2023, by her ceremonial godmother, Ann Ziff, the esteemed philanthropist and Chairman of the Metropolitan Opera—a longtime Viking cultural partner ... the arts and cultural enrichment.
The Sing-Akademie, founded in 1791 as a choral society, had an outstanding collection of Bach materials, but also manuscript scores by Buxtehude, Froberger, Haydn, Handel, and Mozart. Originally removed from Berlin in 1943, as the tide of the war turned, the city’s cultural and ...
Mozart in Motion... In “Mozart in Motion,” the British cultural critic Patrick Mackie details the final chapter of the composer’s life by explaining how he both captured and broke free from his era’s values ... He’s particularly insightful when discussing Mozart and forgiveness.
Upcoming events include, Mozart’s Magic Flute presented in collaboration ... The BPO not only performs classical composers like Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach but also classic rock, jazz, and music from pop culture juggernauts like Star Wars, Harry Potter and more ... Mozart’s Magic Flute.