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  Madrid (city) - ninemsn Encarta
Madrid (city), city in central Spain, capital of the country and of the autonomous region and province of Madrid, on the Manzanares River.
Among the many institutions of higher education in the city are the University of Madrid, the Pontifical University (1892), the Autonomous University of Madrid (1968), the Polytechnic University of Madrid (1971), the Open University (1972), and the Royal Academy of Music (1830).
Madrid subsequently grew rapidly and reached a peak of prosperity and importance in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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 Music_of_spain info here at en.13-year.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Music for vihuela by Luis de Milán, Alonso Mudarra and Luis de Narváez stands as sole of the prime achievements of the period.
By the bound of the 17th century the "classical" musical refinement of Spain was in decline, and was to prevail that till the 19th century.
Madrid is down pat for its chotis music, a bounded variation to the European tradition of 19th century schottische dance.
en.13-year.info /Music_of_Spain   (2816 words)

Madrid has also expressed its desire to become an Olympic city, and became a candidate for the 2012 games, which were awarded to London after Madrid was eliminated in the third round of the ballot.
Aravaca is an upper-class residential suburb in the northwest of Madrid.
Madrid has two public operative TV channels which are (at least one of them) tunned in on at least the whole Autonomous Community of Madrid, the southern region of Castile-Leon and the northern region of Castile-La Mancha.
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 Music Of Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Music for vihuela by Luis de Milán, Alonso Mudarra and Luis de Narváez stands as one of the main achievements of the period.
By the end of the 17th century the "classical" musical culture of Spain was in decline, and was to remain that way until the 19th century.
Madrid is known for its chotis music, a local variation to the European tradition of 19th century schottische dance.
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 Informat.io on Castile
Castile's name means land or region of castles, in reference to the castles built in the area to consolidate the Christian re-conquest from the Moors.
By the Treaty of Alcaçovas with Portugal on March 6, 1460, the ownership of the Canary Islands was transferred to Castile.
The dynastic union of Castile and Aragon in 1469, when Ferdinand II of Aragon wed Isabella of Castile, would eventually lead to the formal creation of Spain as a single entity in 1516 when their grandson Charles V assumed both thrones.
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 Old & New Castile Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Castile is more accurately labeled Old and New Castile, the former (Castilla y León) north of Madrid, the latter (Castilla-La Mancha) south -- known as "New" because it was captured from the Moors a bit later.
Many of the region's architects were similarly fanciful: Castile in the 15th and 16th centuries was the center of the plateresque, an ornamental stone-carving style of extraordinary intricacy, named for its resemblance to silverwork.
Burgos was the 11th-century capital of Castile and the native city of El Cid ("Lord Conqueror"), Spain's legendary hero of the Christian Reconquest.
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 Castile Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A former kingdom of Spain, Castile comprises the two regions of Old Castile in north-western Spain, and New Castile in the centre of the country.
The capture of Toledo in 1085 added New Castile to the crown's territories, and the battle of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212) heralded the Muslim loss of most of the south.
The dynastic union of Castile and Aragón in 1469, when Ferdinand II of Aragon wed Isabella I of Castile, led to the formal creation of Spain as a single entity in 1516.
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Musical instruments used include the flute, the accordion, drums, guitars, the 'zambomba': a sort of drum, played by pulling a rope from within the drum and which is found also in other parts of Spain.
Moorish influences are notable in music in the region, for instance in the music during festivities, such as the festivities of the 'Misteri/Misterio' in Elche/Elx in the south of the Valencian region.
Musical instruments used include stringed instruments: guitars and the 'charanga' (a stringed instrument, a type of guitar) which is also used in Central- and South-America and drums and drumming instruments and percussion instruments.
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 glbtq >> social sciences >> Madrid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Located in the heart of Castile, the central region of the Iberian peninsula, Madrid is the political capital and economic and cultural center of Spain.
Madrid was founded about 875 by the Emir of Córdoba, Muhammad I, who chose a strategic site on a promontory, overlooking the Manzanares River to the west and sloping sharply down to the south.
In 1808, Madrid was seized by French armies, who installed Joseph Bonaparte (1768-1844, brother of the Emperor Napoleon) as King of Spain; he immediately instituted many major reforms to the benefit of the general population (universal education, divorce, minimum wage, etc.).
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 Fragrant WebSite Castile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A former ƙingdom in modern-day Spain, Castile (Spanish language : Castilla; usually pronounced Cast-EEL in English language) now compromises the regions of Old Castile in the north-west, and New Castile in the center of the country.
The dynastic union of Castile and Aragon in 1469, when Ferdinand II of Aragon wed Isabella of Castile, would eventually lead to the formal creation of Spain as a single entity in 1516 when their grandson Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor assumed both thrones.
Nowadays many people consider that the territory traditionally regarded as Castile is now divided into the Spanish autonomous communities of Cantabria, Castile and Leon, Castile-La Mancha, Madrid (autonomous community) and La Rioja, although this territory was conquered by Castile's Crown and separated of Navarrese Kingdom.
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Crown of Castile, the historical Kingdom formed in 1230 from the union of the Kingdom of Castile and Kingdom of León.
Castile (historical region), an abstract and not totally defined region in the geographical center of Spain.
Castile soap is a name used in English-speaking countries for soap made exclusively from vegetable oil.
www.danceage.com /biography/sdmc_Castile   (249 words)

 Madrid, Spain
The large and fast-growing Madrid metropolitan area, incorporating such industrial suburbs as Villaverde, Barajas, and Getafe, vies with Barcelona as the nation's principal manufacturing center.
Other major squares include the arcaded Plaza Mayor (begun 1617), where bullfights, executions of heretics, and other spectacles were staged in the 17th and 18th centuries; the large Plaza de la Cibeles, with fountains and a statue of Cybele (Mother Earth); and the Plaza de Toros Monumental, accommodating the bullring, to the northeast.
Madrid remained small after the Reconquest until Philip II moved the court to the city in 1561.
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 MUSIC NEWS: March 23, 2004
He is the 11th music director of the 58-year-old orchestra, which performs in Monterey Bay communities, Salinas, Salinas Valley, Big Sur, and San Benito County.
Miguel Harth-Bedoya is music director of the Symphony, which has a 52-week season, operating on an annual budget of $10.2 million, with a $23 million endowment fund.
Under a court-approved program, majority ownership of the music retailer chain was transferred from the Solomon family of Sacramento to a collection of insurance companies, pension funds and other investors.
www.sfcv.org /arts_revs/music_news_3_23_04.php   (994 words)

 MADRID - Online Information article about MADRID   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Some of the streets have been slightly widened, and in many thoroughfares new houses are being built among the ugly, irregular dwelling-places of the 18th and earlier centuries.
Leon; in this street is the Real Academia de la Historia, with a valuable library and collections of See also:
The university of Madrid thenceforth became the headquarters of education in central Spain.
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 Madrid travel guide
For a panoramic view of Madrid take the elevator to the bar on the 26th floor of the Edificio de Espana which faces the Plaza de Espana.
Madrid is a city that never seems to close down, bars and restaurants are open very late and the city's Santa Ana district never closes down.
If you're in Madrid during the second half of May be sure to join Madrileños in celebrating the Feria de San Isidro which has music, operas, concerts, bullfighting, dancing and all-night entertainment.
www.world66.com /europe/spain/madrid   (560 words)

 Madrid Travel Guide and Region Travel Information - TravelPuppy.com
Today, Madrid remains Spain’s financial and political core, home to the Cortes (Parliament), Senate and Royal Family, as well as the extraordinary cultural riches of the Golden Triangle, the Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen-Bornemisza art museums.
Madrid’s infectious and colourful fiestas punctuate the year, with each barrio (district) trying to outdo the other in its celebrations.
Indeed, Madrid has already launched its bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, which would not only win the city some desirable developments and revenue but also award Madrid the status of one of the world’s major players.
travelpuppy.com /spain/madrid   (813 words)

 Madrid (city) - Search View - MSN Encarta
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 Music of Castile, Madrid and Leon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Central Spain includes the cultural melting pot of Madrid and Castile.
The city of Madrid is known for chotis music, while Salamanca is home to tuna, a form of serenade played on the guitar and tambourine, traditionally by students in medieval clothing.
Castilian folk music is largely rural, and agricultural work songs are common.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Castile,_Madrid_and_Leon   (194 words)

 Evocative, passionate spanish music ...
The most popular music of the Basque Country is called after the dance txistu - based on tambourine and accordian.
La Sardana is the folkloric spanish music and dance of Cataluña - danced in a closed circle by several couples, with hands joined.
This is also much-danced in Castile, Madrid and Leon - but usually in a slower form and with different instrumentation.
www.top-tour-of-spain.com /spanish-music.html   (469 words)

 Antonio JOSE Sinfonia castellana NAXOS 8.557634 [RB]: Classical CD Reviews- September 2005 MusicWeb-International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
He was born in Burgos outside the ambit of the major cultural centres such as Madrid, Bilbao and Barcelona.
It’s rather a pity that this music was never discovered by Eugene Goossens or Leopold Stokowski.
If you are up for engaging nationalist flavoured music with impressionist leanings and sympathies paralleling those of Frederico de Freitas, Canteloube, de Falla and Ravel then look no further.
www.musicweb-international.com /classrev/2005/Sep05/Jose_8557634.htm   (624 words)

 Wikinfo | Flamenco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Flamenco is a song, music and dance style originating from the gypsies in Andalusia, Spain.
Later the songs were accompanied by guitar (toque), hand clapping (palmas) and dance (baile); the toque and baile are also often found without the cante, although the song remains at the heart of the flamenco tradition.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Flamenco   (392 words)

 Madrid Encyclopedia Article @ Coldly.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Madrid (dpa) - Tomas Berdych wiped out the chance of a Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer final by beating the Spanish second seed Nadal 6- 3, 7-6 (8-6) Friday to...
Nadal and Berdych fall out over crowd behaviour in Madrid
Coldly.net is designed and maintained by Kurt Karr and is hosted by pair Networks.
www.coldly.net /encyclopedia/Madrid   (168 words)

 Madrid, Spain Encyclopedia Article @ Befall.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Madrid, Spain (Sports Network) - Americans Mardy Fish and Robby Ginepri were first-round winners at the Madrid Masters on Monday.
More Madrid, Spain Page Titles on this Site
Befall.net is designed and maintained by Kurt Karr and is hosted by pair Networks.
www.befall.net /encyclopedia/Madrid,_Spain   (158 words)

 Home > Pacifica, California, CA, 94044, Pacifica Real Estate, Pacifica Yellow Pages, Pacifica Classifieds, Pacifica ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
As of 2005, AVE high-speed trains link Atocha station to Seville (to be extended to Malaga in 2007) and Toledo in the south and to Zaragoza and Lleida in the east (to be extended to Barcelona at the end of 2007).
Interactive map of Madrid Map and satelie view
A guide to the natural history of Madrid
www.pacificacaus.com /info/Madrid   (5948 words)

 Warren D. Allen Music Library | Single Items of Interest
Susannah : a musical drama in 2 acts.
A gift of the composer to the Florida State University College of Music, on permanent loan to the Warren D. Allen Music Library.
Alfonso X, King of Castile and Leon (1221-1284).
www.music.fsu.edu /library/specsi.htm   (411 words)

 World Music Central - Spanish World Music Festival, Folksegovia
Segovia is a historical city in ancient Castile, with a famous Roman aqueduct, castles and Medieval monuments.
The festival is sponsored by the Fundación Don Juan de Borbón with support from Ayuntamiento de Segovia (Segovia city council), Injuve, provincial governments of Salamanca, Albacete, Guadalajara and Teruel; the government of La Rioja and Balearic Islands, Comarca Gudar Javalambre, AIE, European Network, RNE-Radio 3, Feria de Portillo and Cervezas San Miguel.
This does not apply to articles identified as reprints or adaptations from other sources, or as being copyrighted by others.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /article.php/20060614134604120   (267 words)

 Classical Net - Master Review Index by Composer - Ri through Rz
Symphonic Poem "Palillos y panderetas" by Castile & León Symphony/Darman - Naxos 8.555962 (RT)
Castile & León Symphony/Darman - Naxos 8.555962 (RT)
Spring Music for Violin, Cello & Piano by Contrasts Quartet - Phoenix 163 (GF)
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