Decoding the music masterpieces: Bach's The Art of Fugue

Decoding the music masterpieces: Bach's The Art of Fugue

By Daniel Herscovitch from the University of Sydney Posted July 02, 2017 10:00:00 Photo: Johann Sebastian Bach was driven by fierce personal inner necessity to compose his last six works. (Getty Images: Sharrocks) Related Story: Decoding the music masterpieces: Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B minor In the last decade of his life, from 1740 to 1750, Johann Sebastian Bach abandoned the furious pace of composition he had maintained for over 30 years and concentrated his creative energies largely on the composition of just six works. They were the second volume…

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French triumph in the battle of the Eiffel Tower

French triumph in the battle of the Eiffel Tower

Epaillard and his horse, French-bred stallion Usual Suspect D’auge, won a three-horse jump-off over eight fences in 40.67 seconds on the Champ de Mars, against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower. “It’s amazing, here in Paris, in this special place, it is just fantastic,” Epaillard, 39, said in a televised interview after seeing a high-risk ride being rewarded with victory on home soil. “My horse is only nine years old, this is his first five star show,” said the Frenchman, who learnt to ride in his parents’ equestrian center. “He…

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Tasmania Police to borrow tracker dog for trial

Tasmania Police to borrow tracker dog for trial

Posted July 03, 2017 08:42:05 Video: Tasmania Police is taking on a tracker dog trained interstate. (ABC News) Tasmania may soon have its own tracker dog, as the state battles to find ways to deal with the “epidemic” of criminals evading police and fleeing crash scenes. The state already has explosive and drug detection dogs, but remains the only jurisdiction not to have its own tracker dog. Tasmania’s police union president Pat Allen said it was time to bring the dogs on staff. “We need dogs that can actually track,”…

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Former Abu Sayyaf fighter warns worse to come Philippines

Former Abu Sayyaf fighter warns worse to come Philippines

Abu Jihad — not his real name — retains a seriousness about him. His hair is short and neat, and these days streaked with white. He sports a neat goatee and is considered and thoughtful when he speaks. He predicts the Marawi siege is only the beginning of a wider jihadist war in the region. Under the overall command of Isnilon Hapilon, the wiry leader of the Filipino jihadi Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), militants have held Marawi — a city of 200,000 — for over a month, defiantly facing down…

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'No leadership issue': Richard Di Natale right person for top job, senator says

'No leadership issue': Richard Di Natale right person for top job, senator says

Posted July 03, 2017 00:24:10 Video: Rhiannon ‘disappointed’ in Di Natale’s leadership (ABC News) Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon is facing a backlash from some of her colleagues after she criticised the party’s leader, Richard Di Natale. Senator Rhiannon took a shot at Senator Di Natale’s vision of the party in an interview on the ABC’s Insiders program, saying she was “disappointed in Richard’s leadership”. But Tasmanian Senator Peter Whish-Wilson has told AM that her comments were out of line. “There is no leadership issue in the party room,” he said….

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