"In a world of peace and love, music would
be the universal language." -- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862).
Thoreau was a U.S. writer and poet, and he was associated with the
Transcendentalists. For two years, he lived in solitude on Walden
Pond in Massachusetts. Thoreau's works include "Civil Disobedience"
(1849) and Walden, or Life in the Woods (1854).
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Who was the first African American Supreme Court Justice?
was the first African American Supreme Court Justice. President
Lyndon Johnson nominated Marshall for the U.S. high court in 1967.
Before this appointment, Marshall was a Civil Rights Attorney. He
appeared before the Supreme Court as an attorney in 32 cases, and
he won 29 of these cases, including Brown v. Board of Education
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you know Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed variations of the
nursery rhyme, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star?
Yes. In fact Wolfgang
composed 12 variations of this popular nursery rhyme. They are listed
as K. 265. The first verse of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is:
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
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Amadeus Mozart. I started playing the
piano at age 6, and I always heard stories about Mozart starting
at age 3. The more I learned about Mozart, the more interesting
his life became -- his childhood, his life as a musician, how he
was treated, and the genius of his works. He's a great inspiration!"
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Did Mozart influence Beethoven or did Beethoven influence Mozart?
(Carmen from Wisconsin)
Mozart influenced Beethoven's music. Wolfgang
lived from 1756 to 1791, and Ludwig van Beethoven lived from 1770
to 1827. Wolfgang's music influenced many composers. He affected
the later works of Joseph Haydn and the next generation of composers,
including Ludwig van Beethoven. Read a book about
Wolfgang A. Mozart
A. Mozart (left) and Ludwig
van Beethoven (right).
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