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2008-06-24 02:29:55

SOUTHAMPTON, England, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The recipients of cash prizes totaling $252,000 for The Second Annual Jose Iturbi International Music Competition at UCLA -- the highest cash prizes of any piano and singing competition worldwide -- were announced Friday, June 20 (Vocal) and Saturday, June 21 (Piano) at Schoenberg Hall. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080623/LAM080) Thirty year-old Soprano Angela Meade earned the competition's $50,000 First Place Vocal prize by...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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