Degas was closest to Renoir in the impressionist’s circle, for both favoured the animated Parisian life of their day as a motif in their paintings. Degas did not attend Gleyre’s studio; most likely he first met the future impressionists at the Café Guerbois. He started his apprenticeship in 1853 at the studio of Louis-Ernest Barrias and, beginning in 1854, studied under Louis Lamothe, who revered Ingres above all others, and transmitted his adoration for this master to Edgar Degas. Starting in 1854 Degas travelled frequently to Italy: first to Naples, where he made the acquaintance of his numerous cousins, and then to Rome and Florence, where he copied tirelessly from the Old Masters. His drawings and sketches already revealed very clear preferences: Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Mantegna, but also Benozzo Gozzoli, Ghirlandaio, Titian, Fra Angelico, Uccello, and Botticelli. During the 1860s and 1870s he became a painter of racecourses, horses and jockeys. His fabulous painter’s memory retained the particularities of movement of horses wherever he saw them. After his first rather complex compositions depicting racecourses, Degas learned the art of translating the nobility and elegance of horses, their nervous movements, and the formal beauty of their musculature. Around the middle of the 1860s Degas made yet another discovery. In 1866 he painted his first composition with ballet as a subject, Mademoiselle Fiocre dans le ballet de la Source (Mademoiselle Fiocre in the Ballet ‘The Spring’) (New York, Brooklyn Museum). Degas had always been a devotee of the theatre, but from now on it would become more and more the focus of his art. Degas’ first painting devoted solely to the ballet was Le Foyer de la danse à l’Opéra de la rue Le Peletier (The Dancing Anteroom at the Opera on Rue Le Peletier) (Paris, Musée d’Orsay). In a carefully constructed composition, with groups of figures balancing one another to the left and the right, each ballet dancer is involved in her own activity, each one is moving in a separate manner from the others. Extended observation and an immense number of sketches were essential to executing such a task. This is why Degas moved from the theatre on to the rehearsal halls, where the dancers practised and took their lessons. This was how Degas arrived at the second sphere of that immediate, everyday life that was to interest him. The ballet would remain his passion until the end of his days.
Pop Hits For Ukulele contains 18 top hits that have been specially arranged for the ukulele – and there’s something for everyone! From Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams to The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons.
Each song has been carefully arranged with ukulele chord diagrams and full lyrics. So tune up, choose your favourites and start playing and singing now!
- Best Song Ever [One Direction]
- Chasing Car [Snow Patrol]
- Empire State Of Mind Part II [Alicia Keys]
- Falling [Haim]
- The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?) [Ylvis]
- Get Lucky [Daft Punk]
- Happy [Pharrell Williams]
- Hey, Soul Sister [Train]
- Ho Hey [The Lumineers]
- I Knew You Were Trouble [Taylor Swift]
- I See Fire [Ed Sheeran]
- Let Her Go [Passenger]
- Little Lion Man [Mumford & Sons]
- Pompeii [Bastille]
- Royals [Lorde]
- Somewhere Only We Know [Lily Allen]
- Valerie [Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse]
- Price Tag [Jessie J]
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Published to mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Official Singles Charts in 1952, The Million Sellers tells the story of every million-selling single in the history of the UK music industry.An analysis of the 123 singles which have passed the magical million sales threshold in the UK in the past 60 years, from Bill Haley & The Comets’ very first UK million seller right through to more recent singles by Lady Gaga, Rihanna and the Black Eyed Peas.
Interviews with artists like Mel C, Kevin Rowland and Midge Ure, reflecting on their own million seller and what they most remember of their success at the time.
Interviews with artists including Engelbert Humperdinck, Steps,
Bernard Sumner (New Order), Midge Ure (Ultravox), Mel C (Spice Girls), Boney M, Kevin Rowland and many more. Each one reflects on their own million seller and what they most remember of their success at the time.
The Official Charts Company are the providers of the UK's only official music and video charts, compiling its charts purely from sales information gathered across all key distribution (or entertainment) channels including all major high street retail chains, independent stores, supermarkets, mail order internet retailers and digital music service providers. This market research sample equates to 99% of the total UK singles market; 98% of the total UK albums market and 90% of the total UK DVD market.
The Official Charts Company is a joint venture between record labels' body the BPI and ERA, the Entertainment Retailers Association. The Official Charts Company are responsible for the commissioning, marketing, distribution and management of the UK's industry standard music charts and industry sales data.
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