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Pugni, Cesare

 

Born May 31,1802, in Genoa; died Jan. 26, 1870, in St. Petersburg. Italian composer; worked for many years in Russia.

Pugni graduated from the Milan Conservatory of Music (1822). He worked as a composer for the ballet in the theaters of Milan, London, Paris, and other European cities. Beginning in 1851 he was a composer of ballet music at the St. Petersburg imperial theaters. He collaborated with the choreographers J. Perrot, A. Saint-Leon, and M. Petipa. He was the composer of many ballets, including La Esmeralda (1844), The Pharaoh’s Daughter (1862), and The Little Humpbacked Horse (based on a tale by P. P. Ershov, 1864), the first ballet on a Russian national theme. He also composed operas and other works. His ballet music, which in itself is of no artistic significance, is characterized by melodiousness and well-defined rhythmic forms; for this reason, some of his ballets have remained in the theatrical repertoire.

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No se deriva de ello sin embargo el que Lardizabal pueda considerarse un discipulo del celebre integrante de la Academia dei Pugni.
That perspective has almost entirely cut out of sight the real and practical environment in which Beccaria's work was produced, namely, the Accademia dei Pugni and the overwhelming influence of Pietro Verri, the dominant intellect of the Accademia and of the entire Milanese School (see Porta and Scazzieri 2002).
Las decadas de mediados del siglo dieciocho fueron las mas fertiles en los debates culturales de los ilustrados milaneses, la mayoria de los cuales fundaron la Accademia dei Pugni (1762) donde se reunian los jovenes ilustrados (patricios en la mayoria) que dieron vida al periodico: Il Caffe que se publico entre 1764-1766 y que contenia articulos de diferentes argumentos.
Near Campo Santa Margarita there is a bridge called the Ponte di Pugni (Bridge of Fists) whose steps have footprints etched in stone; these once marked the starting places for brawls between rival clans, but I think of them as emblems of our experience here, retracing not only our steps but the paths of our predecessors.
The appallingly trivial Pugni score heaps formula upon cliche Perhaps this is what the average 19th-century Russian ballet looked and sounded like.
Aquel ricordo, la vista gli si annebbiava, il sangue tornava a pulsare all'impazzata nelle tempie, stringeva i pugni e si sentiva ancor piu impotente.
Con parole forti e molti pugni sul banco, lo scrittore rinnova la sua speranza nelt'ideologia come unica realta salvifica dal vuoto macabro--lasciato dal genocidio--e opponibile al brutto diroccamento delle coscienze.
Despues de hacer tres cortos bastante agresivos y poco comunes pasa directamente al largo metraje I pugni in tasca (Con los punos en el bolsillo), 1965, a la que siguio una serie de obras calificadas de Realismo Critico pero con una fuerte dosis de agresividad: China esta cerca (1967), En el nombre del padre (1971), Sbatte il mostro in prima pagina (1972, alegato contra cierto periodismo), Matti da slagare (Locos a desatar, 1974), Marcia trionfale (Marcha nupcial, 1976).
14) These notorious, staged guerre dei pugni between the Castellani and Nicolotti factions and their allies drew thousands of middle- and upper-class spectators and resulted in many crippling injuries and even deaths--all for personal and clan honor.
Virtuosic dancing tells the tale that is set to the music by five composers: Adolphe Adam, Cesare Pugni, Leo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo and Prince Oldenberg.
Verri became the moving spirit of the Societa dei Pugni, a group of Milanese intellectuals influenced by the French Encyclopedistes.
The Marciana set gives ~et gettar in acqua galere gli e stata fatta la battagliola de pugni da quella Maestanza con gran guusto di dette Altezze'.