[al-ig-zan-der,, -zahn-,, kon-stuh n-tee-nuh-vich;; Russian uh-lyi-ksahndr kuh n-stuhn-tyee-nuh-vyich] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər,, -ˈzɑn-,, ˌkɒn stənˈti nə vɪtʃ;; Russian ʌ lyɪˈksɑndr kən stʌnˈtyi nə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1865–1936, Russian composer.
Aleksandr Konstantinovich (alɪkˈsandr kənstanˈtinəvitʃ). 1865–1936, Russian composer, in France from 1928. A pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov, he wrote eight symphonies and concertos for piano and for violin among other works
Alma (Reba Fiersohn; Mme. Efrem Zimbalist) 1884–1938, U.S. operatic soprano, born in Romania. Christoph Willibald von [kris-tawf vil-i-bahlt fuh n] /ˈkrɪs tɔf ˈvɪl ɪˌbɑlt fən/ (Show IPA), 1714–87, German operatic composer. Louise, born 1943, U.S. poet. Contemporary Examples Composers from Monteverdi to Gluck, to Stravinsky, to Philip Glass, have told it in music. Ann Wroe’s […]
Prince Aleksander Mikhailovich [al-ig-zan-der mi-hahy-luh-vich,, -zahn-;; Russian uh-lyi-ksahndr myi-khahy-luh-vyich] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər mɪˈhaɪ lə vɪtʃ,, -ˈzɑn-;; Russian ʌ lyɪˈksɑndr myɪˈxaɪ lə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1798–1883, Russian diplomat and statesman. Historical Examples Prince Gorchakov did not take the bait with the alacrity that was expected. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8 Various In 1882, […]
Adolph, 1903–74, U.S. painter. Contemporary Examples I read the works of Gottlieb Frege despite his anti-Semitism. Should You Boycott Me? Samuel Lebens November 26, 2012 Donadio and Gottlieb agreed that Toole was “wildly funny, often funnier than almost anyone else around, and our kind of funny.” The Professor and the Doomsday Clock: ‘A Confederacy of […]
Alan, born 1926, U.S. economist: chairman of the Federal Reserve Board 1987–2006. Contemporary Examples The difference: Greenspan said it in his memoir, published once he was safely retired from government service. Why Hagel Matters Peter Beinart January 6, 2013 Greenspan was the leading advocate of this ideological assumption, for which he has recently and ruefully […]