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Walt Whitman: First O Songs for a Prelude

First O Songs for a PreludeFirst O songs for a prelude, Lightly strike on the stretch'd tympanum pride and joy in my city, How she led the rest to arms, how she gave the cue, How at once with …

Franz Liszt

Hungarian composer Franz Liszt was major figure in Romantic music who was celebrated during his lifetime as Europe's greatest pianist. He began playing for the public as a child, studied in Vienna an…

Walt Whitman: To the Garden the World

To the Garden the WorldTo the garden the world anew ascending, Potent mates, daughters, sons, preluding, The love, the life of their bodies, meaning and being, Curious here behold my resurrect…

Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker is a stage and screen leading lady who is best known for her role as a suburban dope dealer in the cable TV series Weeds. On Broadway she won rave reviews for Prelude to a Kiss (19…

William Wordsworth

William Wordworth was one of the great Romantic poets of 19th-century England. His poems celebrated the glories of nature and the human spirit while using the simple language of the "common man" -- a…

Ashlee Simpson

Ashlee Simpson is the husky-voiced singer of the pop single "Pieces of Me," but she's nearly as famous for being the younger sister of singer Jessica Simpson. Ashlee Simpson studied dance as a child …

Frederic Chopin

Name at birth: Frederic Francois ChopinFrederic Chopin was one of the great Romantic composers of the 19th century, known especially for his pieces for solo piano. Of French parents, Chopin was born a…