Beethoven’s first piano concerto, Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15, was written in 1795 and hi
s last piano concerto, Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 was written between 1809 and 1811.
The last piano concerto is also known as the Emperor Concerto
and the composition exudes a powerful, grand and heroic mood.
The five completed piano concertos cover the entire music career of the composer.
Buchbinder, 74, who was the youngest student ever to have enrolled to study at the Vie
nna Academy of Music at the age of 5, twice recorded the full cycle of Beethoven piano concertos in 2007 and 2011.
In 1986, Buchbinder performed all of Beethoven’s 32 sonatas for the first time at the Wiener Musikverein.
s a competitive soccer player. He paid former Yale women’s soccer coach Rudolph Mered
ith $400,000 to pass Guo off as a recruited player, despite Guo never having played soccer competitively.
Guo has since been expelled by Yale. Meredith resigned and pleaded guilty to federal fraud-related charges.
Neither the Guos nor the Zhaos have been charged in the investigation, which was
made public in March. Federal prosecutors have charged 50 people in six states, inc
luding 33 parents who allegedly paid a total of $25 million to Singer between 2011 and February this year.
The typical sum ranges from $15,000 to $75,000 per child for rigged college entrance exams, and $100,00
0 to $400,000 per child for what Singer called his “side door” to admission-guaranteed access to top institutions. M
ost international students gain admission through the “front door”-doing it on their own.
In court, Singer admitted using his charity, the Key Worldwide Foundation, to collect payments from parents and bribin
g coaches and others. He has pleaded guilty to racketeering and other charges and is awaiting sentencing.
Parents who have pleaded guilty or agreed to do so include the preside
nt of a California real estate company and his wife, and the actress Felicity Huffman.
More domestic airlines are launching new flights connecting less-densely populated small
er Chinese cities, and those areas are seeing me growth in air traffic than major cities.
Last year, the airports of Quanzhou in Fujian province, Nantong, Changzhou and Xuzhou in Jiangsu province, Jieyang in G
uangdong province and Yichang in Hubei province saw their annual passenger throughput reach 2.5 million, a jum
p of more than 30 percent year-on-year, according to data from the Civil Aviation Administration of China.
In 2018, passenger throughput growth of major cities’ airports was less than 10 percent year-on-year, while the growth rates
of a number of third – and fourth-tier cities’ airports were higher than 20 percent, the data showed.
“It’s key for carriers to seize good flight times. Many domestic ai
rlines would like to launch flights to major cities like Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou, but
and localize its products to meet Indian customers’ needs and suit the local conditions.
One such attempt was the “Jahukna Mat” (Hindi for ‘no need to bend‘ or ‘do not bend’) campaign, which aim
ed at avoiding bending by users to put in or bring out commodities stored inside the fridg
e. This was introduced to the Indian market seven years ago, and the concept had an immediate acceptance.
“Traditionally, in the refrigerators, the veggies box was at the bottom
and homemakers had to bend down many times in a day to put in or pull out co
mmodities stored inside the box,” said Eric Braganza, president of Haier Appliances (India).
“After proper product research, we introduced the upside-down concept, and put the veggies box at the top to ensure that p
eople, especially women, avoid bending. This change has been well received by Indian consumers.”
percent with its joint venture brands- Beijing Benz, Beijing Hyundai
and Fujian Benz selling 485,000 vehicles,790,000 vehicles, and 29,000 vehicles, an increa
se of 14.8 percent, 0.7 percent and 27.3 percent, respectively; while its self-owned brands sold 156, 000 vehicles last year.
Beijing Benz becomes backbone in BAIC’s revenue with the figure reaching 135.41 billion yuan in 2018 from 116.77 billion yuan
in 2017, jumping 16 percent year-on-year, that accounted for 89.1 percent of BAIC revenue in 2018.
A pair of giant pandas will leave Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, on Thursday for Denmark.
They will stay in the Copenhagen Zoo for 15 years as part of a joint research project between the
Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens and Copenhagen Zoo to protect and breed giant pandas.
A grand farewell ceremony for the duo, Xing Er, a 6-year-old male, and Mao Er, a 5-year-old fe
male, was held at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding on Wednesday.
tem and become an independent practitioner in the hope of providing better treatment to patients and earning a higher income.
Today, Zhang is not only a vascular surgeon, but also the founder and head of Dr. Smile M
edical Group, China’s first group medical practice, which he established in Shanghai in July 2014.
Back then, group practices, in which doctors partner together to offer medical servic
es to patients and share operational costs, was a fairly new concept in China.
But in many other countries such as the United States, group medical practices are c
ommon for doctors who work independently instead of being employed by hospitals.
Since 2014, group practices have sprung up across China, and many established doctors have left hospitals to start their own practices.
A recent example is Zhou Yuehua, one of the most acclaimed eye surgeons in China, who made headlines when he left the re
puted Beijing Tongren Hospital at the end of 2018 and founded Zhou Yuehua Myopic Doctor Group in Beijing.