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The Man Who Invented Fiction: Cervantes & the Modern World

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William Egginton discussed his new book, "The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World." 


Speaker Biography: William Egginton teaches in the Spanish program of the department of German and Romance Languages at the Johns Hopkins University. For transcript and more information, visit

Minkus: Don Quixote (Ballet in Three Acts) - Sofia National Opera Orchestra - Nayden Todorov

Lista de temas:

00:00 01 Introducción Prólogo

4:03 02 Allegro

5:06 03 Entrada de Don Quijote

8:36 04 Allegro Assai

9:41 05 Sancho Panza, salvado de sus perseguidores es nombrado escudero de Don Quijote Acto I

14:07 06 Una plaza en Barcelona

15:19 07 Entrada de Quiteria (Kitri)

17:42 08 Quiteria y Basilio

19:36 09 Moreno

20:59 10 Escena de Lorenzo, Quiteria y Basilio

23:23 11 Entrada de Camacho

25:03 12 Seguidilla

26:42 13 Bailador callejero y toreador

28:28 14 Espada

29:37 15 Moderato

30:10 16 Escena de los toreadores

31:33 17 Bailador callejero

34:00 18 Coda (I)

35:18 19 Don Quijote y Sancho Panza

38:07 20 Sancho y las chicas

40:41 21 Sus amigos

44:27 22 Don Quijote invita a Quiteria a un minueto

49:55 23 Basilio con amigos

50:39 24 Variación de Quiteria

51:26 25 Coda (II): Basilio y Quiteria hacen su escape

Acto II

54:27 26 Molino

56:45 27 Quiteria y Basilio

59:25 28 Giga

1:01:37 29 Carmencita 1:06:44 30 Solo: una Gitana

1:08:01 31 Danza española

1:11:42 32 Danza del marinero

1:14:01 33 Escena (I)

1:19:19 34 Coda (III)

1:20:50 35 Danza gitana I

1:22:49 36 Danza gitana II

1:26:37 37 Escena - teatro de marionetas atacado por Don Quijote, quien luego ataca al molino de viento

1:30:05 38 Don Quijote duerme

1:31:02 39 Allegro

1:32:47 40 El sueño de Dulcinea

1:35:17 41 Allegretto

1:38:09 42 La reina de las dríadas (ninfas de los bosques)

1:39:54 43 Amour

1:40:51 44 Vriación de Quiteria como Dulcinea

1:42:49 45 Souvenir Du Bal

1:44:44 46 Coda (IIII)

Acto III

1:48:22 47 Marcha

1:52:23 48 Escena (II)

1:54:30 49 Amour

1:57:22 50 Variación clásica I

1:59:25 51 Vals de las flores

2:00:30 52 Variación clásica II

2:01:33 53 Entrada

2:05:49 54 Variación de las dríadas

2:06:48 55 Variación de Quiteria

2:07:46 56 Variación de Basilio

2:08:46 57 Variación de Quiteria: el abaníco

2:10:09 58 Coda (V)

2:11:35 59 Final - Danza española

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Windmills and watermills: modern uses for ancient technology

Excerpt from an article by: ROB GOODIER 

Source: Engineering For Change 

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In the communities near Blue Fields, a city on Nicaragua’s jungle-entangled Caribbean coast, tropical fish and tropical storms can be easier to spot than a wall outlet. Many of the villages have never been linked to the grid. In 2004, Mathias Craig, an MIT graduate and his brother, Guillaume, founded Blue Energy, an organization that has built a dozen wind turbines for those blacked-out homes and businesses. This video artistically documents the construction of a wind turbine on Monkey Point.



A 20-something inventor named Shawn Frayne created a mini wind-powered generator to light homes and charge batteries in developing countries. Instead of a spinning turbine, the wind flutters a tautly-strung ribbon on a frame. Magnets on each end of the ribbon oscillate between wire coils to produce small amounts of electricity. This is a musical, mostly wordless demonstration of the fluttering ribbon and how it was assembled.


The Turbulent History of Flamenco

Flamenco is a complex musical and cultural tradition. It’s one of Spain most representative forms of art. The real roots are not known precisely but normally acknowledged that flamenco grew out of native Gypsies, the Gitanos, of the Romani ethnicity, and has Islamic, Jewish, and Christian influences. 

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Ballet Flamenco Andalucia - Flamenco Festival at New York City Center

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Spain, The 15th Century Birthplace of the Guitar

Wheeldon, Daniel. “The Spanish Guitar.” In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. (May 2017)


Further Reading

Evans, Tom, and Mary Anne Evans. Guitars: Music, History, Construction, and Players from the Renaissance to Rock. New York: Facts on File, 1977.

[Below] Guitar collection in Museu de la Música de Barcelona

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