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i_hear_dead_people_ A day like today a musician was born .... #Albert #Coates (23 April 1882 – 11 December 1953) was an English #conductor and #composer. Born in Saint Petersburg where his English father was a successful businessman, he studied in Russia, England and Germany, before beginning his career as a #conductor in a series of German #opera houses. He was a success in England conducting #Wagner at the Royal #Opera House, Covent Garden in 1914, and in 1919 was appointed chief conductor of the London #Symphony #Orchestra.His strengths as a conductor lay in opera and the Russian repertoire, and he was not thought as impressive in the core Austro-German symphonic repertoire. After 1923 he failed to secure a permanent conductorship in the UK, and for much of the rest of his life he guest conducted in continental Europe and the US in his last years he took #orchestral appointments in South Africa, where he died at 71.As a #composer, Coates is little remembered, but he composed seven #operas, one of which was performed at Covent Garden. He also wrote some #concert works for orchestral forces. 2d

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ariannasegich I didn't even see him pc: @nicole_ally 2d

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maddiejade27 Never realised how much of a distraction athletes was to school until now being on my brake! Aths was able to take my mind off the stress of school! Just makes me appreciate aths so much more #year12life #lookingbackatathspics #opennationals #COATES 4d

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sybaritewino #Coates on a soggy #Sunday afternoon in #Hakuba. Expressive #wines from #SourhAustralia. The #AdelaideHills 2013 #SemSauv & the #MclarenVale 2012 #Syrah. Each notable for their seductive, sexy, savoury sappiness. 7d

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natascivic Thursday night crazy legs. #psycholist #COATES #stravaproveit 1w

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jorenvanacker Detailshot from an already finished drawing.
Just a beatiful intensity of the charcaol. JorenVanAcker. #charcaol#Coates
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fittingfrock Just because skies are drab doesn't mean your wardrobe has to be.. Liven up your winter wardrobe and a basic outfit with a coloured coat- cosy & cute #curves #plussize #plussizefashion #coates #stylist #shopping #fashionista #fashionblogger 2w

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  •   t_al really amazing ! 1w

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pixelmonkies About a month ago the was the most perfect of sunsets. #Coates #bicycle #schwinn #sunset #neon #sign #spire #blue #red 2w

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