Danish soloists and ensembles - masterpieces of music before 1750


Old English feower , from Proto-Germanic *petwor- (cf. Old Saxon fiwar , Old Frisian fiuwer , Frankish *fitter- , Dutch and German vier , Old Norse fjorir , Danish fire , Swedish fyra , Gothic fidwor "four"), from PIE *kwetwer- "four" (cf. Sanskrit catvarah , Avestan čathwaro , Persian čatvar , Greek tessares , Latin quattuor , Oscan petora , Old Church Slavonic četyre , Lithuanian keturi , Old Irish cethir , Welsh pedwar ). The phonetic evolution of the Germanic forms has not been fully explained.

Slang four-eyes "person who wears glasses" first recorded 1874. Four-letter word first attested 1934; four-letter man , however, is recorded from 1923 (as a euphemism for a shit ). A four-in-hand (1793) was a carriage with four horses driven by one person; in the sense of "loosely tied necktie" it is attested from 1892. To study The History of the Four Kings (1760, cf. French Livres des Quatre Rois ) contains euphemistic slang phrase for "a pack of cards" from the time when card-playing was considered a wicked pastime for students. Slang 4-1-1 "essential information" (by 1993) is from the telephone number called to get customer information.

The Royal Danish Academy of Music is the only music academy in Denmark solely specialised in classical music performance. It is a dynamic and vibrant artistic educational institution with a strong international profile that is part of Copenhagen's musical and cultural large international student body and its international relations provide all students with an broad international dimension to their degree.

The Academy's programmes offer students performance training at the highest level with the possibility of electives in pedagogical training. Besides the purely instrumental and vocal programmes, specialised degrees are also available within composition, conducting and church music, as well as Tonmeister (sound engineering).

The Academy's fundamental artistic activities are exemplified in its comprehensive and varied range of concerts, as well as high-profile projects within educational and artistic developmental work and research.

The Royal Danish Academy of Music is located in the outstanding architectural surroundings designed by Danish architect Vilhelm Lauritzen. The building is in high international standards with plenty of room for teaching and rehearsals, as well as unique concert and professional production possibilities.


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