George Barrett (actuary) and Luis de los Cobos

George Barrett (1752–1821) was a British actuary.

Contents 1 Life 2 Works 3 Notes 4 References


Barrett was the son of a farmer of Wheeler Street, a small hamlet in Surrey. At an early age, although engaged in daily labour, he made, unaided, considerable progress in mathematics, taking special interest in the class of problems connected with the duration of human life.

He afterwards, during a period of twenty-five years (1786–1811), laboured assiduously at his great series of life assurance and annuity tables, working all the while, first as a schoolmaster, afterwards as a land steward, for the maintenance of younger relatives, to whose support he devoted a great part of his earnings.

In 1813, he became actuary to the Hope Life Office, but retained that appointment for little more than two years. In the worldly sense his life was all failure. At the age of sixty-four he retired, broken in health and worn in spirit, to pass his remaining days with his sisters, at whose house in Godalming he died in 1821. Works

His comprehensive series of life tables, and the ingenious and fertile method, known as the columnar method, which he had devised for their construction, won the ardent approval of Francis Baily, who made earnest but vain efforts to get them published by subscription, and afterwards, in 1812, read a paper upon them before the Royal Society; but that body, for reasons unexplained, refused to order the memoir to be printed. It was then published as an appendix to the edition of 1813 of Baily's work on Annuities. There has been some controversy as to the originality of Barrett's method. His claims have been ably vindicated by Augustus De Morgan; more details of this interesting question, and exposition of Barrett's method and the important advances subsequently made upon it by Griffith Davies and others are to be found in the references.

Some time after Barrett's death most of his papers were destroyed by fire. The tables were purchased by Charles Babbage, who made use of them in his Comparative View. With that exception, and that of the specimens in Baily's appendix, they were never printed.

Barrett also published, in 1786, an "Essay towards a System of Police," in which he recommends one more patriarchal, than that of Russia or the Caliph Haroun al Raschid according to Clerke. Notes ^ a b c d Clerke 1885, p. 281. ^ Clerke 1885, p. 282 Assurance Magazine, iv. 185, xii. 348 ^ a b Clerke 1885, p. 282. ^ Clerke, p. 282.

Luis de los Cobos and George Barrett (actuary)

Luis de los Cobos Almaraz (Valladolid, 20 April 1927 – Geneva, 16 November 2012) was a Spanish composer. In 1944 he was briefly jailed for taking part in protests against the Francoist dictatorship, and after he finished his studies in 1949 he couldn't find a job since he lacked the certificate of adherence to the regime, so he went to exile, settling in Geneva after studying orchestral conducting under Bernardo Molinari in Rome and Eugène Bigot in Paris. Like Xavier Montsalvatge and Manuel Castillo he has been defined as a missing link in the postwar Spanish music, as he was influenced by Shostakovichian modernism while the Spanish scene evolved from nationalism to the Darmstadt avantgarde through his contemporaries of the 1951 Generation. He composed four operas, two symphonies, four concertos and six string quartets.

Contents 1 Compositions 1.1 Opera 1.2 Ballet 1.3 Orchestral 1.3.1 Symphony orchestra 1.3.2 Strings orchestra 1.3.3 Chamber orchestra 1.4 Concertante 1.4.1 Cello 1.4.2 Piano 1.4.3 Guitar 1.4.4 Violin 1.5 Chamber music 1.5.1 Duos 1.5.2 Trios 1.5.3 Quartets 1.6 Solo 1.6.1 Guitar 1.6.2 Violin 1.6.3 Cello 1.7 Choral 1.7.1 With orchestra 1.7.2 A cappella 1.8 Vocal 1.8.1 with orchestra 1.8.2 with chamber ensemble 1.8.3 with piano 1.8.4 with other solo instrument 1.9 Electronic music 2 References

Compositions Opera La gloria de Don Ramiro (1975) Mariana Pineda (1982) La Pasión de Gregorio (1983) The Incarnation of Desire (1994) Ballet Winnie the Pooh (1992) Orchestral Symphony orchestra Symphony No. 1 ″Cursus Vitae″ (1956) Agonía recurrente (1966) Symphony No. 2 ″El pinar perdido″ (2012) Strings orchestra Jungla 1967 (1967) Chamber orchestra SoJin Suite (música para un nacimiento y un bautizo) (1991) Cuentos de la princesita (2002) Concertante Cello Cello Concerto No. 1 (1958) Cello Concerto No. 2 ″De la resurrección″ (1981) Piano Album del olvido (1982), for two pianos and orchestra Guitar Concierto de Nerja (1991) Violin Concierto de los cercos (1995) Rapsodia de la espera (2004) Chamber music Duos Nana de la madre pobre (1952), for cello and piano Elegía a las manos de una muchacha (1952), for cello and piano Retrato del olvido y ojos de pájaro herido (1983), for cello and piano Duo para violín y viola (1985) Sonata del cisne (2003), for violin and piano Nana del Campogrande (2006), for violin and piano Trios Blue Talks (1987), for two pianos and percussion Quartets String Quartet No. 1 ″De la pequeña muerte″ (1978) String Quartet No. 2 ″Una princesa de Kranach en el tren″ (1983) Serenata caprichosa (1987), for flute, bassoon, harp and guitar String Quartet No. 3 ″La nada y el mar″ (1988) String Quartet No. 4 ″De la ausencia″ (1993) String Quartet No. 5 ″Del ensueño″ (1999) String Quartet No. 6 ″Juego de la vida y de la muerte″ (2000) Solo Guitar Añejo mosaico (1952) Violin Caprichos (1987) Cello Ariana Suite (1996) Choral With orchestra Oración paralela (Requiem) (1977) Misa de Requiem (1996) A cappella Miserere (1950) Vocal with orchestra La tierra de Alvargonzález (1951) Hijo del sol y de la sombra (1956) with chamber ensemble Nocturno (1952) Hacia el Sur se fue el domingo (1966) Tres cuentos populares (1978) Cinco cantos (1981) Cuatro lieder para cantaor flamenco (1981) La destrucción o el amor (1981) Weinheber Lieder (1996) Suite Ferrández (1997) with piano Canciones en el estilo popular (1950) Homenaje a Miguel Hernández (1952) La voz a tí debida (1985) with other solo instrument Canciones para mezzo y guitarra (1985) Cuatro piezas blancas (1986), for soprano and two clarinets Electronic music Suite infantil (1986)
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