The New Orpheus

The New Orpheus

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Author: Nathan A. Scott

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105045021495

Category: Christianity and literature

Page: 431

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Treats in relation between Christianity and art in general as well as Christian thought in literature.
Categories: Christianity and literature

The New Poet

 The New Poet

The second half of the lament presents Sidney as the new Orpheus, who excels his mythic prototype. Sidney is appropriately described as a pastoralist: Yet ...

Author: Richard Danson Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781781387795

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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This gracefully written and well thought-out study deals with a neglected collection of poems by Spenser, which was issued in 1591 at the height of his career. While there has been a good deal written in recent years on two of the poems in the collection, 'Mother Hubberd's Tale' and 'Muiopotmos', Brown innovatively addresses the collection in its entirety. He urges us to see it as a planned whole with a consistent design on the reader: he fully acknowledges, and even brings out further, the heterogeneity of the collection, but he examines it nevertheless as a sustained reflection on the nature of poetry and the auspices for writing in a modern world, distancing itself from the traditions of the immediate past. The strength of this work lies both in the originality of its project and in the precision and enterprise of the close reading that informs its argument. Interest in the concern of Spenser's poetry with the nature of poetry is in the current critical mainstream, but here the attentiveness is both unusually focused and unusually sustained. Brown garners more than would be expected from the translations in the Complaints, while at the same time including striking and individual chapters on the better known 'Mother Hubberd's Tale' and 'Muiopotmos'; he advances understanding of these extremely subtle texts and fully justifies his wider approach to the collection as a whole. Arguing that Spenser's relationship to literary tradition is more complex than is often thought, Brown suggests that Spenser was a self-conscious innovator whose gradual move away from traditional poetics is exhibited by the different texts in the Complaints. He further suggests that the Complaints are a 'poetics in practice', which progress from traditional ideas of poetry to a new poetry that emerges through Spenser's transformation of traditional complaint.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The German Cabaret Legacy in American Popular Music

The German Cabaret Legacy in American Popular Music

See New Orpheus, p. xii. 19. New Orpheus, p. 47. 20. Prior to taking up with Lenya, Weill had an affair with a married, distant cousin, Nelly Frank, ...

Author: William Farina

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786468638

Category: Music

Page: 244

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"The stylistic remnants of cabaret music from Weimar-era Germany are all around us. During the 20th century, its most prominent American exponents were Germans. Their words and music continue to be heard and exert widespread influence. Major songwriters and African-American artists have been prolific and sympathetic interpreters of it. Today, German cabaret tradition remains strong"--Provided by publisher.
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Virgil as Orpheus

Virgil as Orpheus

If , as I hope to show , Virgil's new Orpheus , deeply aware of human failure , was to become a figure for Virgil himself , the new Aristaeus — repentent ...

Author: M. Owen Lee

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791427838

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 171

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Presents a popular introduction to Virgil's Georgics for the general reader.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Harrison Birtwistle The Mask of Orpheus

Harrison Birtwistle  The Mask of Orpheus

of Orpheus' music from Act II, its balancing of voices, its constantly varied yet ... forward motion speaks with a fresh confidence and points to the new, ...

Author: Jonathan Cross

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351564120

Category: Music

Page: 196

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Hailed at its premiere at the London Coliseum in 1986 as the most important musical and theatrical event of the decade, The Mask of Orpheus is undoubtedly a key work in Harrison Birtwistle's output. His subsequent stage and concert pieces demand to be evaluated in its light. Increasingly, it is also viewed as a key work in the development of opera since the Second World War, a work that pushed at the boundaries of what was possible in lyrical theatre. In its imaginative fusion of music, song, drama, myth, mime and electronics, it has become a beacon for many younger composers, and the object of wide critical attention. Jonathan Cross begins his detailed study of this 'lyric tragedy' by placing it in the wider context of the reception of the Orpheus myth. In particular, the significance of Orpheus for the twentieth century is discussed, and this provides the backdrop for an examination of Birtwistle's preoccupation with the story in a variety of works across his creative life. The sources and genesis of The Mask of Orpheus are explored. This is followed by a close reading of the work's three acts, analysing their structure and meaning, investigating the relationship between music, text and drama, drawing on Zinovieff's textual drafts and Birtwistle's compositional sketches. The book concludes by suggesting a range of contexts within which The Mask of Orpheus might be understood. Its central themes of time, memory and identity, loss, mourning and melancholy, touch a deep sensibility in late-modern society and culture. Interviews with the librettist and composer round off this important study.
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The New Monthly Magazine

The New Monthly Magazine

Orpheus , bending beneath the weight of care and age , entered the smoky apartment with his bow and fiddle grasped ... “ Have you anything new to sing us ?

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ISBN: SRLF:A0003994068

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The Other Orpheus

The Other Orpheus

(268) [A rap ofyour finger on the drum fires all the sounds and startsa new harmony. A step of yours: the levy of new men and their marching on.

Author: Merrill Cole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135886561

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The New Calendar of Great Men

The New Calendar of Great Men

ORPHEUS . The story of ORPHEUS seems to be compounded from two persons , or two types . As a Thracian singer , with miraculous powers of charming even ...

Author: Frederic Harrison

Publisher: London ; New York : Macmillan

ISBN: UCAL:$B469280

Category: Biography

Page: 644

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Categories: Biography

Enlightenment Orpheus

Enlightenment Orpheus

Sitting at home, trying to make sense of the new information imparted from afar, metropolitans would be forced to compare the promises of the ancient ...

Author: Vanessa Agnew

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198044356

Category: Music

Page: 280

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The Enlightenment saw a critical engagement with the ancient idea that music carries certain powers - it heals and pacifies, civilizes and educates. Yet this interest in musical utility seems to conflict with larger notions of aesthetic autonomy that emerged at the same time. In Enlightenment Orpheus, Vanessa Agnew examines this apparent conflict, and provocatively questions the notion of an aesthetic-philosophical break between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Agnew persuasively connects the English traveler and music scholar Charles Burney with the ancient myth of Orpheus. She uses Burney as a guide through wide-ranging discussions of eighteenth-century musical travel, views on music's curative powers, interest in non-European music, and concerns about cultural identity. Arguing that what people said about music was central to some of the great Enlightenment debates surrounding such issues as human agency, cultural difference, and national identity, Agnew adds a new dimension to postcolonial studies, which has typically emphasized the literary and visual at the expense of the aural. She also demonstrates that these discussions must be viewed in context at the era's broad and well-entrenched transnational network, and emphasizes the importance of travel literature in generating knowledge at the time. A new and radically interdisciplinary approach to the question of the power of music - its aesthetic and historical interpretations and political uses - Enlightenment Orpheus will appeal to students and scholars in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, German studies, eighteenth-century history, and comparative studies.
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Orpheus

Orpheus

The distinction between the Old and New Testaments , the Old and to New Law , is founded upon a passage in St. Paul's writings ; but the Latin testamentum ...

Author: Salomon Reinach

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ISBN: UCAL:$B47536

Category: Religion

Page: 439

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Categories: Religion

Orpheus

Orpheus

A reputed French poet, Ivan Goll, now living in New York, published a fine book of free verse poetry entitled Le Nouvel Orphee (The New Orpheus) ...

Author: Università di Catania. Centro di studi sull'antico cristianesimo

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ISBN: UOM:39015031103669

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Fifteenth Century Studies

Fifteenth Century Studies

The narrative concludes with Orpheus's ( second ) lament about the cruelty and mutability of life ( lines 401-14 ) . The moralitas that follows is an ...

Author: Edelgard E. DuBruck

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571133771

Category: History

Page: 249

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Articles on drama, letter-writing, Arthurian romances, translation, mythology and folklore, print media, and Pizan, Sachs, Schedel, Chartier, and Henryson.
Categories: History

The New Pantheon The Pantheon or Fabulous history of the heathen gods goddesses heroes c With an appendix treating of their astrology prodigies c By William Cooke The seventh edition To which is now first added a further illustration of the Dii Majores of the Romans etc With plates

The New Pantheon  The Pantheon  or  Fabulous history of the heathen gods  goddesses  heroes   c       With an appendix  treating of their astrology  prodigies      c      By William Cooke     The seventh edition  To which is now first added  a further illustration of the Dii Majores of the Romans  etc  With plates

This symbol they called Oreph or Orpheus ( 7 ) , to fignify that agriculture was then quite unfeasonable and dormant . The songs they amused themselves with ...

Author: Samuel BOYSE

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ISBN: BL:A0022925039

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Page: 284

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Weill s Musical Theater

Weill s Musical Theater

The version set by Weill recasts the classical figure of orpheus as an everyman of the modern city. The “New orpheus” of 1924 is just a regular guy, ...

Author: Stephen Hinton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520271777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 569

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"This book, the first scholarly consideration of Weill's complete output of stage works, is without doubt the most important critical study of the composer's oeuvre to date in any language. Hinton's scholarship is superior and his insights original and illuminating. The product of several decades of engagement with Weill's works, their sources and reception, as well as the secondary literature, the book is a stunning achievement. Brilliantly conceived and executed, it will take its place as one of the cornerstones of Weill studies."--Kim H. Kowalke, University of Rochester and President, Kurt Weill Foundation for Music "In "Weill's Musical Theater: Stages of Reform," Stephen Hinton reminds us that Kurt Weill was always a revolutionary. The composer's insistent dedication to a provocative, constantly evolving lyric theater that spoke directly to audiences meant that Weill remained as controversial as he was popular. The celebrity that endeared him to Broadway made him anathema in Berlin. Some sixty years after Weill's death, Hinton is finally able to demonstrate the consistent brilliance, theatrical power, and coherence of a composer who revolutionized every genre he touched (or used) and whose collaborators read as a who's who of twentieth-century theater." --David Savran, author of "Highbrow/Lowdown: Theater, Jazz, and the Making of the New Middle Class" "Stephen Hinton presents us with an image of Weill that is at once monumental yet still alive. A truly Protean figure, Weill is not an easy man to grasp in his totality; Brecht once wrote that a man thrown into water will have to develop webbed feet, and as a refugee from Nazi Germany, Weill had to become a cultural amphibian. But in "Weill's Musical Theater" we see the composer from every angle: through the gaze of countless critics and reviewers, through Weill's own eyes, and finally through the filter of Hinton's judicious, focused prose. This account will stand."--Daniel Albright, author of "Untwisting the Serpent: Modernism in Music, Literature, and Other Arts"
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Orpheus C Kerr Papers Series 1

The Orpheus C  Kerr Papers  Series 1

Table of Contents GIVING AN EFFECT OF THE NEW BUGLE DRILL IN THE MACKEREL BRIGADE, AND MAKING SOME NOTE OF THE LATEST IMPROVEMENTS IN ARTILLERY, ETC.

Author: R. H. Newell

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066142186

Category: Fiction

Page: 540

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"The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers, Series 1" by R. H. Newell. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
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The Image of Orpheus in Roman Mosaic

The Image of Orpheus in Roman Mosaic

An Exploration of the Figure of Orpheus in Graeco-Roman Art and Culture with Special Reference to Its Expression in the Medium of Mosaic in Late Antiquity ...

Author: Ilona Julia Jesnick

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020676289

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 276

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This book first examines the figure of Orpheus in Graeco-Roman art and culture before exploring how he has been employed in late antique mosaic. Wide-ranging with lots of line-drawings and photographs.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

The Function of Song in Contemporary British Drama

The Function of Song in Contemporary British Drama

Write for a new age Of a path that leads away from violence.11 Both the text of the ballet Orpheus and the poems " Orpheus and the Wire " develop this theme ...

Author: Elizabeth Hale Winkler

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874133580

Category: Music

Page: 363

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This comprehensive study formulates an original theory that dramatic song must be perceived as a separate genre situated between poetry, music, and theater. It focuses on John Arden, Margaretta D'Arcy, Edward Bond, Peter Barnes, John Osborne, Peter Nichols, Harold Pinter, Tom Stoppard, Peter Shaffer, and John McGrath.
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