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  1. Medieval Music (The Norton Introduction to Music History)
    Medieval Music (The Norton Introduction to Music History)
    Medieval Music (The Norton Introduction to Music History)
    Medieval Music (The Norton Introduction to Music History)
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  2. Medieval Music (The Norton Introduction to Music History)

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The captivating "history" of the figure of Orpheus, his enduring legacy as the force and muse of creation itself.

For at least two and a half millennia, the figure of Orpheus has haunted humanity. Half-man, half-god, musician, magician, theologian, poet, and lover, his story never leaves us. He may be myth, but his lyre still sounds, entrancing everything that hears it: animals, trees, water, stones, and men. In this extraordinary work, Ann Wroe goes in search of Orpheus, tracing the man and the power he represents through the myriad versions of a fantastical life: his birth in Thrace, his studies in Egypt, his voyage with the Argonauts to fetch the Golden Fleece, his love for Eurydice and the journey to Hades, and his terrible death. We see him tantalizing Cicero and Plato, and breathing new music into Gluck and Monteverdi; occupying the mind of Jung and the surreal dreams of Cocteau; scandalizing the Fathers of the early Church, and filling Rilke with poems like a whirlwind. He emerges as not simply another mythical figure but the force of creation itself, singing the song of light out of darkness and life out of death.

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Country
USA
Author
Richard H. Hoppin
Binding
Paperback
Brand
W.W. Norton & Co
EAN
9780393090901
Edition
1st
ISBN
0393090906
Label
W. W. Norton & Company
Manufacturer
W. W. Norton & Company
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
592
PublicationDate
1978-06-17
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Studio
W. W. Norton & Company
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