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  • During the 1950s at the Warsaw Autumn Festival, the Soviet bloc's answer to the West's avant-garde hothouse in Darmstadt, Germany, Krzysztof Penderecki's 8ยด37 โ€” "an affair of shrieking cluster chords, sputtering streams of pizzicato, siren-like glissandos, and other Xenakis-like sounds," as Ross writes โ€” was embraced by Communist officials who should have loathed its atonality, after someone proposed the work be retitled Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima.

    The 'Mash of Myriad Sounds'

  • A Ballad of Canada, so no one would have blamed him if he'd call it Threnody of Canada.

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  • A Ballad of Canada, so no one would have blamed him if he'd call it Threnody of Canada.

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  • He takes Penderecki to task for his opportunism* in renaming the originally abstract "Threnody" to be a remembrance of the victims of Hiroshima, but concedes that it was a canny move: "I'd wager that the ugliest, most ear-splitting piece imaginable could win over a 21st century crowd if it had the perfect title."

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  • He takes Penderecki to task for his opportunism* in renaming the originally abstract "Threnody" to be a remembrance of the victims of Hiroshima, but concedes that it was a canny move: "I'd wager that the ugliest, most ear-splitting piece imaginable could win over a 21st century crowd if it had the perfect title."

    The song that goes like this

  • Yet the single poem 'Threnody' would establish Emerson's title to a place among the guild of poets.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Emerson's "Threnody," written after the death of his little boy.

    Outlines of English and American Literature : an Introduction to the Chief Writers of England and America, to the Books They Wrote, and to the Times in Which They Lived

  • It was under the stroke of a great bereavement, the death of his child, that Emerson, in the "Threnody," gave utterance to highest consolation soaring out of sorrow's darkness.

    The Chief End of Man

  • Emerson's "Threnody" shows that he has known the shadow; but he has fought with no Apollyons, reached the Celestial City without crossing the dark river, and won the immortal garland "without the dust and heat."

    Thomas Carlyle

  • This was the boy whose memory lives in the tenderest and most pathetic of Emerson's poems, the "Threnody," -- a lament not unworthy of comparison with Lycidas for dignity, but full of the simple pathos of Cowper's well-remembered lines on the receipt of his mother's picture, in the place of Milton's sonorous academic phrases.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

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