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  • n. Plural form of fantasia.

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  • Dictionary of Music "(1776), a fantasia exists only as long as it is being played during composition - once it is written down, or repeated, it ceases to be a" fantasy "and becomes whatever form it now is. consort music, much of it of a whimsical nature or of sweet love, that they called fantasias or fancies.

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  • But if the charge of ethnocentrism has little traction in Smith's work, it's because the cast of Smith's fantasias bear no specific resemblance to any real ethnic or religious group.

    G. Roger Denson: Jack Smith and the Aesthetics of Camp in an Era of Political Correctness

  • Elsewhere, there were sets based on Purcell's string fantasias, including Colin Matthews's distinctly 20th-century addition to the broken-off 17th-century fragment that is Fantasia XIII; and Machaut, with Birtwistle's 1969 take on his medieval predecessor in Hoquetus David exploring that shrill and punchy sound-world the composer was even then configuring.

    London Sinfonietta/Collon – review

  • We know from his fiction that he can write in any register, delighting in baroque metaphors and elaborate prose fantasias, so the account of his 1992 visit to besieged Sarajevo in The Atlas is all the more powerful for its plainspoken restraint ....

    Postmodernism

  • Even among New York City brownstone owners, a relatively rarified breed, there are the haves and have-nots — those who decorate themselves and those who hire professionals landscapers or interior designers to transform their entrances and facades into fantasias — such an 83rd Street neighbor of both Ms. Economy and Mr. Van Doren, whose pumpkins complement their orange-tipped plantings, the entire tableau unified with festive corn stalks.

    Suburban Tricks, Urban Treats

  • There are anatomical illustrations, engravings of things from wonder cabinets, wars, fantasias, dancing insects.

    An Interview with Audrey Niffenegger

  • The show, running in the cozy confines of DCAC through Sunday, is serious, despite the occasional sexual fantasias from the aging but still-lusty James.

    Edmund White's play 'Terre Haute' at Capital Fringe: A literary destination

  • Gabaldon has degrees in zoology, marine biology and quantitative behavioral ecology, and her education informs much of her work, which she refers to as "historical fantasias."

    National Book Festival author schedule: Fiction & Mystery

  • He'd hit a purple patch of eight novels in a 10-year period, all strange and funny fantasias on everything from Faustian pacts to what happens when a group of dirty old men are granted their deepest sexual desires.

    Angelica Lost and Found by Russell Hoban - review

  • In the 1960s, the cardboard record jacket came into its own as a canvas for graphic artists, who used its ample dimensions to spin elaborate visual and conceptual fantasias.

    Design Artwork for a Shrinking Album Cover

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