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  • He has a unique gift for 'innigkeit' - the more quietly and inwardly he sings, the more it pulps your heart.

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  • An extreme 'innigkeit', an inner fervour, the power of transformation again and again from darkness to light, despair to hope, with harps and cellos and flashes of upturned horns, and the searing certainty that Brahms is just the best.

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  • Beethoven's late style of musical evolution, organic, and rife with that innigkeit or inwardness that sets the bar for much of the Romantic ethos.

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  • Etude XII finale, besides its obvious, heroic bravura, exudes the innigkeit requisite to any of the Davids-Leaguers who keep the dissolute forces of philistinism at bay.

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  • That Argerich has access to Romantic innigkeit shines forth in the luminous F Major Nocturne in 2/4 whose middle section erupts into an F Minor summer storm.

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  • This fine Schumann Concerto -- into which Tennstedt injects his own symphonic equivalent of poetic innigkeit -- resonates with plastic, dreamy authority, the very essence of Schumann's Eusebius.

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  • And it wasn't only the cellist who made it so: The music itself is singular for its innigkeit - the sense that it isn't public music but rather a voice speaking from within: our own thoughts welling up. | news

  • All things considered, Iris Chang's incredible energy, her coiled personality, and her unchallenged productivity are revealed in these papers, where ultimate inwardness (better phrased in the German innigkeit) coexists with statements to her self like "Celebrity Affords Certain Advantages."

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  • poignant intimacy of feeling —used especially of music

    Origin: German

    January 17, 2014