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  • n. Plural form of leitmotiv.


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  • In the Dutchman two themes may be rightly described as leitmotivs; in Tannhaeuser not one theme may be rightly so described.

    Richard Wagner

  • Of what may be called leitmotivs there are only three, the Dutchman (i) and Senta (j), while a portion of the second (k) may be regarded as a third, for it is used by itself, independently.

    Richard Wagner

  • In the _Dutchman_ two themes may be rightly described as leitmotivs; in

    Richard Wagner Composer of Operas

  • Of what may be called leitmotivs there are only three, the

    Richard Wagner Composer of Operas

  • That meant finding a visual equivalent for the "leitmotivs" or thematic strands of melody that Wagner wove in ever-shifting forms to compose the score of his epic music drama.

    'Ring' Cycle To Debut At Metropolitan Opera With High-Tech 'Das Rheingold'

  • ENO Music Director Edward Gardner conducts what I first feared was a wayward orchestra; but the harder I listened, the more I realized that he was movingly eliciting the quintessential continuities of the score, the almost Wagnerian leitmotivs that are made explicit in the exemplary, just-published ENO Overture Opera Guide to "Eugene Onegin," ed.

    A Lovestruck 'Onegin'

  • With a bit of hesitation - and a bit of a joke - Moravec also said during the symposium that there are leitmotivs associated with each character, and with the letter itself.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Not sure what the connection is between bunnies and The Hostiles, but a cool use of leitmotivs there.

    The Tail Section » Composer Michael Giacchino and Terry with the Pops

  • Memories of Earth is actually an elaborate scenario, a dazzling spiral of words built by using leitmotivs and recurrent images.


  • In a joint press release, Isdell's firm and the hoops organization said they'll devise and initiate marketing drives with specific leitmotivs--delivered via digital programming.

    Isdell's Coke, NBA In Teen Digital Media Deal


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