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Orpheus (Greek mythology)

Works: 722 works in 1,377 publications in 7 languages and 28,188 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Art  Juvenile works  Fiction  Film adaptations  Stories, plots, etc  Conference proceedings  Music 
Classifications: PT2635.I65, 782.1
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Publications about Orpheus (Greek mythology)
Most widely held works about Orpheus (Greek mythology)
    Under the spell of Orpheus the persistence of a myth in twentieth-century art by Judith E Bernstock( file )
    1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1,216 libraries worldwide
    The orphic moment shaman to poet-thinker in Plato, Nietzsche, and Mallarmé by Robert McGahey( file )
    1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
    Flesh of my flesh by Kaja Silverman( file )
    1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 937 libraries worldwide
    Through a wide-ranging discussion, that extends from Ovid and Leonardo da Vinci to Gerhard Richter, and from philosophy and literature to time-based art, Kaja Silverman shows that the master myth of Western subjectivity is the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, not that of Oedipus, and this Janus-faced myth has the capacity both to destroy and to save us
    Orfeo ed Euridice Orpheus and Eurydice : tragic opera in three acts by Burton D Fisher( file )
    1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
    L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( Sound Recording )
    27 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in Italian and No Linguistic Content and held by 783 libraries worldwide
    Taped at La Monnaie in Brussels in May 1998, this production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo has become an operatic classic in a few short years. Choreographer/director Trisha Brown, conductor René Jacobs, and designer Roland Aeschlimann have created an ideal fusion of words, action, sight, and sound, one that never lets the viewer down and manages to tell the story in an elegant, unusual, and ultimately intensely moving manner
    Orpheus and Greek religion; a study of the Orphic Movement by W. K. C Guthrie( Book )
    14 editions published between 1935 and 1993 in English and French and held by 774 libraries worldwide
    Orfeu negro Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus( visu )
    33 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in Portuguese and English and held by 759 libraries worldwide
    The ancient Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice unfolds in an updated version set against the colorful background of the Rio de Janiero Carnival
    Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Sound Recording )
    30 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in Italian and held by 674 libraries worldwide
    Odeon: 80756
    Orpheus : the myth of the poet by Charles Segal( Book )
    2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 646 libraries worldwide
    This volume surveys the literary treatment of the Orpheus myth as the myth of the essence of poetry - the ability to encounter the fullest possible intensity of beauty and sorrow and to transform them into song. The first half of the book concentrates on the ancient literary tradition, from the myth's Greek origins through the influential poetic versions of Ovid and Virgil and its treatment by other Latin authors such as Horace and Seneca. Later chapters focus on the continuities of the myth in modern literature, including the poetry of H.D., Rukeyser, Rich, Ashbery, and, especially, Rilke. The author's leitmotif throughout is the relation of poetry to art, love and death, the 'three points of the Orphic triangle'. Through close readings of individual texts, he shows how various versions of the myth oscillate between a poetry of transcendence that asserts its power over the necessities of nature - including the ultimate necessity, death - and a poetry that celebrates its immersion in the stream of life
    Persephone the daring by Joan Holub( Book )
    2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
    Orpheus is a mortal rock god, and the girls at Mount Olympus Academy are wild about him! With his lyre and singing voice, Orpheus can charm pretty much anything, even things like stones and trees. But Hades and the other MOA boys aren't charmed. In fact, they are less than thrilled that the girls are so gaga over this guy. His fans are especially excited about his latest song about the girl he loved and lost, Eurydice. Orpheus was devastated when he lost Eurydice to the Underworld, so he asks Persephone to help get her back. Though it means breaking some very serious Underworld rules, Persephone pushes Hades to return Eurydice to the living world. But restoring Orpheus's one true love might jeopardize Persephone's own chances with her biggest crush
    Die Rezeption des Orpheus-Mythos in deutschen Musikdramen des 17. Jahrhunderts by Olga Artsibacheva( file )
    3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 554 libraries worldwide
    Main description: Die Geschichte des göttlichen Sängers, der mit seinem Spiel wilde Tiere und unbelebte Natur bezauberte und aus Liebe zu seiner Gattin in die Unterwelt hinabstieg, übte auf alle Epochen eine ununterbrochene Faszination aus. Es ist daher nicht verwunderlich, dass sein Mythos zur inspirierenden Quelle und seine Gestalt zur Leitfigur der neuen, sich im Laufe des 17. Jahrhunderts erst etablierenden Gattung der Oper wurde. Das Schicksal des Sängers lieferte den Stoff für sieben Musikdramen, dessen Metamorphosen ein Licht auf die barocken Autoren, ihr Publikum und ihre Zeit werfen
    Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( score )
    12 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 506 libraries worldwide
    Splendid operatic retelling of the Orpheus legend in a series of elegant, dramatic musical tableaux. First produced in 1762, the opera possesses a melodic grace and stately magnificence that have made it one of the favorites of the repertoire. Reprinted from the authoritative full-score edition originally published in the Denkmaler der Tonkunst in Österreich. Lists of characters and instruments
    The Orphic poems by M. L West( file )
    4 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
    Orpheus : the song of life by Ann Wroe( Book )
    7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
    A history of the legend of Orpheus traces his mythical achievements and enduring influence, covering topics ranging from his passion for Eurydice to his role in inspiring Plato and Monteverdi and his treatment by the early Church
    Orfeu negro Black Orpheus ( visu )
    6 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Portuguese and French and held by 418 libraries worldwide
    "Against a background of the Rio carnival, a black tram driver accidentally kills his girlfriend, and after seeking her in the nether regions kills himself to be with her."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed
    Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
    25 editions published between 1923 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 400 libraries worldwide
    Contains 55 sonnets in English and German
    Renaissance concerto for flute and orchestra Salomon Rossi suite ; Orpheus and Euridice by Lukas Foss( Sound Recording )
    3 editions published in 1989 in No Linguistic Content and held by 346 libraries worldwide
    Orpheus in nineteenth-century symbolism by Dorothy M Kosinski( Book )
    5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
    Orpheus and Eurydice by Sybil Schönfeldt( Book )
    3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
    The tragic story of Orpheus and Eurydice is retold
    The night tourist by Katherine Marsh( Sound Recording )
    8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
    After fourteen-year-old classics prodigy Jack Perdu has a near fatal accident he meets Euri, a young ghost who introduces him to New York's Underworld, where those who died in New York reside until they are ready to move on, and Jack vows to find his dead mother there
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