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Synonyms for Gotterdammerung

myth about the ultimate destruction of the gods in a battle with evil

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Y If your German isn't that good, Gotterdammerung means The Damnation of the Gods.
Both Siegfrieds were tremendous, Mikhail Vekua (previously Loge in Rheingold) stentorian in the Forging Song, Andreas Schager fearlessly giving his all in Gotterdammerung.
The playing by the string and brass sections was on occasions breathtaking in both the Parsifal and Siegfried's Funeral March and Brunhilde's Immolation, from Gotterdammerung.
Chapter 10 focuses on Gotterdammerung and its relationship to Greek tragedy.
At press time, Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi was pressing the same claim in his mad Gotterdammerung against his own country.
Thomas Aquinas for Friedrich Nietzsche, and even that joyless presence slowly is being usurped by what appears to be Gotterdammerung.
The greatest modernist production of Gotterdammerung, the final part of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, is the BBC documentary of he and Georg Solti's recording of it.
Here, Wright has a little fun alluding to the Gotterdammerung, the Twilight of the Gods, spelling "God" backward, and directly challenging Wallace Stevens's famous passage from his poem "Sunday Morning": "Death is the mother of beauty.
The action moves back and forth among the three as the war takes its relentless course, until each of them is killed and his body disappears in the Gotterdammerung of combat.
This is a useful account of the Nazi Gotterdammerung and how the young officer had the luck to escape just in time.
Robinson said: "Worse than denial even, we seem to be caught in a kind of Gotterdammerung response: We'd rather have the world go down in flames than change our lifestyle or admit we're wrong.
3 THE SUN (ALEXANDER SOKUROV) The Russian director's "Men of Power" trilogy concludes with a hushed, troubling portrait of Hirohito--a Gotterdammerung made literal by spectral lighting and fungal color.
More sick as a parrot than over the moon, I took my place in the crowd - sorry, audience - for Gotterdammerung (The Twilight of the Gods to you and me) - the marathon, six-hour conclusion to Wagner's Ring Cycle.
I have waited for years to see a production of Gotterdammerung in which Siegfried when disguised as Gunther is played onstage by Gunther.
2; Jacqueline du Pre sounding quite different in Schumann's Cello Concerto than in her reading with her husband, Daniel Barenboim; and Eileen Farrell and Jess Thomas starring in 80 minutes of positively thrilling, well-recorded scenes from Wagner's Gotterdammerung.