danse macabre

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a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave

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Por otro lado, tenemos claro que Amighetti tuvo una fuerte influencia del expresionismo aleman, y que entre los artistas que conocio, uno de ellos fue Ernst Barlach, cuyo Totentanz IV fue realizado antes de que Amighetti publicara Francisco en Harlem.
The Basel Totentanz became especially well known due to copperplate engravings of it by Matthaus Merian in the first half of the 17th century.
The programme includes Prokofiev's rollercoaster Scythian Suite, Liszt's Totentanz, Janacek's radiant Sinfonietta and Berg's Violin Concerto.
Wigman's 1926 Totentanz depicts the boundary between life and death.
The seven-time British champion, who missed the last Olympics through injury, believed she was in shape to improve on her personal best score, set in Tallinn earlier this year, when she performed her short program to Franz Liszt's Totentanz.
The blaring music, though funky, colonizes the rest of the museum: Even works that do not provoke associations with the Totentanz (especially older pieces like Daniel Buren stripe paintings from 1966, as well as a terrific early film by Cindy Sherman) are invaded by the smirking sounds of Holocaust humor.
3) Vesalius himself had conducted his initial research by sifting through the bones stored in the cloister of Les Innocents in Paris, site of the most famous of all Danse Macabre murals, and his master work was assembled and printed in Basel, where a pair of equally elaborate Totentanz frescoes adorned cloisters on either side of the Rhine.
As images of the Totentanz (death dance) and stories from Boccacio's Decameron suggest, the reasonableness and epistemological certainty of scholastic rationalism seemed hopelessly passe in a world whose social and cultural sureties had been leveled by the pandemic.
The "unpurged images of day" are the scenes of human life carried on by the living (who are not yet purged by death) while the Totentanz carried on by the spirits occupies the same space but is, perhaps, visible to mortal eyes like the speaker's only at midnight.
The medieval dance of death, or the danse macabre, or the totentanz, which is now almost lost to us as a cultural form (Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (1957) is a notable exception), was a literary, pictorial, or dramatic representation of a procession or dance of both living and dead figures.
Several elements in the musical discourse were interpreted as signifying war: in particular the marchlike characteristics of many themes, the frequent use of the tamburo militare, and the destructive current in the scherzo movement, which is a kind of Totentanz or danse macabre.
The theme was expanded in the earliest known printed version of the German Totentanz, published with illustrations in Basel around 1465 and now usually referred to as the Heidelberg blockbook because of the unique surviving copy in the Universitatsbibliothek at Heidelberg (Cod.
Dies Irae, for example, may be better known through Listz's Totentanz (1849), and certainly the theme of Purcell is largely known only to most listeners through Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
At the conclusion of the novel, what began as a rondeau of desire has hardened into a Totentanz when the open relationships of the early chapters clench into abject conventionality as the sexual revelers huddle together to await the death that will bring their frolicking to its inevitable end.