leitmotif


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a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)

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This is the key leitmotif that has been evolving from the conference over the years.
3) Kissinger defines leitmotif as a set of beliefs that explains the universe.
She begins by laying out the conceptual foundations of her readings, placing the concept of home in a framework of diaspora criticism, migration studies, discourses of multiple modernities and transculturality, and theories of unreliable narration, while also exploring Salman Rushdie's idea of "imaginary homelands" as a leitmotif for understanding the narrative strategies of unreliable narration surrounding the idea of "home.
Padilla's Missa ego flos campi was particularly interesting, often simple and heartfelt, from the sustained lines of the Kyrie and leitmotif repetitions of the word 'Credo' in the Credo, to the almost Madrigalian fluidity in parts of the Gloria; and the nine villancicos similarly conveyed a charming directness and, in some cases infectious rhythmic vitality, especially in the high-spirited Convidando este la noche by Zespedes.
The music ranges from leitmotif music for characters (including those bats
In a show of this length the leitmotif of the hunched, anguished dancers with their arms in the air does become so hypnotising that your own body starts to be absorbed in the work, often feeling battered by the blinding music.
In this one, George Best is a leitmotif - the book starts on the Cregagh Road watching his funeral cortege.
Continual work, at the keyboard or behind the scenes, seems to be a Felder leitmotif.
The video's leitmotif is once again a snowball thanks to which Santa Claus brings together in the festive night those who have been apart during the year, the creators of the video said.
And the leitmotif, alternately grim and darkly humorous, is that Hussein believed Israel to be behind everythingeven the stuff they didn't do
The contributors to this book emphasize this mix of heritage and history as the primary leitmotif for contemporary border rivalries and dynamics.
In his editor's letter introducing The World in 2010, Daniel Franklin writes: "If China is a leitmotif, readers may also detect a second running theme-or a pervasive tension.
Indeed, patience seems to be a recurring leitmotif in the relationship between Israel and Egypt - and, in a larger sense, with the Palestinians, who at this point cannot get the Israelis back to the negotiating table
His dark eyes light up in co= nversation, particularly when he turns to the "no fear" leitmotif that pepp= ers his discourse.
The scene from Longfellow's life depicted by Miller--that of his wife's tragic death by fire--encapsulates the union of love and death that is a leitmotif running through this collection.