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Musingklings

My Orphic Experience: Christoph Willibald Gluck Comes to Corby The musical idiom I went crazy and “gone” over in 1955-56 was the new rage of rockabilly and the four-four beat and clatter of rock and roll. For most of us, … Continue reading

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Orpheus Lives!

Peter’s encouragement to devote months of 2014 to the consideration of ancient mythology brought up hours of reverie and reflection. Weeks of fertile discussion between us. To dote on Orpheus’ weird mythology and the pseudo-history of a minor divinity (or, … Continue reading

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Burk Reacts to Orpheus with a Sonata For English Horns

NOTE: The following is from Burk Ketcham. I simply posted it here for him. — Ron   Even though I found our February book (Orpheus, Song of Life) to be a difficult read, the discussion was enlightening.  Sid asked why the Orpheus mythology … Continue reading

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Contributions regarding “What is a Myth?”

This was a great “discussion” on email.   David and I wanted to capture it  on the website. I have tried to find and include all the contributions but, since they were in so many emails I may have missed … Continue reading

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Orpheus, Song of Life by Anne Wroe

“Doesn’t a myth belong to everyone?” (A Visit from the Goon Squad)  Anne Wroe’s answer is an emphatic yes, but in a broader way than perhaps we expected. Here are a few things I learned from “Orpheus, The Song of … Continue reading

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February Selection: Orpheus, The Song of Life

At our February 2015 meeting we will discuss the following book selected by Peter Farnum: Ann Wroe, Orpheus, The Song of Life, 2012, 272 pages.

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