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erlking

(ˈɜːlˌkɪŋ)
n
(European Myth & Legend) German myth a malevolent spirit who carries children off to death
[C18: from German Erlkönig, literally: alder king, coined in 1778 by Herder, a mistranslation of Danish ellerkonge king of the elves]
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The sources that Waltz presents on this debate, while primarily contemporary with the music, extend to include a well-known comment made by Felix Mendelssohn in 1831 concerning settings of Goethe's Erlkonig (p.
Goethe, Erl-King, Erlkonig, Adolescence, Alternate Reality
30 Killarney Paddy Power Now On The Racing Post Handicap Hurdle 2m6f ATR Card page 63 THE line-up for this long-distance handicap includes two past winners, Erlkonig, who was successful a year ago, and the veteran Your Busy, who landed the prize in 2010.
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She Walks in Beauty" (based on Lekha Dodi), "On Jordan's Banks" (Ma'oz Tzur), and "If That High World" (the "Leoni" Yigdal) are three notable exceptions; but for "The Destruction of Sennacherib" Nathan seems to have drawn his inspiration from Schubert's contemporary setting of Goethe's ballad Der Erlkonig ("The Erl-King").
Then he shows how the narrative of Effi Briest is haunted by Goethe's "Der Erlkonig.
But elsewhere McCarthy (who only took up the instrument 10 years ago) created a luscious sound, showing great physical dexterity in Schubert's Der Erlkonig and Godowsky's demanding arrangement of a Chopin Etude, and delivering an exquisite version of Gershwin's The Man I Love.
Pumps 4-Y-0 Handicap Hurdle looks a cracker, with Erlkonig and The Plan Man, fourth and fifth to McKinley at Galway, holding obvious prospects, along with top-weight Lindenhurst.
Trifonov is a little staid in Die Forelle but Erlkonig shows him at his best - its eerie atmosphere tangible and its deadly conclusion truly formidable.
As central subtexts the novel explicitly mentions Charles Perrault's Le Petit Poucet and Goethe's poem "Der Erlkonig," thus blending the French fairy-tale tradition with Germanic literature and myth.
Christopher, the giant who transports the Christ child across a river to safety, is a mirror inverse of the Erlking who, based on the king of the elves and immortalized in Goethe's ballad Der Erlkonig, kidnaps and kills his young victims.
You'll also enjoy the included bonus DVD--the duo's self-produced videos along with a video, professionally produced by Matthew Brown, of "Der Erlkonig," filmed at the Steinway factory in Queens, New York, are a real treat.