He despised small game and insignificant personalities, whether in the shape of dukes or bagmen, letting them go by like sea-weed; but show him a refined or powerful face, let him hear a plangent
or a penetrating voice, fish for him with a living look in some one's eye, a passionate gesture, a meaning and ambiguous smile, and his mind was instantaneously awakened.
The whispered string phrases that underscored Kwan Sheung-fung's plangent
cor anglais solo in the Largo were wonderfully expressive and tender.
IF there was ever a plangent
reminder of the power of Mother Nature then this film is it.
This is the show that made Ethel Merman famous with her legendary belting of "There's No Business Like Show Business," which in Peter Stone's revised book of Herbert and Dorothy Fields' original, gets this production off to a rousing start with Todd Darling's terrifically plangent
vocals leading a colorful ensemble.
She's brimming with feeling, singing the plangent
and rebellions song (the one Kurt Cobain quoted in his suicide note: "It's better to burn out than to fade away"--which is also the title of a 1996 canvas of Nara's).
Tenor Michael Schade, although costumed more as Alfred in Die Fledermaus, is an ardent Nicias (Thais's lover), his plangent
tenor ringing forth with authority.
Forceful and plangent
, he blends classical technique (Safi trained as a baritone at the Beirut National Conservatory of Music) with passion and feeling.
It is a brass band hymn well known to all those who grew up in a pit village, if not by name then through familiarity with its plangent
strains at many an old miner's funeral.
Rubbish Warwickshire," came a plangent
cry from the Wyatt Stand.
There is another UK premiere of Kancheli's music at the close of the festival with Amao omi (War is Senseless), a plangent
lament on the futility of war performed by the Rascher Saxophone Quartet alongside acclaimed vocal ensemble Tenebrae.
On Saturday, Rodrigo's Adagio for Wind Instruments was a highly unusual concert opener and it was followed by the clarinet concerto that Aaron Copland wrote for Benny Goodman, in which the soloist was the very young and very gifted Christopher Turner, who made an excellent case for the work, especially its plangent
opening and virtuoso cadenza.
physical description (`a considerable body of water surrounded by land') to ponder its spoken resonance: "The 'l' and 'a' together forming a plangent
, serene sound, combined with the kick of the 'k,' like the soft lapping of a wave.