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.
Consider the commentary on the plangent
series of photographs, Droit de regards, translated by David Wills as Right of Inspection (1998).
Instrumental interludes revealed the extraordinary forward-lookingness of composers of the period, with one particular offering, the Sonata Terza by Dario Castello, ending with startlingly romantic plangent
harmonies approaching its final cadence - a true dying fall.
Samba star Virginia Rodrigues, singing her plangent
tunes on musicvids, guides a tour of her Bahia hometown, while describing the severe segregation and social repression still felt by blacks.
Those concerns are made plangent
in the thirtieth-anniversary display, which includes a sliver of the archival material donated to the National Gallery of Canada by artists including Lawrence Weiner, Alan Belcher, and Rodney Graham.
Sometimes he took his forearms to the keyboard in tumbling, key-crunching arpeggios, his knees lifting to the level of his shoulders as he dance while he played; at others he used pin-drop silence between sets of quiet, plangent
Terracini's conservatory baritone seems a bit formal against Kats-Chemin's plangent
pop/folk melodies and instrumentation.
Right from the start--as the camera descends through autumn foliage toward an overview of a serene street in what is meant to be Hartford, Connecticut, to the sweeping, plangent
accompaniment of Elmer Bernstein's score--we have the vertiginous impression of being dropped back into a past all the more welcoming for having never quite existed in the first place.
What's interesting is that the earliest ones are very earthy and Russian-folksy - plangent
, quite restricted in range and requiring a Russian colouring.
Khaled Arman and Francesco Russo's score is suitably plangent
and not overintrusive.
And Rafael Rojas sings it beautifully, sweet-toned and powerfully controlled, his tenor voice appropriately Italianate and plangent
as it is throughout the evening.
Softhearted auds may connect with pic's plangent
depiction of the old woman's fate and nostalgic treatment of rural life.