pre-echo


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pre-echo

(priːˈɛkəʊ)
n
1. something that has preceded and anticipated something else; precursor
2. (Electronics) a fault in an audio recording in which a sound that is to come is heard too early: on tape sometimes caused by print-through
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Bernstein's Clarinet Sonata of 1942 - which nods admiringly in the direction of Hindemith with a pre-echo of West Side Story - formed a bridge between Brahms and the jauntier late 20th century items after the interval.
Weak monarchs, scheming courtiers and beleaguered champions of virtue regularly haunt this theatre, and the specific theme of an innocent child spirited away from a tyrant's reach is like a pre-echo of The Winter's Tale.
His collaboration with Inigo Jones was tense and difficult, a pre-echo of Gilbert and Sullivan.
Even when we Christians read Esther, there's an eerie pre-echo of a 20th-century event we want to believe was unique.
Chapter four takes us to the Strafkolonie ('penal colony') and back to the Little Green Books: sugar barons, coffee planters and (in a weird pre-echo of Nazis escaping into the oblivion of Paraguay) German officers in South America.
The words are a chilling pre-echo of the motto over the gates of Auschwitz: Arbeit mach Frei (work makes you free).
Other key features such as automatic pre-echo resolution make the STV0360 ideal for Single-Frequency Network applications.
Hitler looked at Werner March's first design of the Deutsches Stadium for the 1936 Olympic Games and was outraged by its naked Modernism saying, as Albert Speer recalled, that 'he would never set foot in a glass box like that'(2) (a rather frightening pre-echo of the view from Kensington Palace).
The full Opera North Orchestra made Vaughan Williams' London Symphony structurally looser than the Tavener with a full range of dramatically expressed moods from raucous to quietly brooding, and the hushed meditation of the second movement became an uncanny pre-echo of Tavener's work.
One interesting touch is the playing-up of the enthusiasm with which the Major General's daughters send the policemen off to meet their deaths as a kind of pre-echo of 1914: the Suffragettes were particularly keen on getting young men into the trenches.
These brief, very French movements are arrangements of Prokofiev songs and use a range of violin techniques which pre-echo later composers' fascination with the instrument's variety of sound.
There is an unmissable pre-echo of the modern cult of celebrity here in the public humiliation of a woman always widely regarded as having pretentions abover her station (she was the daughter of a blacksmith): a Regency Posh Spice Face to Face: The Portrait Explored and Nelson's Muse: Lady Hamilton and her Attitudes are at the Barber Institute, University of Birmingham, until January 15 (Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12 noon5pm; admission free