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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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Remembered for his settings of ballads such as "Erlkonig," "Edward," "Archibald Douglas," and "Heinrich der Vogler," with their fascinating blend of lyric and dramatic, Loewe's muse was definitely "melodramatic," in the literary sense.
Sleep disturbance and father hunger in 18- to 28-month-old boys: The Erlkonig syndrome.
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
The "Ride of the Valkyries" appears in the duo "Nursery Rhyme" while the piano part of Schubert's "Erlkonig" is referenced in "Albert," the tale of a toupee-ed janitor who defies Death itself.
8.30 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.
Evident throughout is his deep respect for and sensitivity to poets, language, and the nature and value of the written text vis-a-vis the musical score inspired by it: "Without Goethe we would not have had Der Erlkonig [...] and without Heine we would not have had the Dichterliebe" (104).
Erlkonig, Slenderman, Dust Devil, Spring-Heeled Jack.
"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." By examining the repeated references to Goethe's "Erlkonig," Graevenitz brings out the close fink between imagination, desire, fear, and violence which is at the heart of Effi Briest (636).
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.