Venusberg


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Venusberg

(ˈviːnəsˌbɜːɡ; German ˈveːnʊsbɛrk)
n
(Placename) a mountain in central Germany: contains caverns that, according to medieval legend, housed the palace of the goddess Venus
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Ve•nus•berg

(ˈvi nəsˌbɜrg)

n.
a mountain in central Germany in the caverns of which, according to medieval legend, Venus held court.
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The Venusberg of Piccadilly looked white as a nun with snow and moonlight, but the melancholy music of pleasure, and the sad daughters of joy, seemed not to heed the cold.
A statue of Napoleon III in the middle of the room seems to gaze disapprovingly at eight TV screens showing nude Venusberg scenes drawn from different contemporary productions of Tannhauser.
Similarly, the performance of the Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhauser impressed most in the extrovert passages where the percussion section excelled - castanets in Wagner!
Mozart's Ave Verum, which marked a return to church music at the very end of his life, was the blissful opener and contrasting prelude to Wagner's rousing Tannhauser Overture (a lastminute truncation of the programme omitted the contrite and redemptive Venusberg Music, as well as Walton's Crown Imperial Coronation march).
This mutation has not been described to date, and we termed it "hemoglobin Venusberg." Isoelectric focusing was not carried out.
Chevalley, writing on the 1904 Festival, complains about the hiring of American dancer Isadora Duncan for the Venusberg scene in Tannhauser.
23.) "Retreat" and "Venusberg" do not appear in Greeves's collection, so they were presumably written after Easter 1917, the last date he has.
And the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of the Overture and Venusberg music from the latter music-drama proved the point.
Melting the Venusberg: A Feminist Theology of Music.
In the same composer's Tannhauser Overture and Venusberg Music the evocative and nostalgic passages were delightfully contrasted with the piece's pomp and majesty.
The programme started with sumptuous playing of the Overture and Venusberg Music from Tannhauser, the musical delight being enhanced with the Ladies of the Chorus of WNO.