(8) Criticism of Liszt's overemphatic
text settings, excessive accompaniment, incorrect syllabification, overwhelming chromaticism, and unrealistic vocal demands frequently appear in twentieth-century scholarship.
The trinitarian eschatology of Balthasar, which relies on an overemphatic
anti-Pelagian understanding of the grace-freedom dynamic and a brutal interpretation of Holy Saturday, clearly acts to undermine the real possibility of damnation for men.
Whatever tension the pic manages to build is mostly undercut by the recurring appearance of the fish and by the generally overemphatic
performances of the human cast, who resemble an Abercrombie/Hollister ad in motion and project about as much dramatic nuance.
Marcelo Alvarez played a better Gustav than he sang; it's a good voice for the role, but he kept spoiling the line with bumpy phrasing and overemphatic
attacks on high notes.
To suggest, however, as Linden Peach does, that Felicia is "exiled by sectarianism" (194) is rather overemphatic
, as the "pull" factor of finding Lysaght consistently counterbalances the social and familial "push" factors acting upon her.
Thankfully, this appalling prospect with its overemphatic
rhetorical indicators of the heroism of American democracy, has been considerably modified.
The first is a brief condemnation of the overemphatic
punishment of slaves, couched in a list of daily activities which can squander one's time: 'But tell us now how much from that great store / Thy Creditor hath got, thy Mistris, Friend, / Thy Clients, or the Jarre (that hath no end) / Between thy wife and thee?
One nevertheless wonders whether Griffel's thesis is not overemphatic
. For even if the two philosophies intersect in their discussion of the physical world, there remain fundamental epistemological and metaphysical differences, such as Avicenna's realism versus al-Ghazali's nominalism, their disagreement about the modalities and quiddities, and the varying structure of their cosmologies.
But in the symphonies which framed the evening, Haydn's Surprise and Mendelssohn's Reformation, Manze's overemphatic
body-language distracted from the quality of music-making.
Indeed, whether deconstructing metaphors or animating regular bourgeois characters with overemphatic
theatrical behavior, Topffer's satire implicitly exposes the artifice behind expressions of romantic sensibility absorbed into mainstream culture.
But even they are seem forced and overemphatic
. I was not touched by the outer movements as I should have been, nor was I too fascinated by the inner ones.