Dionysian

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Dionysian

(in the philosophy of Nietzsche) of or relating to the set of creative qualities that encompasses spontaneity, irrationality, the rejection of discipline, etc.
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It could be argued that by the time he published Culture and Anarchy in 1869 Arnold's thinking had simply moved on, that his interest in the opposition between the Apollonian and Dionysian had been supplanted by the need (practically more urgent in Victorian Britain) to negotiate the opposition between Hellenism and Hebraism, and that it is therefore unreasonable to import concerns from the earlier poem into a reading of the later work of criticism.
For example, in their discussion of the interdependence of the Apollonian and Dionysian drives, B&J claim that 'the drives cannot be reckoned with other than as a pair, even if they deny one another' (33).
Throughout Exploring Twentieth-Century Music much stock is placed in the varying degrees to which the combination of Apollo and Dionysus factor into Whittall's accounts of music composed in the 1900s; or better, the balance between Apollonian and Dionysian attributes becomes a ubiquitous means of assessment of the repertoire.
The opposition between Apollonian and Dionysian is one of art vs.