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Brocken

(brôk`ən), granite peak, 3,747 ft (1,142 m) high, central Germany; highest peak of the Harz Mts. Popular legend makes it the meeting place of the Walpurgis Night or Witches' Sabbath. The "Brocken scene" in Goethe's Faust is set there.

Brocken

a mountain in central Germany, formerly in East Germany: the highest peak of the Harz Mountains; important in German folklore. Height: 1142 m (3747 ft.). The Brocken Bow or Brocken Spectre is an atmospheric phenomenon in which an observer, when the sun is low, may see his enlarged shadow against the clouds, often surrounded by coloured lights
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Mr Brocken, who is a doctor in popular music studies, said spaces on the MA in The Beatles, Popular Music and Society depended on the number that apply but it would not exceed a "possible" maximum of 30 places.
Mr Brocken said he had received enquiries from people In America about the course, which starts In September, as well as people In the UK.
Cooper surveys the extended campaign to convert the Germanic tribes to Christianity, the history of the medieval Benedictine abbess Walpurgis, the rise of witchcraft and the emergence of the Brocken as the site of the Witches' sabbath.
By comparing the unpublished 1833 version with the final one from 1843 and all their related materials, Cooper is now able "to formulate a coherent understanding of how the 1799 ballad relates to Goethe's own experiences on the Brocken, the lore surrounding the mountain, the Walpurgis Night material in the various Faust texts, the two explanatory notes Mendelssohn disseminated pertaining to the cantata, the ways in which the cantata changes over the course of its genesis, and the correlation between these changes and those in Mendelssohn's own professional and artistic persona between 1830 and 1844" (p.
We were at one with Mr Brocken in his scorn for Sharp's romancing of the supposed 'natural' state of a people apparently 'untouched by modern civilisation' although our scorn is softened by the feeling that it's perhaps time to temper the Sharp-bashing a little.
Brocken Mountain was where Goethe set the witches' Sabbath scene in the story of Faust, who sells his soul to Mephistopheles, the devil.
Ger, Walpurgisnacht ) In German tradition, a witches ' Sabbath held on the Brocken, highest peak of the Harz Mountains, the night preceding May 1.
Tenders Are Invited for Design (planning and realization) of a permanent exhibition inside and outside "der brocken als part d.
He ran folk clubs and started to present Folkscene, first with co-presenter Geoff Speed and latterly with Mike Brocken.
48 (435m Handicap): Glengiblin Beam (13), Clonlusk Moll (13), Toggle Danny (M) (7), Brocken Lance (M) (4), Crooks Marine (Scr).
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