Erlking

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Erlking

elf king who works mischief on children. [Ger. Folk-lore: LLEI, I: 283]
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The Tony Mullins-trained Erlkonig, who has not won since his success off a 3lb lower mark 12 months ago, was a faller at Ballinrobe on his most recent start in May, while versatile 13-yearold Your Busy, the winner of eight races, two of them over today's course and distance, is reverting from fences following his run in the Summer Cup Chase at Uttoxeter.
For example, in Schubert's "Erlkonig" (1815), setting the poem by Goethe, the music is like the onrushing of fate and the performer/singer is trapped with the words of anguish inside that onrush--here the sung words and the accompanying music veer in slightly different directions to stunning effect.
Trifonov is a little staid in Die Forelle but Erlkonig shows him at his best - its eerie atmosphere tangible and its deadly conclusion truly formidable.
I took a music appreciation class and we came across Schubert's "Erlkonig." After reading the English translation, I was inspired to make a banjo ballad out of it based on a combination of traditional tunes.
Jane Shivick contributed three more songs, and baritone John Salvi was splendid in the calm "Du Bist die Ruh" (Thou Art Rest) and the contrasting "Erlkonig" (Erl King).
As central subtexts the novel explicitly mentions Charles Perrault's Le Petit Poucet and Goethe's poem "Der Erlkonig," thus blending the French fairy-tale tradition with Germanic literature and myth.
Christopher, the giant who transports the Christ child across a river to safety, is a mirror inverse of the Erlking who, based on the king of the elves and immortalized in Goethe's ballad Der Erlkonig, kidnaps and kills his young victims.
But what makes this album so satisfying is its inclusion of music from different time periods and genres: Schubert's "Der Erlkonig" and Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" are both on the album, together with original arrangements of Baroque-era arias by Vivaldi and the English composer Thomas Arne next to Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." Anderson & Roe have proven that it can be done, and the result is a musical experience capable of satisfying both avowed classical musical enthusiasts and lovers of the contemporary sound alike.
V.Schlondorff, "Nachwort." Der Unhold, nach dem Roman Der Erlkonig von Michel Tournier, mit Ausziigen aus dem Drehbuch.
Der Erlkonig, Der Konig in Thule, DerZwerg, (Schubert/Goethe, Collin), Belsazhar (Schumann/Heine) , Der Feuerreiter, Nixe Binsefuss, Die Geister vom Mummelsee (Wolf/ Morike) and virtually everything by Carl Loewe).
In many respects Beethoven's last sonata was a tougher nut than Ernst's Erlkonig. And surprisingly enough, I think that Leos Janacek's Wandering of the Little Soul is technically one of the most difficult pieces.
The poem is interrogatively elegiac, its responses as sonorous as the father in Johann Goethe's Erlkonig, yet exultant.