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Lorelei

(lôr`əlī, Ger. lō`rəlī), cliff, 433 ft (132 m) high, on the right bank of the Rhine River, near St. Goarshausen, W Germany, about midway between Koblenz and Bingen. There the Rhine forms a dangerous narrows, and in German legend a fairy similar to the Greek Sirens lived on the rock and by her singing lured the sailors to their death. Heinrich Heine's poem, Die Lorelei, is world famous. The rock has sometimes been identified as the place where the hoard of the Nibelungs is hidden under the Rhine.
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Lorelei

water nymph of the Rhine; lured sailors to their doom with her singing. [Ger. Folklore: Leach, 645]

Lorelei

siren; lured ships to destruction with singing. [Ger. Folklore: Benét, 599]

Lorelei

siren whose singing lured ships to their destruction. [Ger. Lit.: Benét, 599]
See: Singer
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We are also treated to the final version of Liszt's French variant of the song, "Le Loreley," which was published four years before the composer's death.
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Resultado de las elecciones primarias presidenciales 2012 % de votos en las primarias PARTIDO LIBERAL presidenciales Mauricio Villeda 52,0 Yani Rosenthal 44,2 Esteban Handal 3,8 PARTIDO NACIONAL Miguel Pastor 12,1 Hugo Barnica 0,6 Loreley Fernandez 0,4 Juan Orlando Hernandez 45,5 Fernando Anduray 1,8 Eva Fernandez 0,7 Ricardo Alvarez 38,8 Fuente: Tribunal Supremo Electoral.
The early editions of Grout and Palisca's A History of Western Music devote a single sentence to Liszt's songs: "Liszt's songs, though not so widely known as his orchestral and pianoforte compositions, include some beautiful settings of poems by Heinrich Heine, especially a very dramatic treatment of Die Loreley (revised version, 1856)." (3) But even this acknowledgment is removed in the sixth edition of this text.
(1.) Ich weiss nicht, was soil es bedeuten in Heinrich Heine, Werke und Briefe, vol.1: 103; (1936), "Loreley," Cuvantul Liber nr.
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