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magnum opus

a great work of art or literature, esp the greatest single work of an artist
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Jahr--hunderts dominiert zwar auch heute noch das Konzertleben und den Tontra germarkt, doch wie schwierig (um nicht zu sagen: unmoglich) deren uberzeugende Charakterisierung ist, kann am Platz- und Zeitbedarf des nach zehnjahriger Arbeit nun vollstandig vorliegenden Opus magnum abgelesen werden.
They are one of only five bands who have have logged two separate 10 million-selling albums in the States (the others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Van Halen) and their 2007 schedule saw them regularly sell out 20,000 capacity arenas as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of their opus magnum Hysteria.
As Rasch explains in his foreword, the bibliography is conceived as a response to the poet's complaint in his diary that he has created an 'Opus magnum ohne die mindeste Resonanz' (p.
As a result, we had the unexpected opportunity to receive his visit in 1978, the very year he published his opus magnum Living Systems (McGraw-Hill).
Justamente en la respuesta a estos dos interrogantes radica el meollo de la gran discusion que Alberigo ha provocado con su opus magnum en cinco volumenes.
In the Works, Volume II (1735), Pope placed these poems following the "Essay on Man" or the first book of his "Ethic Epistles," entitling them his "Ethic Epistles, the Second Book." As both Brower and Leranbaum stress, Pope planned the "Moral Essays," along with the "Essay on Man" as part of an "opus magnum" a "stupendous whole ...
p.--In this preliminary volume of the forthcoming edition of Richard Fishacre's opus magnum, his Commentary on the Sentences, Professor Long and Dr.