Pied Piper of Hamelin

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Pied Piper of Hamelin,

legendary figure of Hameln, Germany. He rid the town of its rats and mice by charming them away with his flute playing. When the citizens refused to pay him the price they had agreed upon, he charmed away their children out of revenge. Allegedly this occurred in 1284. Among those who immortalized this legend are Goethe, Robert Browning, and the brothers Grimm.
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Her body-language, so much at one with her instrument, is like a cross between the Pied Piper of Hamelin and Stockhausen's Arlekin, and this almost Puckish persona was perfectly attuned to Mendelssohn's youthful Sonata, reflective tones nevertheless communicating through the deft articulation.
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