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motto theme

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

A theme which recurs, sometimes transformed, throughout the course of a comp., e.g. in Beethoven's 5th, Tchaikovsky's 4th and 5th, and Elgar's 1st Syms. It is akin to Wagner's leitmotiv,...

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motto theme

Edited by Alison Latham.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 136 words.

A recurring theme, similar to Wagner's *leitmotif and Berlioz's *idée fixe. The term is often used in connection with earlier music, however, for example with those 15th- and 16th-century...

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motto theme

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

A theme which recurs, sometimes transformed, throughout the course of a comp., e.g. in Beethoven's 5th, Tchaikovsky's 4th and 5th, and Elgar's 1st Syms. It is akin to Wagner's leitmotiv,...

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motto theme

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 40 words.

A theme which recurs, sometimes transformed, throughout the course of a comp., e.g. in Beethoven's 5th, Tchaikovsky's 4th and 5th,

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motto theme

Edited by Joyce Bourne.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 40 words.

A theme that recurs, sometimes transformed, throughout the course of a comp., e.g. in Beethoven's 5th, Tchaikovsky's 4th and 5th, and Elgar's 1st Syms. It is akin to Wagner's ...

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text

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 45 words.

wording of a passage; short passage used as a motto, subject of discourse, etc. XIV; theme XVII. ME. text(e),

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epigraph

Chris Baldick.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 55 words.

A quotation or motto placed at the beginning of a book, chapter, or poem as an indication of its theme.

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epigraph

Chris Baldick.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 55 words.

A quotation or motto placed at the beginning of a book, chapter, or poem as an indication of its theme.

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idée fixe

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(Fr.).

Fixed idea. Term used by Berlioz, in his Symphonie fantastique and elsewhere, for what is in essence a leitmotiv or motto theme. Berlioz borrowed the term from medicine,...

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Apollinaire, Guillaume (1880–1918)

in The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

January 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mythology and Folklore. 163 words.

Although he was a central figure in the Parisian avant garde prior to the First World War, the fairy tradition influenced his early literary experiments. A precursor to the surrealists, he...

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leitmotif

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 411 words.

A term coined in the mid-1860s by the music historian A. W. Ambros to describe a musical motto or theme which recurs in a piece of music (usually an opera) to represent a character, object,...

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Studies in the history of probability and statistics, L: Karl Pearson and the Rule of Three

Stephen M. Stigler.

in Biometrika

March 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Probability and Statistics. 0 words.

Karl Pearson’s role in the transformation that took the 19th century statistics of Laplace and Gauss into the modern era of 20th century multivariate analysis is examined from a new point...

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note-row

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

In 12‐note mus., the order in which the composer decides to arrange the 12 notes within the octave, this order acting as the basis for the comp. (almost like a motto‐theme). Strictly no...

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Weird Languages1

Michael Mateas.

in Software Studies

April 2008; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Media Studies. 2891 words.

This chapter revisits the important role of various programming languages in the field of software engineering. Its main theme revolves around weird or esoteric programming languages, used...

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Inwardness as Mystical Ascent

Gavin Flood.

in The Truth Within

October 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Hinduism; East Asian Religions. 16602 words.

The High Middle Ages sees the rise of scholasticism and reflection on the nature of self and experience. The scholastic account of the person is well illustrated through mystical theology...

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Love

Morton D. Paley.

in Coleridge's Later Poetry

January 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century). 9889 words.

Love was always an important theme in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poetry, manifested in ‘Recollections of Love’ and ‘Love's whisper’. More frequently, however, in Coleridge's later poetry...

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Introduction: Global Media Games in the New Europe

in Identity Games

May 2009; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Media Studies. 8096 words.

In this Introduction, the author expresses her views on the postcommunist experiences of sub- and transnational communities with global media exposure and also mentions the unrevealed truth...

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Green Sickness and Wertherism

Jennifer Radden.

in The Nature of Melancholy

April 2002; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 1138 words.

Samuel Smiles, born in 1812, was an influential figure in the 19th-century “self-help” movement. His book, Self-help: With Illustrations of Character, Conduct and Perseverance (1859) grew...

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Christenius, Johann

Walter Blankenburg.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Baroque Music. 416 words.

[Christianus, Johannes]

(b Buttstädt, nr Weimar, c1565; d Altenburg, between July and Dec 1626). German composer. He is not heard of before 1617, when he became court Kantor...

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Josquin Desprès

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(b ?Picardy, c.1440; d Condé‐sur‐l'Escaut, Hainaut, 1521).

Fr.‐Flemish composer. Possibly a pupil of Ockeghem. From c. 1459 to 1504 was in It., first as singer in Milan Cath. and...

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Symphonie fantastique

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Orch. work, Op.14, in C major by Berlioz, comp. 1830 when he was 26, although some of the 3rd movt. was adapted from the Messe Solennelle of 1824. F.p. Paris, 5 Dec. 1830. F. Eng. p....

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