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actual and virtual

A modal distinction proposed by French philosopher Gilles Deleuze as a replacement for the problematic real-possible distinction more commonly used in philosophy. The possible is a bad ...

Golden Cockerel, The

Golden Cockerel, The   Quick reference

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
2,075 words

...advanced in spots to virtual atonality, making The Golden Cockerel a classic example of early modernism (its most direct issue again being early Stravinsky: compare the title characters' music in The Firebird or The Nightingale ). But, as King Dodon says in Act 3, ‘to everything there is a limit’. There was a line, firmly drawn in Professor Rimsky‐Korsakov's imagination, that he would not and could not cross. ‘There you are, decadents, have a feast’, he remarked with nervous testiness in a letter to a friend, ‘but still and all, pornographic clowns,...

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