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Arion & the dolphin

Vikram Seth

Arion & the dolphin

a libretto

by Vikram Seth

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Published by Phoenix House in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arion, -- fl. 628-625 B.C. -- Legends,
  • Folklore -- Greece

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesArion and the dolphin.
    Statementby Vikram Seth.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9499.3.S37 A85 1994
    The Physical Object
    Pagination59 p. :
    Number of Pages59
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15240019M
    ISBN 101897580460

    Francesco Bianchi Ferrari's Arion riding on a Dolphin is inspired by poet Publius Ovidius Naso (43 BCE/18 CE) more commonly known as was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus and is famed for his long narrative verse Metamorphoses which re-tells some of the most well known greek and roman legends (The Myth of Narcissus, The Fall of Troy, Death of Hercules). Arion jumped into the sea. Miles from shore, the sailors assumed he would drown and sailed on. That would have been his fate, if not for a wonderful thing. A dolphin following the ship rose under the boy and said, “Keep playing, master, and I will take you anywhere, even to the ends of the world.” “No need to go that far,” Arion gasped.

    Editions for Arion and the Dolphin: (Hardcover published in ), (), (Paperback published in ), (Hardco Author: Vikram Seth, Jane Ray. Arion and the Dolphin by Seth, Vikram An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. item 2 Arion And The Dolphin by Seth, Vikram Paperback Book The Fast Free Shipping - Arion And The Dolphin by Seth, Vikram Paperback Book The Fast Free Shipping. $

    The Corinthians then sailed on to Corinth. As for Arion, a dolphin, they say, took him upon his back and carried him to Taenarum, where he went ashore, and thence proceeded to Corinth in his musician's dress, and told all that had happened to him. Arion and the dolphin sing a rapturous duet. Periander arrives to greet Arion, but is immediately suspicious of his astonishing story. He imprisons Arion, and allows the fisherfolk to turn the dolphin into a circus act. (8) A messenger brings the news of the dolphin's death to File Size: 52KB.


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Arion & the dolphin by Vikram Seth Download PDF EPUB FB2

Our Earth and its creatures offer us mercy, love, and even liberation from our most vain selves, if we will but listen. This theme from Arion and the Dolphin as retold by Vikram Seth from an ancient Greek legend, is brilliantly expressed by the tender, dramatic harmonies of /5. This unusual picture-book retelling of a Greek legend, about a young musician who swims with a dolphin, combines verse and prose, taking its life from Seth's (A Suitable Boy) libretto for an opera also called Arion and the Dolphin/5(2).

"Based on the libretto written by Vikram Seth for the opera Arion and the dolphin, composed by Alec Roth"--Title page verso. "Originally published in Great Britain by Orion Children's Books, London"--Title page verso.

Description: 1 volume (unpaged): illustrations color ; 28 cm: Responsibility: by Vikram Seth ; illustrated by Jane Ray. "Based on the libretto written by Vikram Seth for the opera Arion and the Dolphin, composed by Alec Roth"--Opp.

title page. Originally published: London: Orion Children's Books, Description: 1 volumes unnumbered ; 27 cm: Responsibility: by Vikram Seth ; illustrated by Jane n: Arion and the Dolphin, an opera in nine scenes, is an enchanting libretto by Vikram Seth, set to music composed by Alec Roth.

It tells the tale of Arion, a young musician at the court of Periander in Corinth. Thrown overboard on his return from a musical contest in Sicily, Arion is saved and befrien.

Arion and the Dolphin is an opera in nine scenes for professionals and community performers. The libretto is by Vikram Seth and the music is composed by Alec Roth. Recounted with Seth's inimitable charm, it is the story of Arion, a young musician at the court of Periander in Corinth.

But Arion did not drown as they had expected, because he was saved by a dolphin. The dolphin picked him up on his back, and swam until he was near enough to dry land for his human passenger to scramble ashore, at Cape Taenarum, on the bottom of the Peloponnese, where there was a temple to the sea god, Poseidon, and also the Cave of Hades, which.

arion and the dolphin by myth man Arion of Methymna in Lesbos was a celebrated lyric poet and player on the cithara, and the inventor of dithyrambic poetry. He was the first to compose and name the dithyramb (originally a choral song to Dionysus, god of wine) which he.

To Arion's astonishment, he suddenly he felt a swell beneath him, and he was lifted upon the back of a dolphin. A school of dolphins had gathered round to hear Arion's song, and when he leaped into the water, they swam to him.

The largest dolphin swam beneath him, pushing him upon her back, while the others swam beside and behind : Amy Friedman And Meredith Johnson.

Parentage. Arion's siring by Poseidon in stallion form varies by author: according to the Pseudo-Apollodorus, the horse was foaled by Demeter while she was "in the likeness of a Fury"; Pausanias reported that, according to Antimachus, the horse was the foal of Gaia, the Earth, ing to Quintus Smyrnaeus, Arion was begotten by loud-piping Zephyrus on a harpy (probably Podarge).

JONATHAN DOVE. Arion and the Dolphin Cantata for Solo Countertenor, Children’s Chorus, Adult Mixed Chorus, Two Pianos and Percussion. Libretto by Alasdair Middleton. This retelling of the ancient Greek tale of Arion the musician and his dolphin friend receives fractured, confusing treatment.

Arion, court warbler of the tyrant Periander, is allowed leave Corinth to attend a music festival in Sicily. After winning gold, he sails home, but meets with treachery and jumps overboard. Arion is saved by a dolphin, and helped back to his home port.

A picture book based on the legend of Arion, the young musician whose friendship with the dolphin that saves his life is ended when the dolphin is captured and dies. Jane Ray's luscious, evocative paintings harmonize with the text, a wonderful mixture of verse and prose adapted from Vikram Seth's libretto for an opera commissioned by the 3/5(1).

The Myth of Arion and the Dolphin My retelling; b ased mostly on accounts by Ovid and Herodotus, with a few original additions. There was a youth in ancient Corinth who played the lyre with such skill that many said he was taught by the legendary musician Orpheus, for he.

Arion (mosaic from Ostia) One of Herodotus' most famous short stories is about the musician Arion, who is believed to have been active in the last quarter of the seventh century BCE and lived at the court of Periander, who was tyrant of Corinth from to Herodotus' statement that Arion was the inventor of the dithyramb (a hymn with a narrative in it, dedicated to the god Dionysus) is.

Arion and the Dolphins Vikram Seth, Author, Jane Ray This unusual picture-book retelling of a Greek legend, about a young musician who swims with a dolphin, combines verse and prose, taking.

The Story of Arion, the boy musician who rides on a dolphin's back, is told here in a wonderful mixture of prose and verse by Vikram Seth, author of the best-selling novel A Suitable Boy. Adventurous, comic, joyful, and sad, at once, this legend from ancient Greece has a Pages: This is the tale told by the people of Corinth and Lesbos and there is a small bronze monument to Arion in Taenarum of a man riding on a dolphin.

The “bronze statue of Arion the lyre-player” was seen at Taenarum by Pausanias (). Arion and the Dolphin is a legend from ancient Greece about a boy named Arion who is a very talented musician that is known to move the earth with his tunes.

Arion tells his master Periander that he wants to travel to Sicily where he will win a music competition. He convinces his master to let him go by telling him if he wins it will spread his 4/5(1).

Arion (; Greek: Ἀρίων) was a kitharode in ancient Greece, a Dionysiac poet credited with inventing the dithyramb: "As a literary composition for chorus dithyramb was the creation of Arion of Corinth," [1] The islanders of Lesbos claimed him as their native son, but Arion found a patron in Periander, tyrant of gh notable for his musical inventions, Arion is chiefly.

In the first book of the Histories, Herodotus of Halicarnassus tells that Arion used to live at the court of Periander, who ruled as tyrant of Corinth from to note.] At some point in his career, the singer visited Sicily and Tarentum, which is certainly possible.

Dolphin. Arion and the Dolphin is an opera in nine scenes for professionals and community performers. The libretto is by Vikram Seth and the music is composed by Alec Roth.

Recounted with Seth's inimitable charm, it is the story of Arion, a young musician at the court of Periander in : Vikram Seth.But a wise old dolphin, who had come up to listen to the music, saw Arion leap from the stern of the ship, and caught the musician on his back.

The story of Arion is featured in the book entitled Favorite Greek Myths by Lilian Stoughton Hyde, published in by D. C. Heath and Company. Arion - A Myth with a Moral Many of the ancient Myth.