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Offline Maciek

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Re: Music inspired by Greek Mythology
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2011, 02:39:54 PM »
Well, to be technical a Faune is from Roman Mythology.  If it were Prélude à l'après-midi d'un satyr...

You're right, of course. :-[

But then, to be technical, the poem does start "Ces nymphes, je les veux perpétuer" (my italics). (Then again, the Romans did adapt nymphs too.) Perhaps I'm being influenced by Szymanowski's Myths, but I wonder if Mallarmé didn't have Pan in mind.

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Re: Music inspired by Greek Mythology
« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2011, 03:34:47 PM »
Well, most figures in Greek Mythology have a counterpart in Roman.  I grant that the "prelude" can be considered to be inspired by Greek Mythology as long as "by" is taken vaguely enough.  (That's almost a Clintonesq distinction.)