"Orpheus (/ˈɔːrfiəs, ˈɔːrfjuːs/; Ancient Greek: Ὀρφεύς, classical pronunciation: /or.pʰeú̯s/) is a legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion. Some ancient Greek sources note Orpheus´ Thracian origins. The major stories about him are centered on his ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music (the usual scene in Orpheus mosaics), his attempt to retrieve his wife Eurydice from the underworld, and his death at the hands of those who could not hear his music. As an archetype of the inspired singer, Orpheus is one of the most significant figures in the reception of classical mythology in Western culture, portrayed or alluded to in countless forms of art and popular culture including poetry, film, opera, music, and painting." - ( 30.01.2020)

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OrfeoTod des Orpheus nach DürerOrpheusPlakette 1937Studie für die Musikhalle ChemnitzStudie für die Musikhalle Chemnitz
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[Relation to person or institution] Orpheus
Printing plate produced Manfred Pietsch (1936-2015)
Printing plate produced Harald Metzkes (1929-)
Printing plate produced Pál Veress (1929-1999)
[Relation to person or institution] Eurydice

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