The lyre of orpheus
    (2009)

    Fiction

    eAudiobook

    Provider: hoopla

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PUBLISHED
[United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2009
EDITION
Unabridged
DESCRIPTION
1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 43 min.)) : digital
ISBN/ISSN
9781441709868 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book) MWT10026131, 144170986X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book) 10026131
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

Read by Frederick Davidson

The Cornish Foundation, set up with money left by the late art expert, collector, and notable eccentric Francis Cornish, must choose a worthy undertaking upon which to expend a portion of its considerable funds. It is decided that the Foundation will fund the doctoral work of one Hulda Schnakenburg, a grumpy, difficult, and extraordinarily talented music student. Her task is to complete the score of an unfinished opera by the Romantic composer E.T.A. Hoffmann. Additionally, and against all common sense, the Foundation will undertake to stage the opera, entitled Arthur of Britain or The Magnanimous Cuckold. As the production takes shape, Hoffmann's restless spirit hovers rather too close for comfort, and his dictum ?The lyre of Orpheus opens the door of the underworld? proves prophetic for many a participant as their lives begin to resemble the opera's plot

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