Art: Music of Motion

Orpheus, son of Apollo, played his lyre so well that birds and beasts were stilled and oak trees moved from their places to listen. Even Cerberus, the three-headed guardian of Hades, was lulled to sleep when the musician tried to bring Eurydice back from the dead. Jealous Thracian maidens killed Orpheus who was buried in Libethra where the nightingales are supposed to sing more sweetly than in any other part of Greece. He is remembered as the God of Music.

Ten years ago Sculptor Carl Milles, recalling this familiar legend, won a competition with...

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