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metamorphose

(mĕt′ə-môr′fōz′, -fōs′)
v. metamor·phosed, metamor·phosing, metamor·phoses
v.tr.
1. To change into a wholly different form or appearance; transform: "His eyes turned bloodshot, and he was metamorphosed into a raging fiend" (Jack London).
2. To cause to undergo metamorphosis or metamorphism.
v.intr.
1. To be changed or transformed: "the man whom he would be if he could become, metamorphose into, the lover, the husband" (William Faulkner).
2. To undergo metamorphosis or metamorphism.
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10pm, Adagio from Berg's Chamber Symphony and Richard Strauss' Metamorphosen for string septet.
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For the rest, we heard Grieg's enchanting Holberg Suite, alternately crisp and tender, a well-balanced, shapely and flowing Elgar Serenade for Strings, and finally the heartbreaking Metamorphosen by Richard Strauss.
The Philharmonia's playing is lush, virtuosic and, in Respighi's more restrained scores like Church Windows and Metamorphosen, very refined.