This is how he concludes the passage quoted earlier: "But of course it [the art of Umm Kalthoum] only went beneath the surface of my conscious awareness until, in recent years, I returned to an interest in Arabic culture, where I rediscovered her, and was able to associate what she did musically with some features of Western classical music" (Musical Elaborations
This might have been because of the factual nature of the topic (history), which might not have produced many examples or elaboration
of ideas during the lecture.
That thesis, briefly stated, is that we thoroughly misunderstand ancient philosophy when we take it to be the elaboration
of intellectual "systems," because its essence is above all the choice, practice, and justification of a radically transforming way of life.
In his recent New York exhibition, the reigning king of the monumental offered elaborations
on his "Torqued Ellipses," the massive gyrelike shapes, alternately melancholy, soothing, and triumphal, that graced the Dia Center for the Arts in Chelsea in 1997.
While fascinating in their curves and accents, Yamauchi's stage elaborations
, like a far too personal calligraphy, ultimately remained unfathomable.
Unlike other proposals based on elaborations
of traditional urban blocks, Vandkunsten's plan suggested breaking up accommodation into thin strips running east-west, roughly at right angles to the harbour front.
However, like the pope's approach to modernity, new pastoral methods represent a conservative reappropriation of Vatican II and its further elaborations
There are no elaborations
on the original solo piano version other than an optional 8va for the flute in the final phrase of the third Gymnopedie, which is doubled by the piano an octave lower (the only melodic line given to the piano in this arrangement).
Equally precise in his historical elaborations
is David Potter, who, in a nuanced exposition of the political climate of contemporary France, illuminates the dark corners of Marlowe's The Massacre at Paris.
An oral tradition - descriptions and elaborations
on segments of Normal Love many had not seen, and including narratives of the shooting that some had witnessed - binding his audience in a mystique of hyperbole testifies to the resiliency of Smith's cinema.