Reprinted by permission of Soft Skull Press, an imprint of counterpoint.
He hopes it will stand as a counterpoint to the divisiveness of extremism.
But his many piercing performances provide a counterpoint to his embarrassing legal troubles.
In some respects, Yale presents a counterpoint, where secret societies are not a huge party scene and keep a low profile.
Mahler, we feel again, realizes all the craving that Bruckner breeds for a kernel of feeling in the shell of counterpoint.
To my Misfortune, I asked one of this sort, from whom he had learned the counterpoint?
The Dixit is quite in the style of a short mass, the different sections in counterpoint full of force and animation.
Meyerbeer, it is said, was also weak in counterpoint and fugue.
Other Capellmeisters did likewise; only, while their compositions were counterpoint, Bach's were masterworks.
counterpoint, fugue, and composition he studied under Dudley Buck.
early 15c., of stitching, from Old French cuilte contrepointe "quilt stitched through and through," altered from coute pointe, from Medieval Latin culcita puncta "quilted mattress," from Latin culcita "cushion" + puncta, fem. past participle of pungere "to prick, stab" (see pungent).
Of music, mid-15c., from Old French contrepoint, from Medieval Latin cantus contrapunctus, from contrapunctum, from Latin contra + puncta, with reference to the indication of musical notes by "pricking" with a pointed pen over or under the original melody on a manuscript.