How the Mythological Tale of Orpheus and Eurydice Has Been Reinterpreted Through Music

YouTuber Polyphonic, who creates incredibly informative video essays about music took a historical look at the classic mythological tale of lovers Orpheus and Eurydice, noting how that very same story has been interpreted very differently by artists throughout the ages.

It’s easy to see why contemporary musicians have latched on to this myth. The tragedy is beautiful and every musician sees a part of Orpheus within themselves.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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