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Dear collective wisdom,
Some of you may know Jankélévitch's "Music and the Ineffable" (1961). In one passage, he talks about various rhythms as connoting spinning, rotating, twirling, or swirling. Examples might include the beginning of Smetana's Die Moldau, Schubert's Gretchen am Spinnrade,
Saint-Saëns' Omphale's Spinning Wheel, and Dvořák's The Golden Spinning Wheel.
We're looking for more musical examples. Suggestions welcome.
David Huron & Niels Chr. Hansen