David Burrus At The LA Improv - June 19th, 2009

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  • The Political Lyre

    Many have been the partisan leaders who have sought to bolster a flagging popularity through public music making. Tacitus relates how Nero took to the position on one memorable occasion with his lyre and sweet voice. Insulating himself from failure, Nero packed the audience with soldiers and sycophants, patricians along with the “lowest proletariat,” some of whom had just engaged in various forms of staged debauchery as a public prelude to the lyrical spectacle to follow. Tacitus‘ description of Nero’s musical apotheosis is bitterly laconic: “Last of all, the emperor himself came on the division, tuning his lyre with elaborate care and trying his voice with his attendants.”  While the music was greeted with “a crashing of applause,” the Prefect Burrus, Nero’s one-time tutor and later advisor “cried as he clapped.” Like so many since, Burrus must have felt the excitable riptide so often set in motion when the the mighty perform in public, for then the thoughtful listener is subjected to powerful splenetic currents of admiration and dismay, envy and repulsion, scorn and sympathy. By many accounts a well-trained and accomplished musician, Nero’s musical pandering appalled those who claimed a nobler purpose for both politics and music.

    David Burrus - Bookshelf


    Victims
    348 pages
    Victims


    The United States of America on behalf of David N. Burrus, on his own behalf and as trustee for the estate of Samuel M. Kennard, deceased, and others v. the United Mexican States, Memorial of the United States ...
    158 pages
    The United States of America on behalf of David N. Burrus, on his own behalf and as trustee for the estate of Samuel M. Kennard, deceased, and others v. the United Mexican States, Memorial of the United States ...


    Transactions Transactions

    David R. Burrus. William F. Carter. Dr. Peter Van Buren, Entrust. MEMBERS. Dr . Charles D. Townsend. Peter Wendell. Jonathan Eights. William Bay. T. Romeyn Beck. Joel A. Wing. Peter Van OLinda. Barent P. Staats. Alden Walk. John W.