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Das Silmarillion ist eine Sammlung unvollendeter Werke J. R. R. Tolkiens, die auf seinen Wunsch posthum von seinem Sohn Christopher in überarbeiteter und vervollständigter Form veröffentlicht wurde. Das Silmarillion (Von den Silmaril, Originaltitel: englisch The Silmarillion) ist eine Sammlung unvollendeter Werke J. R. R. Tolkiens, die auf seinen Wunsch. Das Silmarillion: cecn.eu: Tolkien, Christopher, Tolkien, J.R.R., Krege, Wolfgang: Bücher. 50 Er begann in den Jahren /17 mit der Niederschrift der Verschollenen Geschichten; das Silmarillion nun stellt eine grundlegende Umgestaltung der. Das Silmarillion: cecn.eu: Tolkien, Christopher, Tolkien, J.R.R., Nasmith, Ted, Krege, Wolfgang: Bücher. Thalia: Infos zu Autor, Inhalt und Bewertungen ❤ Jetzt»Das Silmarillion«nach Hause oder Ihre Filiale vor Ort bestellen! Das Silmarillion ist eine Sammlung unvollendeter Werke J. R. R. Tolkiens, die auf seinen Wunsch.
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I suoi inizi possono essere fatti risalire al , quando Tolkien era un ufficiale britannico combattente in Francia , nelle trincee della Somme , durante la prima guerra mondiale.
Anche per contrasto con questa esperienza dolorosa, il suo mondo immaginario, precedentemente solo abbozzato in pochi versi poetici e nomi di fantasia, prese una forma precisa dando luogo al primo nucleo dei Racconti perduti , che sarebbero poi confluiti nell'ideazione di una grande opera sulla storia di Arda e dei suoi abitanti: Il Silmarillion.
Nel , dopo il successo di Lo Hobbit , lo propose al proprio editore per la pubblicazione. La risposta fu una netta stroncatura, seppure motivata: Il Silmarillion era considerato dall'editore un semplice "contenitore" di materiale fantastico da cui attingere per scrivere altri libri simili a Lo Hobbit , inoltre impubblicabile per uno stile troppo distante da quest'ultimo.
Tolkien fu molto addolorato dal rifiuto, seppur consapevole che Il Silmarillion era lontano dalle aspettative dei suoi lettori.
Accanto alle altre opere, periodicamente rivedeva e integrava Il Silmarillion. Solo quattro anni dopo la morte dell'autore, nel , Il Silmarillion fu pubblicato grazie al figlio Christopher.
Egli aveva lavorato al testo raccogliendo molte bozze del padre, revisionandole ed unendole per farne un'opera ben amalgamata ed unitaria.
Dopo alcuni anni dalla pubblicazione del Silmarillion uscirono le Histories of Middle-earth , 12 volumi in cui era raccolta la maggior parte degli scritti dell'autore.
Tolkien, grande saggista e studioso medievista , trasse ispirazione dai grandi autori del passato quali Omero e Macpherson , da miti e saghe nordiche, oltre che dalla Bibbia.
L'opera si mantiene per tutto lo sviluppo della narrazione su un tenore tecnico, linguistico e strutturale che risulta assolutamente superiore rispetto ai due romanzi successivi e che in certi passaggi risulta quasi aulico e di difficile lettura e comprensione.
Il tono epico si rispecchia anche nei valori, nelle gesta, nei sentimenti e nelle descrizioni: un contesto di luci intensissime che si contrappongono a tenebre inenarrabili, facendo da sfondo alle gesta epiche, ma senza speranza, di eroi che vivono intensamente il proprio destino, allo stesso tempo distanti e tormentati interiormente.
Arda a quei tempi era buia e con solo le stelle a dare un po' di luce. Inoltre tutti gli Ainur percorsero il mondo e lo abbellirono con fiori, alberi, frutti.
Gli Ainur utilizzarono tutte le loro energie per salvare il mondo, rendendosi deboli agli attacchi di Melkor. Nel secondo capitolo vengono annoverati i Valar , i Maiar e i nemici che durante il libro verranno strenuamente combattuti dalle forze del bene.
Di rilievo tra i Maiar sono gli Istari , di cui vengono raccontate le vicende soprattutto nel Signore degli Anelli e nei Racconti Incompiuti.
Nel terzo capitolo dell'opera vengono narrate le storie maggiormente importanti di tutta la Prima Era della Terra di Mezzo.
Gli altri racconti, tra i quali spicca quello del viaggio di Eärendil , si snodano fino alla guerra d'Ira e alla definitiva sconfitta di Morgoth , alla fine catturato dai Valar e confinato nel vuoto esterno ad Arda , fuori dallo spazio e dal tempo.
Al momento della pubblicazione, le recensioni del Silmarillion furono generalmente negative. Altre critiche compresero la lingua arcaica difficile a leggersi    e i nomi molto difficili, anche da ricordare  .
Nonostante le critiche iniziali, alcuni recensori elogiarono l'opera tolkieniana. Robert M. Altri progetti.
Da Wikipedia, l'enciclopedia libera. Il Silmarillion Titolo originale The Silmarillion. All tracks are instrumental apart from "Alice", with vocals by Doug Irvine.
Both were recorded at The Enid 's studio in Hertfordshire. They released their first single, " Market Square Heroes ", in , with the epic song "Grendel" on the B-side of the 12" version.
Following the single, the band released their first full-length album in The music on their debut album, Script for a Jester's Tear , was born out of the intensive performances of the previous years.
Although it had some progressive rock stylings, it also had a darker edge. Following the UK tour to promote Script for a Jester's Tear , Mick Pointer was dismissed due to Fish's dissatisfaction with what he later described as the drummer's "awful" timing and failure to develop as a musician with the rest of the band.
In November , Marillion then released their first live album, Real to Reel , featuring songs from Fugazi and Script for a Jester's Tear , as well as "Cinderella Search" B-side to 'Assassing' and the debut single "Market Square Heroes", which had not been available on album until that point.
The album entered the UK album charts at No. Their third and commercially most successful studio album was Misplaced Childhood , which had a more mainstream sound.
The lead single from the album, " Kayleigh ", received major promotion by EMI and gained heavy rotation on BBC Radio 1 and Independent Local Radio stations as well as television appearances, bringing the band to the attention of a much wider audience.
Following the exposure given to "Kayleigh" and its subsequent chart success, the album became their only number one in the UK, knocking Bryan Ferry 's Boys and Girls off the top spot and holding off a challenge from Sting , whose first solo album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles , entered the chart in the same week.
The album came sixth in Kerrang! In the summer of , the band played to their biggest ever audience as special guests to Queen at a festival in Germany attended by a crowd of over , people.
The fourth studio album, Clutching at Straws , shed some of its predecessor's pop stylings and retreated into a darker exploration of excess, alcoholism, and life on the road, representing the strains of constant touring that would result in the departure of Fish to pursue a solo career.
It did continue the group's commercial success, however; lead single " Incommunicado " charted at No. Fish has also stated in interviews since that he believes this was the best album he made with the band.
It was also included in Q magazine's "50 Best Recordings of the Year". He was making a fantastic amount of money while we were working our asses off.
Then I found a bit of paper proposing an American tour. That was when I knew that, if I stayed with the band, I'd probably end up a raging alcoholic and be found overdosed and dying in a big house in Oxford with Irish wolfhounds at the bottom of my bed.
Fish gave the band a choice to continue with either him or the manager. They sided with the manager and Fish left for a solo career.
Fish would later disclose in the liner notes to the 2-CD reissue of Clutching at Straws that he and his former bandmates had met up and discussed the demise of the band and renewed their friendship, and had come to the consensus that an excessive touring schedule and too much pressure from the band's management led to the rift.
Although reportedly now on good personal terms, both camps had always made it very clear that the oft-speculated-upon reunion would never happen. However, when Fish headlined the 'Hobble on the Cobbles' free concert in Aylesbury's Market Square on 26 August , the attraction of playing their debut single in its spiritual home proved strong enough to overcome any lingering bad feeling between the former band members, and Kelly, Mosley, Rothery, and Trewavas replaced Fish's backing band for an emotional encore of "Market Square Heroes".
In a press interview following the event, Fish denied this would lead to a full reunion, saying that: " Hogarth does a great job with the band.
We forged different paths over the 19 years. After the split, the band found Steve Hogarth, the former keyboardist and sometime vocalist of The Europeans.
Hogarth stepped into a difficult situation, as the group had already recorded some demos of the next studio album, which eventually would have become Seasons End.
Hogarth was a significant contrast to Fish, coming from a new wave musical background instead of progressive rock.
He had also never owned a Marillion album before joining the band. After Fish left the group taking his lyrics with him , Hogarth set to work crafting new lyrics to existing songs with lyricist and author John Helmer.
The demo sessions of the songs from Seasons End with Fish vocals and lyrics can be found on the bonus disc of the remastered version of Clutching at Straws , while the lyrics found their way into various Fish solo albums such as his first solo album, Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors , some snippets on his second, Internal Exile and even a line or two found its way to his third album, Suits.
Hogarth's second album with the band, Holidays in Eden , was the first he wrote in partnership with them and includes the song "Dry Land", which Hogarth had written and recorded in his earlier duo, How We Live.
As quoted from Steve Hogarth, " Holidays in Eden was to become Marillion's "pop"est album ever, and was greeted with delight by many, and dismay by some of the hardcore fans".
Holidays in Eden was followed by Brave , a dark and richly complex concept album that took the band 18 months to release.
The album also marked the start of the band's longtime relationship with producer Dave Meegan. An independent film based on the album, which featured the band, was also released.
Once again, it received little promotion, no mainstream radio airplay and its sales were disappointing for the band. Despite this, it was one of their most critically acclaimed albums and was included in Q ' s 50 Best Albums of The song inspired an effort to recover both Campbell's body and the "Bluebird K7," the boat which Campbell crashed in, from the water.
What followed was a string of albums and events that saw Marillion struggling to find their place in the music business.
This Strange Engine was released in with little promotion from their new label Castle Records , and the band could not afford to make tour stops in the United States.
The band's tenth album Radiation saw them taking a different approach and was received by fans with mixed reactions. The band were still unhappy with their record label situation.
The band decided that they would try a radical experiment by asking their fans if they would help fund the recording of the next album by pre-ordering it before recording even started.
The result was over 12, pre-orders which raised enough money to record and release Anoraknophobia in This allowed Marillion to retain all the rights to their music while enjoying commercial distribution.
By this time the band had also parted company with their long-time manager, saving 20 per cent of the band's income. The success of Anoraknophobia allowed the band to start recording their next album, but they decided to leverage their fanbase once again to help raise money towards marketing and promotion of a new album.
The band put up the album for pre-order in mid-production. This time fans responded by pre-ordering 18, copies. Marbles was released in with a 2-CD version that is only available at Marillion's website — a 'thank-you' gesture to the over 18, fans who pre-ordered it, and as even a further thanks to the fans, their names were credited in the sleeve notes this 'thank you' to the fans also occurred with the previous album, Anoraknophobia.
Marbles also became the band's most critically acclaimed album since Afraid of Sunlight , prompting many positive reviews in the press.
Aware that it was unlikely to gain much mainstream radio airplay, the band released the single in three separate formats and encouraged fans to buy a copy of each to get the single into the UK Top Ten.
The single reached No. The second single from the album, "Don't Hurt Yourself", reached No. Following this, they released a download-only single, "The Damage live ", recorded at the band's sell-out gig at the London Astoria.
All of this succeeded in putting the band back in the public consciousness, making the campaign a success. Marillion continued to tour throughout playing several summer festivals and embarking on acoustic tours of both Europe and the United States, followed up by the "Not Quite Christmas Tour" of Europe throughout the end of A new DVD, Colours and Sound , was released in Feb , documenting the creation, promotion, release, and subsequent European tour in support of the album Marbles.
The success of the album was further underscored by that of the download-only single "See it Like a Baby", making UK No. In July the band posted a contest for fans to create a music video for the soon-to-be released single "Whatever is Wrong with You", and post it on YouTube.
Happiness Is the Road , released in October , again featured a pre-order "deluxe edition" with a list of the fans who bought in advance, and a more straightforward regular release.
It is another double album, with one disc based on a concept and the second containing the other songs that aren't a part of the theme.
Before the album's release, on 9 September , Marillion pre-released their album via p2p networks themselves. Upon attempting to play the downloaded files, users were shown a video from the band explaining why they had taken this route.
Downloaders were then able to opt to purchase the album at a user-defined price or select to receive DRM-free files for free, in exchange for an email address.
The band explained that although they do not support piracy, they realised their music would inevitably be distributed online anyway, and wanted to attempt to engage with p2p users and make the best of the situation.
The band's sixteenth studio album released 2 October was an acoustic album featuring new arrangements of previously released tracks except one, the new track: "It's Not Your Fault" entitled Less Is More.
Two versions of the album were released: A 2-disc 'deluxe' version that included a DVD with 'making-of' features and sound-check recordings and a single CD jewel case version.
The 'deluxe' version also included a page book that incorporated lyrics, artwork and, as was the case with Anoraknophobia , Marbles and Happiness is the Road , the names of people who pre-ordered the album.
As with several of their previous releases, the recording of the album was to be funded by fan pre-orders, this time through direct-to-fan website PledgeMusic.
The album was released on 23 September   debuting at number 4 in the official UK charts of 30 September , their highest placing since Clutching at Straws nearly three decades earlier.
The bulk of the funds for the memorial were raised at a gig held at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury on the evening of the unveiling which Marillion headlined, alongside Howard Jones, John Otway and the Dung Beatles, all of whom have close association to Aylesbury and in particular, the Friars.
Marillion's music has changed stylistically throughout their career. The band themselves stated that each new album tends to represent a reaction to the preceding one, and for this reason their output is difficult to 'pigeonhole'.
Although the band has featured two very distinct and different vocalists, the core instrumental line-up  of Steve Rothery lead guitar, and the sole 'pre- Fish ' original member , Pete Trewavas bass , Mark Kelly keyboards and Ian Mosley drums has been unchanged since Their s sound with Fish on vocals was guitar and keyboard-led neo-progressive rock.
They have been described at their outset as "a bridge between punk and classic progressive rock ". I just thought he Fish wrote good lyrics, and they wrote good music, and it fit together effortlessly.
They were often compared unfavourably by critics during the Fish era with the Peter Gabriel era of Genesis ,  although the band had many other influences.
During the Steve Hogarth era, their sound has been compared, on various albums, to more contemporary acts such as U2 ,  Radiohead ,   Coldplay ,  Muse ,  Talk Talk ,  Elbow ,  and Massive Attack.
The chief music critic of The Guardian , Alexis Petridis , has described Marillion as "perennially unfashionable prog-rockers".
I always say I had to make a choice between the most hip band in the world, and the least. A lot of what's spread about this band is laughable.
Much of the band's enduring and unfashionable reputation stems from their emergence in the early s as the most commercially successful band of the neo-progressive rock movement, an unexpected revival of the progressive rock musical style that had fallen out of critical favour in the mids.
Some early critics were quick to dismiss the band as clones of Peter Gabriel -era Genesis due to musical similarities, such as their extended songs, a prominent and Mellotron -influenced keyboard sound, vivid and fantastical lyrics and the equally vivid and fantastical artwork by Mark Wilkinson used for the sleeves of their albums and singles.
Lead singer Fish was also often compared with Gabriel due to his early vocal style and theatrical stage performances, which in the early years included wearing face paint.
As Jonh Wilde summarised in Melody Maker in At the end of a strange year for pop music, Marillion appeared in November with " Market Square Heroes ".
There were many strange things about , but Marillion were the strangest of them all. For six years, they stood out of time. Marillion were the unhippest group going.
As punk was becoming a distant echo, they appeared with a sound and an attitude that gazed back longingly to the age of Seventies pomp.
The Eighties have seen some odd phenomena. But none quite as odd as Marillion. Along the way, as if by glorious fluke, they turned out some singles that everybody quietly liked — " Garden Party ", " Punch and Judy " and " Incommunicado ".
By this time, Marillion did not need the support of the hip-conscious. They were massive. Perhaps the oddest thing about Marillion was that they became one of the biggest groups of the decade.
They might have been an anomaly but they were monstrously effective. The band's unfashionable reputation and image has often been mentioned in the media, even in otherwise positive reviews.
In Q in , David Hepworth wrote: "Marillion may represent the inelegant, unglamorous, public bar end of the current Rock Renaissance but they are no less part of it for that.
Clutching at Straws suggests that they may be finally coming in from the cold. What are Radiohead if not a progressive band? In , Stephen Dalton of The Times stated:.
The band have just released their 14th album, Somewhere Else , which is really rather good. Containing tracks that shimmer like Coldplay , ache like Radiohead and thunder like Muse , it is better than 80 per cent of this month's releases.
But you are unlikely to hear Marillion on British radio, read about them in the music press or see them play a major festival. This is largely because Marillion have — how can we put this kindly?
Their music is still perceived as bloated, bombastic mullet-haired prog-rock, even by people who have never heard it. In fairness, they did once release an album called Script for a Jester's Tear.
But, come on, we all had bad hair days in the s. Despite publishing a very good review for their album Afraid of Sunlight and including it in their 50 Best Albums of , Q refused to interview the band or write a feature on them.
Steve Hogarth later said: "How can they say, this is an amazing record It's hard to take when they say, here's a very average record He described them as "once dodgy and now completely rubbish" and he characterised their fans as "slightly simple folks".
He also dismissed the band's efforts to continue their career without a label by dealing directly with their fans on the Internet, writing: "One suspects that their decision occurred round about the time that the record industry decided to shun Marillion.
Rachel Cooke , a writer for The Observer and New Statesman , has repeatedly referred negatively to the band and insulted their fans in her articles.
In an interview in , Hogarth expressed regret about the band retaining their name after he joined:. If we had known when I joined Marillion what we know now, we'd have changed the name and been a new band.
It was a mistake to keep the name, because what it represented in the mid-Eighties is a millstone we now carry.
If we'd changed it, I think we would have been better off. We would have been judged for our music.