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concerto
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
music written for orchestra and one (or more) solo instruments
  • She let a moment pass, before she said slowly and very carefully, "Richard Halley wrote only four concertos."
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (51% in)
  • It's the Halley Concerto," he answered, smiling.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (50% in)
  • It was a few moments before she realized that she was whistling a piece of music-and that it was the theme of Halley's Fifth Concerto.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (68% in)
  • When the voice of Mr. Ayers, courteously eager, inquired of what service he could be to her, she asked, "Can you tell me whether Richard Halley has written a new piano concerto, the Fifth?"
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (93% in)
  • A fifth concerto, Miss Taggart?
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (93% in)
  • It was his Fourth Concerto, the last work he had written.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (13% in)
  • The Concerto was a great cry of rebellion.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (13% in)
  • Dagny listened to the Fourth Concerto, her head thrown back, her eyes closed.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (20% in)
  • It was Halley's new Concerto, recently written, the Fourth.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (67% in)
  • Do you happen to know whether he has written a Fifth Concerto?
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (88% in)
  • You know that there are only four Halley Concertos.
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (88% in)
  • What made you think that there was a Fifth Concerto?
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (89% in)
  • "Draw your own conclusions...... Dagny"-his face was serious-"why did you think of Halley writing a Fifth Concerto?
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (90% in)
  • Why specifically a concerto?
    1.5 Part 1 Chapter 5 — The Climax of the D'Anconias (90% in)
  • The great burst of sound was the opening chords of Halley's Fourth Concerto.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (81% in)
  • It was Halley's Concerto swung into a popular tune.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (81% in)
  • She was hearing sounds now, even the music; it was Halley's mangled Concerto, somewhere far away.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (85% in)
  • She heard the rising, accelerating sound of the wheels-and some theme of music, heard to the rhythm of wheels, kept tugging at her mind, growing louder-it burst suddenly within the cab, but she knew that it was only in her mind; the Fifth Concerto by Richard Halley-she thought: did he write it for this? had he known a feeling such as this? they were going faster, they had left the ground, she thought, flung off by the mountains as by a springboard, they were now sailing through...
    1.8 Part 1 Chapter 8 — The John Galt Line (84% in)
  • It was the Fifth Concerto by Richard Halley, wasn't it?
    2.8 Part 2 Chapter 8 — By Our Love (29% in)
  • She heard a piece of music beating in her mind, one she seldom liked to recall: not Halley's Fifth Concerto, but his Fourth, the cry of a tortured struggle, with the chords of its theme breaking through, like a distant vision to be reached.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (89% in)
  • In the moment when she knew what experience had once made her want to surrender to the immediate present-it had been the night in a dusty coach of the Comet, when she had heard the. theme of Halley's Fifth Concerto for the first time-she knew that she was hearing it now, hearing it rise from the keyboard of a piano, in the clear, sharp chords of someone's powerful, confident touch.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (8% in)
  • She snapped the question at his face, as if hoping to catch him unprepared: "That's the Fifth Concerto by Richard Halley, isn't it?"
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (8% in)
  • The boy caught her puzzled glance, grinned and, as if to help her, whistled softly, almost inaudibly the first notes of Halley's Fifth Concerto.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (36% in)
  • It was the Fifth Concerto by Richard Halley, wasn't it?
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (36% in)
  • "The Fifth Concerto?" said Richard Halley, in answer to her question.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (69% in)
  • We call it the Concerto of Deliverance.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (69% in)
  • Yes, I know about that...... Yes, since you knew my work, you would know, when you heard it, that this Concerto said everything I had been struggling to say and reach.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (69% in)
  • But the concerto I dedicated to him is called the Concerto of Deliverance.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (84% in)
  • But the concerto I dedicated to him is called the Concerto of Deliverance.
    3.1 Part 3 Chapter 1 — Atlantis (84% in)
  • THE CONCERTO OF DELIVERANCE On October 20, the steel workers' union of Rearden Steel demanded a raise in wages.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (0% in)
  • When he kissed her, she knew that their arms, holding each other, were holding their greatest triumph, that this was the reality untouched by pain or fear, the reality of Halley's Fifth Concerto, this was the reward they had wanted, fought for and won.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (44% in)
  • The music of Richard Halley's Fifth Concerto streamed from his keyboard, past the glass of the window, and spread through the air, over the lights of the valley.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (91% in)
  • They could not hear the music of Halley's Fifth Concerto now flowing somewhere high above the roof, but Francisco's laughter matched its sounds.
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (97% in)

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