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gibbet

a wooden structure resembling a gallows, from which the bodies of executed criminals were formerly hanged to public view.
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The laughing, watery Ondine was beautifully colored while Le Gibet showed an acute rhythmic control that made the left hand bell-notes all the more stark and creepy.
The swinging corpse and tolling bell in Le gibet almost palpable and in the fiendish - and fiendishly difficult - Scarbo, conjured up a suitably sinister goblin.
Each of its multitude of notes was treated as important, with Ondine beautifully liquid, Le Gibet desolate, and Scarbo spine-tingling in its variety and o coherence.