abstract. In Elektra Hofmannsthal created a drama more of its time than he cared to admit, but he concealed this specificity in the ‘eternal’ materials of myth. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. HOFMANNSTHAL’S ELEKTRA. Herman K. Doswald. Huco voN HOFMANNSTIIAL was one of the early writers in the 20th. Century to question the power of.

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Elektra is the second of Strauss’s two highly modernist operas the other being Salome[6] [ full citation needed ] characterized by cacophonous sections and atonal leitmotifs. This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. Also, I had to wait 2 weeks for my copy of the text to arrive.

Elektra tells her mother her nightmares must continue until the axe falls and extinguishes her life. Royal Swedish Opera production in Chrysothemis fights off her sister and flees. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Chrysothemis goes into the Palace to be with her brother. The words are not sung. Return to Book Page. Josephslegende Schlagobers Verklungene Feste A Study by Paul Bekker”. Matteo Marini rated it liked it Jun 24, It wasn’t until that they could actually start work together on Elektra, by which hof,annsthal, Strauss, to Hofmannsthal’s alarm, began dithering.

Elektra comes back for her daily ritual in memory of her father, who upon his return from Troy was killed while bathing by Klytaemnestra and Aegisth and dragged out into the courtyard.


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Daniel rated it liked it Feb 05, Elektra by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Various aspects from the myth are minimized as background to Elektra’s character and her obsession. Because this work is hofmznnsthal important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world’s literature. Elektra is one of the most frequently performed operas based on classical Greek mythology.

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While based on ancient Greek mythology, the opera is highly modernist and expressionist. To support the overwhelming emotional content of the opera, Strauss uses an immense orchestrawith the following instrumentation:. Julia rated it it was amazing May 16, Only then the dreams will stop. Hofmannsthal and Strauss’s adaptation of the story focuses tightly on Elektrathoroughly developing her character by single-mindedly expressing her emotions and psychology as she meets with other characters, mostly one at a time.

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He wanted a libretto on a different subject, he told Hofmannsthal, who quietly held firm. Valentina rated it liked it Aug 09, Compared to Sophocles ‘s Electrathe opera presents raw, brutal, violent, and bloodthirsty horror. Anita Dollmanits rated it really liked it Sep 25, Nowadays, it is impossible to think of Hofmannsthal’s text without Strauss’s music, though the play proved influential in its own right, opening the way for later dramatists to reinvent classical myth as psychodrama.

In some respects this is erroneous, since the only psychoanalytic work Hofmannsthal knew at the time was Studies on Hysteria, co-written by Freud and Joseph Breuer and published in Chrysothemis does not wish to go on living a half-death in her own house: This was made worse by the introduction of the ‘s film production which was odd and disturbing.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The bitonal or extended Elektra chord is a well known dissonance from the opera while harmonic parallelism is also a prominent modernist technique. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberhfomannsthal Jovany Agathe rated it did not like it Dec 06, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The reception of Elektra in German-speaking countries was mostly divided amongst traditionalist and modernist lines.

Opera by Richard Strauss. At last Elektra hoofmannsthal to dance. Strauss, meanwhile, saw Elektra during its opening run in the winter of and promptly contacted Hofmannsthal with a view to turning it into an opera.

Elektra complex

Boring, too short and lacking any semblance of characterisation. Elektra has managed to send her brother away while remaining behind to keep her father’s memory alive, elektrx all the while, suffering the scorn of her mother and the entire court. Nov 07, Eteaqueen rated it did not like it Shelves: Each age reinvents classical mythology in its own image.