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Hofmannsthal, Hugo von 1874-1929

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Elektra by Richard Strauss( )

213 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 5,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the courtyard of the palace of Agamemnon, murdered king of Mycenae, Elektra bemoans her father's murder at the hands of her mother, Klytämnestra, and her mother's lover, Aegisth. She vows vengeance. She is interrupted by her younger sister, Chrysothemis, who urges Elektra to give up her obsession with revenge so they both can lead normal lives. Chrysothemis reappears with news that Orest is dead. Stunned, Elektra tells her sister she must now help kill Klytämnestra and Aegisth. When the girl pulls away in terror and runs off, Elektra starts to dig for the buried ax that killed Agamemnon. She is interrupted by a stranger who says he has come to inform Klytämnestra of Orest's death. When Elektra reveals her name, he tells her Orest lives. Servants come and kiss his hand. The dogs of the house know me, he says, but not my own sister. Crying his name, Elektra falls into Orest's arms and tells him she has lived only for his return. Their reunion is cut short when Orest is summoned before Klytämnestra. He kills both the queen and her lover. Elektra begins an ecstatic dance and when Chryothemis returns, Elektra falls dead
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( )

289 editions published between 1940 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 4,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital restoration of recordings of 1953 production in Salzburg and the Trio to the end of Act III of the 1936 Premiere in Berlin, both conducted by Clemens Krauss
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( )

208 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 4,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Jessye Norman is Ariadne, the mythological heroine abandoned by her lover on the island of Naxos. In Strauss and Hofmannsthal's charming opera-within-an-opera, she is joined by Ruth Ann Swenson as Zerbinetta, the flirtatious leader of a commedia dell'arte troupe that--by order of an eccentric patron--unexpectedly finds itself in the middle of Ariadne's tragic story. Thomas Moser sings Bacchus, the young god who wins Ariadne, and Susanne Mentzer is the Composer of the fictional opera. Wagnerian bass-baritone Thomas Stewart makes a late-career cameo appearance as the Music Master
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( )

122 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strauss and Hofmannsthal's sumptuous and magical fairy tale receives an authoritative performance conducted by the great Karl Böhm, a protégé of the composer, in his last Met broadcast. The extraordinary cast is led by Leonie Rysanek as the Empress, the "woman without a shadow" of the title, who stars opposite James King as the ethereal Emperor, Walter Berry as the goodhearted Barak the Dyer, Ursula Schröder-Feinen as the hapless Dyer's Wife, and Mignon Dunn as the sinister Nurse
Arabella by Richard Strauss( )

128 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star soprano Renée Fleming gives a radiant performance in the title role of Strauss's opera, a bittersweet comedy set in 1860s Vienna, starring as the beautiful daughter of an impoverished noble family. Hans-Joachim Ketelsen is Mandryka, the wealthy landowner and unlikely suitor who wins Arabella's heart. Barbara Bonney sings Zdenka, Arabella's younger sister, and Raymond Very is Matteo, the officer who thinks he is in love with Arabella but unexpectedly finds his happiness elsewhere. Judith Forst and Eric Halfvarson round out the cast as Count and Countess Waldner, Arabella and Zdenka's parents. Christoph Eschenbach conducts
Der Rosenkavalier = The rose-bearer : comedy for music in three acts by Hugo von Hofmannsthal : op. 59 by Richard Strauss( )

269 editions published between 1910 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description du matériel d'orchestre : Partition : 2 conducteur ; Cordes : ; Harmonie : 1*.2.2.2 / ; Perc. : timb. ; Divers : 1 harpe, 1 harmonium
Ariadne auf Naxos : Op. 60 by Richard Strauss( )

244 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the composer's most highly regarded operas, with a libretto by Hugo von Hoffmansthal that artfully intermingles backstage comedy, the lofty emotions of Greek mythology and the merry pranks of a troupe of commedia dell'arte players. Strauss endowed these antic proceedings with a luminous score that combines music of great satiric wit with breathtaking flights of lyricism
Elektra : op. 58 by Richard Strauss( )

221 editions published between 1908 and 2000 in 7 languages and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most often performed of Strauss' musical works, this landmark of modern opera scandalized early 20th-century audiences with its startling dissonance and unconventional harmonics. Today, it is admired for virtuosic invention of musical ideas and the use of instrumental sonorities to characterize both persons and actions
Die Ägyptische Helena by Richard Strauss( )

43 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Voigt brings sumptuous vocalism and dramatic presence to the title role of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's re-imagination of the Helen myth. Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, the story is based on the premise that the Helen who came to Troy was a phantom, while the real, faithful one was spirited away. After the war, she is reunited with her husband, Menelas, sung by Torsten Kerl. Diana Damrau is Aithra, the sorceress who helps Helen regain Menelas's love, and Wolfgang Brendel sings Altair, a desert chieftain who falls in love with Helen. Fabio Luisi conducts the ravishing score
Briefwechsel by Hugo von Hofmannsthal( Book )

224 editions published between 1935 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariadne auf Naxos Ariadne on Naxos by Burton D Fisher( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive opera-guide, featuring Principal Characters in the Opera, Brief Story Synopsis, Story Narrative with Music Highlight Examples, and Burton D. Fisher's insightful and in depth Commentary and Analysis
A working friendship : the correspondence between Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. by Richard Strauss( Book )

28 editions published between 1927 and 1980 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jedermann : das Spiel vom Sterben des reichen Mannes by Hugo von Hofmannsthal( Book )

276 editions published between 1911 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugo von Hofmannsthal, geboren am 1.2.1874 in Wien. Sohn eines Bankiers. Familie österreichisch-jüdisch-lombardischer Herkunft. Gymnasium in Wien, dann 1892 Jurastudium, ab 1895 Romanistik; 1898 Dr. phil. Verkehr mit Arthur Schnitzler und Stefan George (1892-1904). Militärdienst; politische Mission im 1. Weltkrieg. Viele Reisen. Ab 1906 Zusammenarbeit mit R. Strauss, der seine Operntexte vertonte. Hoffmannsthal starb am 15.7.1929 in Rodaun bei Wien. Bedeutender österreichischer Lyriker, Erzähler, Essayist und Dramatiker. Seine Opernlibretti (wie zum Beispiel der "Rosenkavalier") und seine Komödien erweisen sich bis heute als außerordentlich wirkungsvoll
Der Tor und der Tod by Hugo von Hofmannsthal( Book )

220 editions published between 1899 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play involving death and approximately five human characters
Elektra : opera in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )

71 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electra is an outcast, unable to forget the murder of father Agamemnon by her mother Clytemnestra with the help of her lover Aegisthus. She waits for the day when her brother Orestes will avenge the murder. When news comes that Orestes is dead, Electra decides to avenge her father herself. But Orestes is not dead, and has returned to the palace in disguise. He kills Clytemnestra and Aegisthus. Electra dances in ecstasy, then falls dead to the floor
Die Frau ohne Schatten : Oper in drei Akten by Richard Strauss( )

153 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabella : lyrische Komödie in drei Aufzügen von Hugo Hofmannsthal, opus 79 by Richard Strauss( )

140 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected plays and libretti by Hugo von Hofmannsthal( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Frau ohne Schatten = The woman without a shadow by Hugo von Hofmannsthal( Book )

123 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prosafassung zum Textbuch der gleichnamigen Oper v.R. Strauss. Es geht um die wechselseitige Schicksalsverflechtung und um das geheimnisvolle Aufeinanderangewiesensein aller Wesen
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( )

16 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great operatic masterpiece reprinted complete and unabridged from rare, limited and numbered full-score edition (for solo voice, chorus and orchestra), approved by Strauss. Published by Adolph Furstner, Paris and Berlin, 1910. First inexpensive, high-quality edition
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Der Rosenkavalier = The rose-bearer : comedy for music in three acts by Hugo von Hofmannsthal : op. 59 Der Rosenkavalier
Ariadne auf Naxos : Op. 60Elektra : op. 58Elektra : opera in one actDie Frau ohne Schatten : Oper in drei AktenDie Frau ohne Schatten = The woman without a shadowDer RosenkavalierHugo von Hofmannsthal and the Austrian idea : selected essays and addresses, 1906-1927
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