In Munich in , Richard Strauss composed “Capriccio,” a “musical conversation.” The libretto is closely inspired by “First Music and Then. Capriccio was Richard Strauss’ last operatic venture, and, like the David Ewen offered the following précis of Capriccio: “The almost actionless libretto [set in a. , English, Book, Illustrated edition: Capriccio: opera guide and libretto / Richard Strauss ; [libretto by Clemens Krauss ; English translation by Maria Massey].

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Capriccio, Op.85 (Strauss, Richard)

Nichts ist ihr heilig. Alone, and still undecided as to both the ending of the opera and her choice of lover, she sings of the inseparability of words and music.

Dichter und Musiker stehen nahe bei ihr. It is an anthology or synthesis of all that he did best, and it is as if he put his creative process into a crucible, refining away coarseness, bombast and excess of capricccio.

Was ist da zu tun? Their refusal to hide their disgust with the Nazi leadership had made their position in Garmisch difficult when their Jewish daughter-in-law and her children were threatened with ostracism. Wir kennen das Ende! Die heutige habe ich leider verschlafen. Notes At head of cspriccio title: Nachdem er mit Metis das Kind gezeugt, verschlang er die Mutter Clemens Krauss and Strauss wrote the German libretto.


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Dieser verdanken sie doch erst die Kraft ihres Ausdrucks. The libretto – probably the best Strauss ever had except for Der Rosenkavalier – was written by the conductor Clemens Krauss under the microscopic scrutiny of the composer, though several other writers, notably Stefan Zweig, also contributed ideas to the finished book.

The Kennedy Center Chamber Players: Wo liegt der Ursprung? Er meint es ganz ernst! Vor dem, wonach Ihr sehnend bangt, verblasst, was liebend Ihr besessen. Ich habe sie in Versailles gesehen. Ein seltener Fall von Geistesgegenwart.

Capriccio – Sextet

Warum aber sind die Verse immer schlechter als die Musik? In einem Akkord erlebst du eine Welt. Sie blickt Flamand nach und setzt sich nachdenklich in einen Armlehnstuhl. Machen Sie kein Aufhebens davon. In the opera, the music begins before the stage is revealed.

Both are emotionally involved with the Countess Madeleine. Addio mio acconto amato, invano abbiamo sperato! Check copyright status Cite this Title Capriccio: Verliert man nicht immer, wenn man gewinnt?

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This, in combination with the work’s conversational tone and emphasis on text, has prevented the opera from achieving great popularity. GRAF Neugierig bin ich, wie du entscheidest.

Capriccio (opera) – Wikipedia

La Roche, Olivier and Xtrauss proceed to a rehearsal. They leave to join La Roche at the rehearsal. Du hast es erreicht. Comments and reviews What are comments? This single location in Victoria: Bin ich nicht selbst in ihm schon verschlungen? Olivier and Flamand debate the relative powers of words and music.


However, the genesis of the libretto came from Stefan Zweig in the s, and Joseph Gregor further developed the idea several years later. Views Read Capriccio View history.

Elegance and virtuosity, humour and sensitivity are scattered throughout the text and score of this masterpiece; Strauss put a great deal of himself and his own philosophical ponderings into it. This question is dramatized in the story of a Countess torn between two suitors: GRAF Jetzt wird es ernst! In a witty touch, the next scene consists of the servants commenting, as they clean up the room after the guests have all left, on how absurd it would be to portray servants in an opera.

The Count, the Countess’s brother, teases capridcio sister about her two suitors, Flamand and Olivier, and tells her that her love of music is due in part to the attentions that Flamand pays her. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. None of your libraries hold this item. Open to the public ;