"Rückkehr in die Heimat": Postwar Cultural Politics and the 1924 Reworking of Beethoven's Die Ruinen von Athen by Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Graydon, Philip
December 2005
Musical Quarterly;Winter2005, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p630
Academic Journal
The article discusses the ballets "Die Ruinen von Athen" and "Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus," by Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, which focus on Ludwig van Beethoven as a symbol for German cultural renewal after the first world war. It explores the historical and paratextual contexts of these ballets.


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