TITLE

"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

AUTHOR(S)
Graydon, Philip
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Winter2005, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p630
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
25595113

 

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