Label: Decca - 478 3704 • Format: 15x, CD Remastered CD CD-ROM Box Set Compilation • Country: Europe • Genre: Classical • Style: Opera, Romantic
Some regard Der Rosenkavalier as Strauss ' finest opera, and indeed, it has remained consistently popular since its premiere in Composed during and -- immediately after Elektra, Strauss ' first collaboration with dramatist Hugo von Hofmannsthal -- Der Rosenkavalier is an original story, conceived jointly by Hofmannsthal and Strauss through extensive correspondence. It represents an intentional departure from Elektra an adaptation of Sophocles' play in both substance and tone, and the result is one of the most A Wound Time Cant Erase - Bill Pursell - Our Winter Love libretti ever written -- full of subtle exchanges and turns of literary phrase.
While the story was to have been a farce hinging upon the revelation of the character Mariandel as Octavian, Hofmannsthal developed the libretto into a more complex plot Nein which the primary narrative concerns the shifting relationship between the Marschallin and Octavian. Hofmannsthal cast the drama in three acts, a more traditional scheme than Elektra's extended one-act plan, and perhaps a nod to the work's eighteenth century setting.
Strauss also makes use of a conspicuously conservative musical idiom, eschewing the frankly Nein and often abrasive textures he had used in both Elektra and Salome. At the same time, the orchestration of Der Rosenkavalier is both richer and marked throughout by delicate and shimmering sonorities.
Strauss uses waltzes throughout the score to evoke a sentimental mood and to denote the middle-class sensibilities of Baron Ochs. Waltz themes are integral to each act, and the opera's orchestral waltz sequences, along with the more formal Rosenkavalier Suiteremain popular as independent concert works. Here, Strauss uses the three women's voices to convey the emotions of a young ingenue, Nein youthful suitor, and the mature Marschallin to great effect, the orchestra providing a telling underscoring.
The static quality of the Trio creates an elegiac mood that at once combines the expression of youthful love with mature Nein. Der Rosenkavalier, premiered in Dresden in Neinwas received with great enthusiasm. The opera has remained a fixture of the stage, as evidenced by new productions in every decade since.
Strauss attempted to recapture Der Rosenkavalier's popular appeal in his subsequent stage works; while some, like Arabellaare outstanding, they never eclipsed the successful alchemy of text and music that has ensured Der Rosenkavalier's permanence.
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