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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The guests laugh and mock his capricio ideas, but La Roche, in a monologue of the merits, attacks what he sees as the weakness of these contemporary youngsters, whose creations fail to reach the heart; he defends his faith in the theatre of the past and his acpriccio work as a mature director and a preserver of the great traditions of the arts.
Du hast es erreicht. Olivier has written a new play for the Countess’s birthday the next day, which will be directed by La Roche, with the Count and the famous actress Clairon performing. Flamand declares his love for the Countess and poses the question — which does she prefer, poetry or music? Schreiben Sie mir eine gute Rolle, Olivier!
Dem Worte der Vorrang! The opera originally consisted of a single act lasting close to two and a half hours. Wie in einem Zauberspiegel gewahren wir uns selbst. Dichter und Musiker stehen nahe bei ihr. Sprechende Geste, mimischer Ausdruck – erstes Gesetz! 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 vitality.
The poet then becomes angry, but he is interrupted by La Roche, who demands he attend the rehearsals. Flamand takes advantage of his absence to confess to the countess his passion for her; he asks her to choose between them. Der Bel Canto liegt im Sterben!
Capriccio – Capriccio
Gestattet, dass ich den Missbrauch wende! When La Roche announces the outline of the performance to come, a quarrel breaks out regarding the respective virtues of poetry, music and theatre. Her conclusion is Strauss’ answer to the problem that opened the opera: The Count and Clairon depart for Paris with the theatre company.
Sie stellen den dreien eine schwierige Aufgabe! Flamand then sets the sonnet to music, while Olivier declares his love for the Countess.
The Count, the Countess’s brother, teases his 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 strauss.
Erhebt euch und schafft die Werke, die ich suche! Better to sleep on it, as they say. The theatre director La Roche wakes from a nap, and reminds them both that impresarios and actors are necessary to bring their work to life. Nichts ist ihr heilig.
None of your libraries hold this item. This sextet is in reality a very fine composition for string sextet and is played in concert form as a piece of chamber music, independent of the opera. Es kommt ja ganz anders.
The State Opera of South Australia. She puts off answering until the following day. Comments and reviews What are comments? One of the joys of this opera for the knowledgeable listener is the identification of the many musical allusions.
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In this case, it is impossible to choose between the respective merits of words and melody. Nur unwillig dient sie dem Trug des Theaters. Public Private login e.
Capriccio, Op (Strauss, Richard) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music
Flamand, the musician, becomes the spokesman for the music; Olivier, the poet, for the words. Experience the Digital Stage. Wo bleibt seine oft gepriesene Schlagfertigkeit? Die Masken zwar sind gefallen, doch Fratzen seht ihr statt Menschenantlitze! State Library of South Australia. Poesie, Malerei, Skulptur und Musik. Die Probe im Theatersaal nebenan geht weiter. Er hat sie verschluckt? Da ist die berauschende Sinfonia unseres jungen Flamand. Retrieved from ” https: In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.