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Elektra in Full Score

Elektra in Full Score

By: Richard Strauss

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Composed in 1906–1908 to a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Elektra scandalized audiences of the day with its horrific retelling of the Greek story and its startling level of dissonance. Today, with the shock of the new worn off and the once-fearful dissonance now widely accepted, the score can be more easily appreciated for its extravagant invention of musical ideas and virtuosic use of instrumental sonorities to characterize both persons and actions. Further, in his use of a single germinal chord which pervades the entire score, Strauss anticipated a technique used by later 20th-century composers.
Now a landmark of modern opera, Elektra is among the best-known of Strauss's works. In this remarkably inexpensive Dover volume, it is reprinted, complete and unabridged, directly from the authoritative Fürstner edition.

Reprint of the authoritative Furstner, Berlin, 1916 edition.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486265382
ISBN 139780486265384
Author/EditorRichard Strauss
FormatMusic Scores
Page Count384
Dimensions9 3/8 x 12 1/4

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