The Resource Die Liebe Der Danae. Part 2

Die Liebe Der Danae. Part 2

Label
Die Liebe Der Danae. Part 2
Title
Die Liebe Der Danae. Part 2
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Distributor
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Language
eng
Summary
Richard Strauss completed his second-to-last opera 2Die Liebe der Danae3 in 1940. Written under war clouds, the 2merry mythology3 based on an idea by Hugo von Hofmannsthal was given a provisional, by-invitation-only dress rehearsal premiere at the 1944 Salzburg Festival the day before all theaters in the 2Reich3 were closed by order of the Ministry of Propaganda. The official world premiere took place at the 1952 Salzburg Festival {u2013} now no longer in the presence of the composer, who passed away in 1949. As Europe was about to go up in flames, Strauss was pouring his entire arsenal of melodic beauty and lushness into the score of 2Die Liebe der Danae3. The rarely performed opera is nothing if not a feast for Strauss lovers, with arias, ensembles and orchestral interludes blazing with sumptuous colors and rich textures. A kind of compendium of Strauss{u2019} most inspired musical ideas, it is like the swan song of an aged composer who is taking leave from the world on the eve of the catastrophe that will engulf it. Embodying the composer, in a way, is the role of Jupiter, an aging god who realizes that he will never win the love of the beautiful Danae. This timeless production from the Deutsche Oper Berlin can also be seen as the mirror of a changing world order, with a wonderfully suggestive symbol dominating the stage during all three acts: a grand piano suspended upside-down from the rafters. This image can be seen as 2an allegory for high and noble art3 (Frankfurter Rundschau) or as the symbol of a world turned upside down, ready to come crashing down at any second. Starring Manuela Uhl, Mark Delavan and Matthias Klink in the lead roles, this production does full justice to this rarely performed but exceptionally moving work
Cataloging source
VDU
Language note
In English
Label
Die Liebe Der Danae. Part 2
Publication
Distribution
Note
Filmclip
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1172576
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (67 minutes)
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Other physical details
digital, sound colour
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34777490
System control number
kanopy172577

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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