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Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen

Geoffrey Skelton

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Opera in one act, op.12, by paul Hindemith to a libretto by Oscar Kokoschka; Stuttgart, Landestheater, 4 June 1921.

Hindemith’s first operatic work (composed in 1919) uses the words, with a few omissions, of Kokoschka’s expressionist play of 1907. Set in antiquity, it depicts a violent erotic encounter (which includes a branding and a stabbing) between a Man (baritone) and a Woman (soprano), observed by two trios of warriors and serving women. It ends with

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Subjects: Music

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