Elektra, Op.58 (Strauss, Richard)

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Daphnis (2008/11/24)

PMLP55122-Strauss - Elektra, Op. 58 (orch. score).pdf
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Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, 1916.

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Massenetique (2011/11/15)

PMLP55122-Strauss - Elektra VS Sibley.1802.16776.pdf
Arranger:

Otto Singer II (1863-1931), piano reduction

Language:

German

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, 1908. Plate A. 5654 F.

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 Complete Score
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Alaric (2009/6/29)

PMLP55122-StraussR-Op058vsGE.pdf
Arranger:

Carl Besl (fl.ca.1912), piano reduction

Language:

German / English

Translator:

Alfred Kalisch (1863–1933)

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, 1910.

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London: Boosey & Hawkes, n.d.(after 1943). Plate H. 15780

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For Piano solo (Taubmann)

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Massenetique (2012/4/29)

SIBLEY1802.20306.997c-39087012874485score.pdf
Arranger:

Otto Taubmann (1859-1929)

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, 1909. Plate A. 5660 F.

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Missing the final pages (#165-?).
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 Orchestral Studies
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Generoso (2011/6/29)

PMLP55122-Strauss - Cello Orchestra Studies Heft3 Elektra (Hugo Dechert).pdf
Arranger:

Hugo Dechert (1860-1923)

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, 1912. Plate A. 6412 F.

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General Information

Work Title Elektra
Alternative Title Tragödie in einem Aufzuge ; Tragedy in One Act
Composer Strauss, Richard
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.58 ; TrV 223
Movements/Sections 1 Act
Year/Date of Composition 1906-08
First Performance 1909-01-25 in Dresden: Hofoper
First Publication 1908
Librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874-1929)
Language German
Average Duration 100 Minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, Chorus, and Orchestra
Cast
Klytemnestra (Clytemnestra), widow of Agamemnon: (mezzo soprano)
Elektra (Electra), daughter of Klytemnestra: (soprano)
Chrysothemis, daughter of Klytemnestra, sister of Elektra): (soprano)
Aegisth (Aegisthus), Klytemnestra's paramour: (tenor)
Orest (Orestes), son of Agamemnon and Klytemnestra: (baritone)
Tutor to Orest: (baritone)
Confidante of Klytemnestra: (soprano)
Trainbearer of Klytemnestra: (soprano)
A young servant: (tenor)
An old servant (bass)
An overseer (soprano)
1st Maid: (contralto)
2nd Maid: (soprano)
3rd Maid: (mezzo soprano)
4th Maid: (soprano)
5th Maid: (soprano)
Chorus (SATB)
Men and women of the household (servants)
Orchestra
Piccolo (doubles 4th flute), 3 flutes (3rd also 2nd piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd also english horn), heckelphone,
Clarinet (E), 4 clarinets (B, A), 2 basset horns, bass clarinet (B),
3 bassoons, contrabassoon
8 horns (F) (horns 5-8 doubling 2 tenor Wagner tubas in B and 2 bass Wagner tubas in F), 6 trumpets (B, F, D), bass trumpet (C), 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, contrabass trombone, bass tuba
6-8 timpani (2 sets/2 players), Percussion (3-4 players)
Snare drum, bass drum (with switch), cymbals, tam-tam, triangle, whip, tambourine, castanets, glockenspiel
celesta (ad. lib.), 2 harps, strings (violin:8,8,8/viola:6(=violinIV)6.6/cello:6.6,bass:8)
Reduced Orchestra (optional): (for limited space and finances)
3 flutes (2nd and 3rd also piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd also english horn), heckelphone,
3 clarinets (B, A) (3rd also E), bass clarinet (B),
3 bassoons (3rd also contrabassoon)
4 horns (F), 6 trumpets (B, C, F, D), 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone, contrabass trombone, bass tuba
Timpani, Percussion
Snare drum, bass drum (with cymbals), cymbals, tam-tam, triangle, whip, tambourine, castanets, glockenspiel
celesta (ad. lib.), 2 harps, strings (violin:8,8,8/viola:6(=violinIV)6.6/cello:6.6,bass:8)
External Links Wikipedia article
Libretto
Aria-database.com
Boosey & Hawkes page


Misc. Comments

Roles

  • Klytämnestra (Mezzosopran)
  • Elektra, ihre ältere Tochter (Sopran)
  • Chrysothemis, ihre jüngere Tochter (Sopran)
  • Aegisth (Tenor)
  • Orest (Bariton)
  • Der Pfleger des Orest (Bass)
  • Die Vertraute (Sopran)
  • Die Schleppträgerin (Sopran)
  • Ein junger Diener (Tenor)
  • Ein alter Diener (Bass)
  • Die Aufseherin (Sopran)
  • 5 Mägde (1 Alt, 2 Mezzosopran, 2 Sopran)
  • Chor: Dienerinnen und Diener


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