Elektra, Op.58 (Strauss, Richard)

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Publisher. Info. Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, 1916. Plate A. 5650 5661 F.
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56 more: Flute 2 • Flute 3/Piccolo 2 • Flute 4/Piccolo 1 • Oboe 1 • Oboe 2 • Oboe 3/English Horn • Heckelphone • Clarinet (E♭) • Clarinet 1 • Clarinet 2 • Clarinet 3 • Clarinet 4 • Basset Horn 1 • Basset Horn 2 • Bass Clarinet • Bassoon 1 • Bassoon 2 • Bassoon 3 • Contrabassoon • Horn 1 • Horn 2 • Horn 3 • Horn 4 • Horn 5/Tenor Tuba 1 • Horn 6/Tenor Tuba 2 • Horn 7/Bass Tuba 1 • Horn 8/Bass Tuba 2 • Trumpet 1 • Trumpet 2 • Trumpet 3 • Trumpet 4 • Trumpet 5 • Trumpet 6 • Bass Trumpet • Trombone 1 • Trombone 2 • Trombone 3 • Contrabass Trombone • Bass Tuba • Timpani • Snare Drum • Bass Drum/Cymbals • Tambourine/Rute/Castanets/Tam-Tam/Glockenspiel • Triangle/Glockenspiel • Celesta • Harp 1 • Harp 2 • Violins I • Violins II • Violins III • Violas I (Violins IV) • Violas II • Violas III • Cellos I • Cellos II • Basses

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Publisher. Info. Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, 1908. Plate A. 5651 F.
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Arranger Otto Singer II (1863-1931), piano reduction
Language German
Publisher. Info. Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, 1908. Plate A. 5654 F.
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Arranger Carl Besl (fl.ca.1912), piano reduction
Language German / English
Translator Alfred Kalisch (1863–1933)
Publisher. Info. Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, 1910.
Reprinted London: Boosey & Hawkes, n.d.(after 1943). Plate H. 15780.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano solo (Taubmann)

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Arranger Otto Taubmann (1859-1929)
Publisher. Info. Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, 1909. Plate A. 5660 F.
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For Cello (Dechert)

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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
Name Translations 厄勒克特拉; 엘렉트라; Электра; Electra; Електра; Elettra; エレクトラ; Էլեկտրա; Ηλέκτρα (Ρίχαρντ Στράους); אלקטרה
Name Aliases Elektra (opera)
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 176194674; GND: 300156472; BNF: 13919893j
Composer Strauss, Richard
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.58 ; TrV 223
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IRS 22
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 Act
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1906-08
First Performance. 1909-01-25 in Dresden, Semperoper
Cast, Chorus, Orchestra, Ernst von Schuch (conductor)
First Publication. 1908 - Berlin: Fürstner
Librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874-1929)
Language German
Dedication Natalie & Willy Levin (1860-1926)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 105 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
InstrDetail
Cast
Klytemnestra, widow of Agamemnon (mezzo soprano)
Elektra, 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 (also 4th flute), 3 flutes (3rd also 2nd piccolo),
3 oboes (3rd also English horn), heckelphone, piccolo clarinet, 4 clarinets,
2 basset horns, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon
8 horns (horns 5-8 also Wagner tubas), 6 trumpets, bass trumpet,
3 trombones, contrabass trombone, tuba
timpani (2 players, 6-8 drums), percussion (3-4 players)
snare drum, bass drum (with switch), cymbals, tam-tam, triangle, whip,
tambourine, castanets, glockenspiel
celesta (ad. lib.), 2 harps, strings (8-8-8 violins, 6-6-6 violas, 6-6 cellos, 8 basses)
External Links Wikipedia article
Libretto
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Boosey & Hawkes page
Extra Information Contains scordatura passage for violin. Arrangement for reduced orchestra also by the composer.

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