Dissolution and dissoluteness: forms of desire and tonal crisis

Elisabetta Fava

Abstract


Harmonic evolution seems to be related to the various forms of desire we can find in the operatic theatre. Aim of this essay is to show how tonal and harmonic solutions give expression to different desires in some crucial operas like Strauss's Elektra (1905), Schoenberg's Erwartung (1909), Schreker's Die Gezeichneten (1916) and Hindemith's Cardillac (1926).

Keywords


musical theatre; desire; tonal crisis

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/919

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunica-17352

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