from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Hofmannsthal, Hugo von 1874-1929. Austrian writer who established his reputation with lyric poems and a number of plays, including Yesterday (1891) and Death and the Fool (1893).


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  • The New Grove quotes Strauss's estimate of it as 'Hofmannsthal's finest achievement,' adding that 'some think that it is also Strauss's,' and the recent Mondadori volume, L'Opera: repertorio della lirica dal 1597, generally balanced in its criticism, ranks the opera with Tristan and Don Giovanni.

    The 'Shadow' and the Substance

  • He collaborated on a ballet score with Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss.

    Things Fall Apart

  • AKG-Images Leon Bakst costume sketch for 'The Legend of Joseph,' the 1914 ballet created by Kessler, Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

    Things Fall Apart

  • His mid-career work, Die Frau ohne Schatten, premiered in 1919 to a libretto by Hofmannsthal, wanders perilously into a more uneasy realm: the notion that a marriage can only be happy if blessed with children.

    Die Frau ohne Schatten; BBC Proms 61 & 62 – review

  • Tourismus Salzburg View of Salzburg This year's Salzburg Festival features Christof Loy's radical new production of "Die Frau ohne Schatten," an opera by two of the men who founded the festival in 1920, Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

    Salzburg's Summer of Shadows and Shakespeare

  • The Salzburg Festival made its start the very next year, though the original organization collapsed in 1910, and was re-founded in its present form in 1920 by great men such as the director Max Reinhardt, playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal and composer Richard Strauss.

    Eat, Drink and Be Entertained

  • And of all those writers—Zweig, Musil, Schnitzler, Kafka, Hofmannsthal, Kraus, Canetti, the list goes on—the supreme elegist of the Dual Monarchy was Joseph Roth.

    Dispatches From a Lost Empire

  • For instance, Friedrich Gundolf, Richard Borchardt, and Hugo von Hofmannsthal—all poets and writers, and all wholly or partly Jewish—have been advanced as representing the pure Aryan spirit.


  • During the 1920s, Zuckerkandl promoted the theater projects of Max Reinhardt (1873 – 1943) and Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874 – 1929), especially the Salzburg Festivals.

    Berta Zuckerkandl.

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    Strauss-von Hofmannsthal dispute


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