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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Josephslegende (The Legend of Joseph) Op. 63, is a ballet in one act for the Ballets Russes based on the story of Potiphar's Wife, with a libretto by Hofmannsthal and Kessler and music by Richard Strauss. Composed in 1912/14, it premiered at the Paris Opera on 14 May 1914. Hugo von Hofmannsthal first proposed Josephslegende to Strauss as a Zwischenarbeit or 'interim work' between Ariadne auf Naxos and Die Frau ohne Schatten. Composition began in June 1912, but in a letter of 11 September Strauss confided 'Joseph isn't progressing as quickly as I expected. The chaste Joseph himself isn't at all up my street, and if a thing bores me I find it difficult to set it to music. This God-seeker Joseph - he's going to be a hell of an effort!'.
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136271192
  • 9786136271194