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Articles tagged with "motif"

Musical Highlight: The Cry of the Falcon motif from Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten

10 March 2014

We explore a tiny and incredibly powerful idea in Richard Strauss's mystical opera.

Musical highlight: The chilling motif that haunts Strauss's Elektra

20 September 2013

A closer look at the ‘Agamemnon’ motif, used throughout to re-enforce themes of revenge and obsession.

Operatic Dead Ends

12 February 2013

From La bohème to Tristan und Isolde, a look at musical representations of famous final moments.