Karol Szymanowski und Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz in Odessa : dionysische, opernartige Ekstase jenseits vom Raum der Geschichte

  • This article aims to reveal the hitherto unknown circumstances of the creation of the opera "King Roger" ["Król Roger", premiere 1926] by the Polish composer Karol Szymanowski (1882-1932). As will be shown, this opera, with its oriental color, owes its genesis to the concluding of what we call "an emotional pact", referring to the 1918 meetings in Elizavetgrad, and then in Odessa on the Black Sea, between the composer and his cousin, the prose writer and poet Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz (1894-1980). Their Odessa stay, in particular, fostered the crystallization of their conception of beauty, and allowed namely the Dionysian element to emerge. At the same time, Odessa was where the creators were able to share the secret of their homosexuality, a place which functioned as a substitute for the Orient and an escape from the nightmare of World War I - all elements that found a wonderful expression in the libretto and the music of "King Roger".

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Author:Jarosław Ławski
Parent Title (Latin):Musik und Emotionen in der Literatur = Musique et émotions dans la littérature = Music and Emotions in Literature / herausgegeben von Corinne Fournier Kiss. Colloquium Helveticum 48
Place of publication:Bielefeld
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2019
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/03/26
GND Keyword:Szymanowski, Karol; Król Roger; Iwaszkiewicz, Jarosław
Page Number:10
First Page:328
Last Page:337
Dewey Decimal Classification:7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 79 Sport, Spiele, Unterhaltung / 792 Bühnenkunst
8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
Sammlung Musik, Theater, Film / Literatur zum Theater
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / Aisthesis Verlag
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Colloquium Helveticum / Musik und Emotionen in der Literatur = Musique et émotions dans la littérature = Music and Emotions in Literature (Colloquium Helveticum ; 48.2019)
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen