Symbolism and Expressionism in Other Early Twentieth‐Century Operas
In the Vienna of Sigmund Freud, Strauss's Elektra represented a move toward expressionism and the transformation of late 19th-century chromatic tonality. This trend was continued in Schoenberg's Erwartung, based on free-atonality, expressionism, and symbolic meaning. Berg's Wozzeck is then discussed as a symbol of the oppressed and the peak of expressionism.
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