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Noun1.Hoffmannsthal - German poet who wrote libretti for operas by Richard Strauss (1874-1929)
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Strauss confirms this scenario in a letter to Hugo von Hoffmannsthal from January 29, 1925, in which he writes, "habe jetzt ein Klavierkonzert vollendet und beginne langsam, mich mit dem 2.
Things changed drastically with the Kulturpolitik of National Socialism in the 1930s, when Jewish artists were banned, visible signs of any von Hoffmannsthal and Reinhardt connection were eradicated and the festival came under the control of Josef Goebbels in Berlin.
A haze of nostalgia has blanketed fin de siecle Vienna since 1941, when The World of Yesterday, Stefan Zweig's elegy for the "Austrian-Jewish-bourgeois culture that culminated in Mahler, Hoffmannsthal, Schnitzler, and Freud" first appeared.