Project Five

First Implication
The term expressionism was first applied to music in 1918, especially to Schoenberg, who
Expressionist music often features a high level of dissonance, extreme contrasts of dynamics, constant changing of textures, "distorted" melodies and harmonies, and angular melodies with wide leaps in tempo, rhythm and chord structure.
Expressionist music aims to fully express dark and often extreme emotions like anger, despair and grief through equally extreme, disruptive, sometimes even violent music that aims to provoke unsettled, disturbing responses from listeners.
Elektra, Op. 58, is a one-act opera by Richard Strauss, to a German-language libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal which he adapted from his 1903 drama Elektra. Their adaptation explores the tragedy and the character by single-mindedly expressing her emotions and psychology as she meets with other characters, mostly one at a time.