Blond Eckbert is an opera by Scottish composer Judith Weir. The composer wrote the English-language libretto herself, basing it on the cryptic supernatural short story Der blonde Eckbert by the German Romantic writer Ludwig Tieck. ALTHOUGH Ludwig Tieck’s Mdrchen-. Erzihlung, “Der blonde Eckbert” (),’ has provoked a major psychoanalyst and several literary critics and scholars to. 2 Ludwig Tieck, Der blonde Eckbert, Mdrchen-Erzdihlungen. Mit einem. Nachwort von Konrad Nufbiicher ([Reclams] Universal-Bibliothek Nr. ; Stuttgart.

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In the end I grew to like her heartily; as our mind, especially in childhood, will become accustomed and attached to anything. The two-act version of Blond Eckbert is scored for double woodwindsecond players doubling piccolocor anglaisbass clarinet and contrabassoonfour hornsthree trumpetsthree trombones ludig, timpani and one other percussion player, harp and strings.

Der Blonde Eckbert by Ludwig Tieck

Apr 13, Vanessa rated it really liked it Shelves: It is in such moments that tender souls unveil themselves, and stand face to face; and at times it will happen, that the one recoils affrighted from the countenance of the other. Next morning Bertha was ill and could not appear at the breakfast table; Walter did not seem to be particularly worried on her account, and he ecbkert parted company with the. Does he really deserve gieck descend into madness like that?

When I rose, the aspect of the bird distressed me greatly; he looked at me continually, and his presence did me ill.

It now occurred to his mind that Walther had not taken leave of him so cordially as might have been expected after such a mark of trust: Significant, however, is that none of these themes is presented unambiguously; each is gieck at times as positive, only to prove destructive or impossible in the end. Trivia About Der Blonde Eckbert. What, then, was Eckbert’s sin, and even Bertha’s, for that matter?


I am surprised that I have never since been able to recall the dog’s name, a very odd one, often as I then tieeck it. Hugo seemed touched, and tried to comfort him. This uses chamber forces rather than the full orchestra of the two act version and omits the chorus.

Evie Snel rated it it was ok Oct 29, There’s something catchy about it. Lists with This Book.

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Eleonora Di Nucci rated it liked it May 05, Tieck’s narrative raises many questions, none of which can be answered simply, and all of which have provided critics and readers with ever-changing analyses and interpretations.

Weir completed the original two act version of the opera inmaking Blond Eckbert her third full-length work in the genre.

I could believe that teck man, too, was none but Walther. His horror cannot be described; in a state of frenzy he rushed out of the hall, left the town overnight, and after many wanderings, returned to his castle. A classic of German romantacism, in my opinion. I knew not whether to go on or stop.

Eckbert the Blond

She stood up and began walking towards her room. On arriving, he found Bertha dead: Dec 30, Vatroslav Herceg rated it liked it.

Never before had I been so overcome with pleasure as at that moment; I drew nearer to the coughing, and in a corner of the woods I caught sight of an old woman who seemed to be resting from some strenuous activity. Did he happen to guess the correct name, or did he know it already and mention it deliberately?


Is Eckbert responsible for his own undoing?

I had a sort of fear on taking leave of her, for I felt as if I should not ludwi her any more. Now she took notice of me, and signed to me to take a seat in one of the wickerwork chairs at the tableside.

Der Blonde Eckbert

Holland finds the work episodic and lacking in development. The flame cast a red glimmer through the room, and sported on the ceiling; the night looked sullenly in through the windows, and the trees without rustled in wet coldness. He set out, without prescribing to himself any certain route; indeed, he took small heed of the country he was passing through. I did not watch long, for I was half stupefied; but in the night I now and then awoke, and heard the old woman coughing, and between whiles talking with her dog and her bird, which last seemed dreaming, and replied with only one or two words of its rhyme.

There are hours when it makes a person uneasy to think that he is keeping a secret from his friend, a secret that he has taken great pains to conceal until then; the soul then feels an irresistible urge to unbosom itself completely, to communicate its innermost core to the friend, in the hope that he will become all the more our friend as a result. Just der blonde Eckbert.