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Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (Hoffman Ernst Theodor Amadeus)

( German writer, composer and artist, whose fiction stories and novels, embodies the spirit of German Romanticism.)

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(1776-1822)
. Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann was born on January 24, 1776 in KцTnigsberg (East Prussia)
. At an early age discovered the talents of a musician and painter. Studied law at the University of KцTnigsberg, then twelve years served as court officials in Germany and Poland. In 1808, a love of music inspired Hoffman to take the post of theatrical conductor in Bamberg, six years later, he led the orchestra in Dresden and Leipzig. In 1816 he returned to public service advisor to the Berlin Court of Appeals, where he served until his death, July 24, 1822.

Hoffman literature addressed later. The most significant collections of short stories fantasies in the manner of Callot (Fantasiestcke in Callots Manier, . 1814-1815), . Night tales in the manner of Callot (Nachtstcke in Callots Manier, . 2 vol., . 1816-1817) and Serapion Brothers (Die Serapionsbrder, . 4 vol., . 1819-1821); dialogue about the problems of theatrical doing extraordinary suffering of a theater director (Seltsame Leiden eines Theaterdirektors, . 1818); story in the spirit of the fairy tale Little Cahes nicknamed Tsinnober (Klein Zaches, . genannt Zinnober, . 1819), and two novels - Elixir of the Devil (Die Elexiere des Teufels, . 1816), . brilliant study on the double, . and the practical views of the cat Murr (Lebensansichten des Kater Murr, . 1819-1821), . partly autobiographical work, . full of wit and wisdom,
. Among the most famous tales of Hoffmann, . were part of the collections mentioned, . belong to the fairy tale The Golden Pot (Die Goldene Topf), . Gothic novel Majorat (Das Mayorat), . realistically reliable psychological story about jeweler, . who can not part with their creations, . Mademoiselle de ScudцLry (Das Frulein von Scudry) and a cycle of musical short stories, . in which an unusually successful recreate the spirit of some of the musical works of composers and images,
.

The brilliant imagination, combined with strict and transparent style Hoffmann provided a special place in German literature. The action of his works are almost never happened in distant lands - as a rule, it puts its incredible heroes in everyday situation. Hoffman had a strong influence on Poe and some French writers, several of his stories formed the basis for the libretto of the famous opera - Skazkok Hoffmann (1870) by J. Offenbach.

All the works of Hoffmann showed his talents as a musician and artist. Many of his creations, he illustrated himself. From the musical works of ETA Hoffmann used the best-known opera Undine (Undine), first staged in 1816, among his works - chamber music, the Mass, a symphony. As a music critic he showed in his articles is the understanding of music of Beethoven, which could boast a few of his contemporaries. Hoffman is so deeply revered Mozart, even changed one of their names, William, Amadou. He has influenced the work of his friend K.M.fon Weber and R. Hoffmann, Schumann compositions so impressed that he named his Kreyslerianu in honor of Kapellmeister Kreisler, a hero of several works of Hoffmann.





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