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  1. Hu·go von [hoo-goh fuh n] /ˈhu goʊ fən/, 1874–1929, Austrian poet, playwright, and librettist.
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Historical Examples

  • The scene painted by Hofmannsthal might, on the whole, be used as a setting for "Countess Mizzie."

    The Lonely Way--Intermezzo--Countess Mizzie

    Arthur Schnitzler

  • And like Hofmannsthal's libretto, the score remains a superficial and formless thing.

    Musical Portraits

    Paul Rosenfeld

British Dictionary definitions for hofmannsthal


  1. Hugo von (ˈhuːɡo fɔn). 1874–1929, Austrian lyric poet and dramatist, noted as the librettist for Richard Strauss' operas, esp Der Rosenkavalier (1911), Elektra (1909), and Ariadne auf Naxos (1912)
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