Till Eulenspiegel


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Eulenspiegel, Till

(tĭl oi`lən-shpē'gəl) [Ger.,=owl-mirror, hence English Owlglass], a north German peasant clown of the 14th cent. who was immortalized in chapbooks describing his practical jokes on clerics and townsfolk. The first Till chapbook (c.1500) was probably in Saxon, but the story it told spread all over Europe and North Britain. Till is the hero of a tone poem by Richard Strauss and of many novels, poems, and stories. Tyll Ulenspiegel is one of the variant spellings.

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See K. R. H. MacKenzie's adaptation in English, Master Tyll Owlglass (1890).


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[Ger.,=owl-mirror, hence English Owlglass], a north German peasant clown of the 14th cent. who was immortalized in chapbooks describing his practical jokes on clerics and townsfolk. The first Till chapbook (c.
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Eulenspiegel, Till

wanders the Low Countries, living by his wits and avenging the evil deeds of King Philip. [Belg. Lit.: Benét, 325]

Eulenspiegel, Till

legendary peasant known for his pranks. [Ger. Folklore: Benét, 325–326]

Eulenspiegel, Till

roams Low Countries as soldier and deliverer. [Ger. Folklore: Benét, 325–326]
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Freely adapting the traditional tales of the folk heroes Till Eulenspiegel (Ulenspiegel) and Lamme, he set his story in the 16th century, at the height of the Inquisition; the hero's father is burned at the stake as a heretic, and Ulenspiegel swears an oath to avenge him.
Krauss's intimate association with Strauss was completely unknown to me (he did the libretto for Capriccio, the very last of Strauss's operas), but the Till Eulenspiegel he conducted was overwhelming in its great washes of sound, its virtuosic playfulness and the "advanced" yet lushly compelling chromaticism of its harmonies.
com - Mon, 19 Jun - Tue, 20 Jun MUSIC Concerto for Orchestra Once upon a time a practical joker causes mayhem in medieval Germany: you'll hear every bang, crash and giggle in Strauss's outrageous Till Eulenspiegel.