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Kallman, Chester 1921-1975

Overview
Works: 287 works in 984 publications in 8 languages and 17,114 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Librettos  Operas  Juvenile works  Vocal scores  Stories, plots, etc  Filmed operas  Fiction  Televised operas  Western plays 
Roles: Librettist, Translator, Author, Editor, Creator, Other, tra, Performer, Lyricist, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: ML50.M939, 782.12
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chester Kallman
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

87 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LONDON SINFONIETTA. LONDON SINFONIETTA CHORUS. CHAILLY, Riccardo (conductor)
The rake's progress : opera in 3 acts by Igor Stravinsky( )

87 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise and fall of the city of Mahagonny by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to Mahagonny, where sin is 'in' and love is always on sale. This Old West boomtown rises from the desert to become a razzle-dazzle mecca for lust and the pursuit of pleasure, where cash is king and poverty is punishable by death
An Elizabethan song book; lute songs, madrigals and rounds by Noah Greenberg( )

35 editions published between 1916 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The songs in this collection were all written when the age of Elizabethan song was at its height."--Inside jacket
Don Giovanni : ["dramma giocoso" in two acts] : complete orchestral and vocal score by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published in 1961 in English and Italian and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unabridged republication of the edition by Georg Schünemann and Kurt Soldan ... originally published by C. F. Peters, Leipzig, n. d. (editorial matter dated `summer 1941'). ... Preliminary matter, editorial remarks in the score and the editors' commentary ... originally in German, appear in a new English translation ... by Stanley Appelbaum."
The great operas of Mozart : complete librettos in the original language by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Book )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman : libretti and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1939-1973 by W. H Auden( Book )

16 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"W. H. Auden called opera the "last refuge of the High Style," and considered it the one art in which the grand manner survived the ironic levelings of modernity. He began writing libretti soon after he arrived in America in 1939 and abandoned his earlier attempts to write public, political drama. Opera gave him the opportunity to rise to the high style in public, not in an attempt to elevate his own status as a poet, but in service of the heroic voice of the singers. These works present their mythical actions with a direct intensity unlike anything in even his greatest poems. In this volume of Auden and Chester Kallman's libretti, extensive historical and textual notes trace the history of the production and revision of the works and provide full texts of early scenarios, as well as abandoned and rewritten scenes." "Almost all the works included here were previously published in incomplete and often inaccessible editions - or were never published at all. The book prints for the first time the full text of Paul Bunyan, Auden's first libretto, which he wrote for music by Benjamin Britten. It also includes Auden and Kallman's The Rake's Progress, written for Igor Stravinsky, and Delia, written for Stravinsky but never set to music. The work continues with Auden and Kallman's two libretti written for music by Hans Werner Henze, Elegy for Young Lovers and The Bassarids, and their adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost, composed by Nicolas Nabokov. It also contains their translation of The Magic Flute, with its scenes reordered for greater dramatic coherence and added dialogue for sharper mythical significance, and their antimasque, The Entertainment of the Senses, for music by John Gardner."
The Magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1957 in English and German and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music by W.A. Mozart; English version after the libretto of Schikaneder and Giesecke, by W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman
Absent and present; [poems] by Chester Kallman( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress : a fable by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story concerns the decline and fall of one Tom Rakewell, who deserts Anne Trulove for the delights of London in the company of Nick Shadow, who turns out to be the Devil. After several misadventures, all initiated by the devious Shadow, Tom ends up in Bedlam, a psychiatric hospital south of London. The moral of the tale is: "For idle hearts and hands and minds the Devil finds a work to do."
Rake's progress : opera in three acts by Burton D Fisher( Book )

64 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers on the decline and fall of Tom Rakewell as he seeks his fortune in the big city. This production replaces Hogarth's London with 1950's Las Vegas
An anthology of Elizabethan lute songs, madrigals, and rounds by Noah Greenberg( )

4 editions published between 1955 and 1970 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni : opera in two acts by Lorenzo Da Ponte( )

4 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

27 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the rise and decline of Tom Rakewell after he inherits an unexpected legacy
Elegie für junge Liebende : Oper in drei Akten by Hans Werner Henze( )

47 editions published between 1961 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Milton Cross' Favorite arias from the great operas by Milton Cross( )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sense of occasion; poems by Chester Kallman( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Bassariden : Opera seria mit Intermezzo in einem Akt nach den Bacchanten des Euripides by Hans Werner Henze( )

13 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress : opera in three acts by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

8 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bluebeard's castle, opera in one act by Béla Bartók( Book )

4 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartók Duke Bluebeard's castle
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Don Giovanni : ["dramma giocoso" in two acts] : complete orchestral and vocal score
Alternative Names
Chester Kallman American writer

Chester Kallman Amerikaans dichter (1921-1975)

Kallman, Auden and Chester

Kallman, Chester Simon

Kallman, Chester Simon 1921-1975

Kallmann, Chester 1921-1975

Kolmen, Č.

Kolmen, Ch 1921-1975

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The great operas of Mozart : complete librettos in the original languageW.H. Auden and Chester Kallman : libretti and other dramatic writings by W.H. Auden, 1939-1973Don Giovanni : opera in two acts