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Sawallisch, Wolfgang 1923-2013

Works: 2,566 works in 5,245 publications in 4 languages and 35,176 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Drama  Film adaptations  Filmed operas  Television adaptations  Opera films  Fantasy films  Televised operas  Live sound recordings  Operas 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Musician, Editor, per, Singer, Author of introduction, Other, Director, dir, Honoree, Commentator, con
Classifications: M1621.4, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wolfgang Sawallisch
Capriccio by Richard Strauss( Recording )

51 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiri Te Kanawa gives an elegant and touching performance in one of her greatest roles, the wealthy and cultured young Countess Madeleine, who must choose between her two artist suitors: the composer Flamand (David Kuebler) and the poet Olivier (Simon Keenlyside). Jan-Hendrik Rootering is La Roche, the temperamental theater director whose troupe entertains the Countess. Wolfgang Brendel is her brother, the Count, and Kathryn Harries sings the actress Clairon. Andrew Davis conducts
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in German and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young listeners are introduced to the music of Mozart with one of his most iconic works, The Magic Flute
Concerto no. 1 in E flat, op. 11 Concerto no. 2 in E flat (1942) by Richard Strauss( Recording )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathis der Maler Symphonie by Paul Hindemith( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elektra by Richard Strauss( )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the courtyard of the palace of Agamemnon, murdered king of Mycenae, Elektra bemoans her father's murder at the hands of her mother, Klytämnestra, and her mother's lover, Aegisth. She vows vengeance. She is interrupted by her younger sister, Chrysothemis, who urges Elektra to give up her obsession with revenge so they both can lead normal lives. Chrysothemis reappears with news that Orest is dead. Stunned, Elektra tells her sister she must now help kill Klytämnestra and Aegisth. When the girl pulls away in terror and runs off, Elektra starts to dig for the buried ax that killed Agamemnon. She is interrupted by a stranger who says he has come to inform Klytämnestra of Orest's death. When Elektra reveals her name, he tells her Orest lives. Servants come and kiss his hand. The dogs of the house know me, he says, but not my own sister. Crying his name, Elektra falls into Orest's arms and tells him she has lived only for his return. Their reunion is cut short when Orest is summoned before Klytämnestra. He kills both the queen and her lover. Elektra begins an ecstatic dance and when Chryothemis returns, Elektra falls dead
Der Mond ; Die Kluge by Carl Orff( )

33 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

81 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner worked on Tannhäuser, his fifth opera, from 1842 to 1845, conducting the first performance on October 19, 1845 at the Dresden Royal Opera. The first two nights were uncertaqin successes, but by the third performance the opera began to have its effect on the audience. Over the next few years it became enormously popular throughout Germany, then moved to other countries. In 1859 it became the first Wagner opera to be performed in America. By 1861 Tannhäuser had been given hundreds of times, when Wagner was called upon to produce a revised version for the Paris Opéra. Despite the composer's efforts to adapt the work for French tastes, anti-Wagner riots broke out and he withdrew the work. It was not seen again in France until 1895. Meanwhile Tannhäuser, in the Dresden version, opened the second season of New York's Metropolitan Opera in November of 1884. Nowadays either the Dresden or Paris version may be given, depending on the director's preference; the current recording is an amalgam of the two. -- Page [1-2] of program notes
Symphony no. 1 Variations on a theme by Haydn ; Tragic overture by Johannes Brahms( )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies 1, 2, 3 & 8 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieder by Franz Schubert( )

49 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RCA Victor chorale of men's voices ; Robert Shaw, con ; Frank Glazer, piano
Four last songs : songs with orchestras by Richard Strauss( )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia Popp, soprano ; London Philharmonic orchestra ; Klauss Tennstedt, con
Violin concerto no. 1 by Nicolò Paganini( Recording )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paganini: Concerto per violino e orchestra n.1 in re maggiore, op.6 / Vieuxtemps: Concerto pour violon et orchestre no.5 en la mineur, op.37
Overtures by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

10 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With: overtures Egmont, Leonore, Fidelio, Coriolan
Elijah op. 70 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

30 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Jan. 1991, St. John's, London
Winterreise D 911 by Franz Schubert( )

23 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1: Gute Nacht 5:45; 2: Die Wetterfahne 1:40; 3: Gefrorne Tranen 2:16; 4: Erstarrung 2:56; 5: Der LIndenbaum 4:35; 6: Wasserflut 4:01; 7: Auf dem Flube 3:18; 8: Ruckblick 2:22; 9: Irrlicht 2:28; 10: Rast 3:12; 11: Fruhlingstraum 3:55; 12: Einsamkeit 2:43; 13: Die Post 2:27; 14: Der greise Kopf 2:36; 15: Die Krahe 2:25; 16: Letzte Hoffnung 2:05; 17: Im Dorge 3:09; 18: Der sturmische Morgen :48; 19: Taushchung 1:14; 20: Der Wegweiser 3:54; 21: Das Wirsthaus 4:40; 22: Mut 1:16; 23: Die Nebensonnen 2:16; 24: Der Leiermann 3:37
Symphonies nos. 1-4 : Overture, scherzo & finale by Robert Schumann( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concertos nos. 21 & 22 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2004 and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violin concerto Sonata in E flat by Richard Strauss( )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liebeslieder op. 52, Walzer = Love songs = Chants d'amour ; Neue Liebeslieder : op. 65, Walzer = New love songs = Nouveaux chants d'amour ; Drei Quartette op. 64 = Vocal quartets = Quatuors vocaux by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in German and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liebeslieder: Walzer für Vokalquartett und Klavier vierhändig, op.52. Text: G.F.Daumer / Neue Liebeslieder: Walzer für Vokalquartett und Klavier vierhändig, op.65. Text: G.F.Daumer und J.W.Goethe / Drei Lieder für Vokalquartett und Klavier, op.64. Text: C.O.Sternau, F.Schiller und G.F.Daumer
Trollflöjten The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

42 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy tale about two lovers Tamino and Pamino and the magic flute that protects Tamino from danger
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Alternative Names
Savalish, Volfgang 1923-

Savalish, Volʹfgang 1923-2013

Savarisshu, Vorufugangu 1923-2013

Sawalisch, Wolfgang.

Sawallisch, W.

Wolfgang Sawallisch chef d'orchestre et pianiste allemand

Wolfgang Sawallisch director de orquesta y pianista alemán

Wolfgang Sawallisch direttore d'orchestra e pianista tedesco

Wolfgang Sawallisch Duits dirigent (1923-2013)

Wolfgang Sawallisch German conductor and pianist

Wolfgang Sawallisch německý dirigent

Вольфганг Завалліш

Заваллиш, Вольфганг

וולפגנג זאוואליש

ولفگانگ زاوالیش


サヴァリッシュ, ウォルフガング


German (311)

English (23)

Japanese (8)

Spanish (1)

Philadelphia maestros : Ormandy, Muti, SawallischThe post-war German tradition : Kempe, Keilberth, Sawallisch, Kubelik, Cluytens