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Sawallisch, Wolfgang 1923-2013

Works: 3,016 works in 6,183 publications in 8 languages and 54,066 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Song cycles  Excerpts  Songs and music  Symphonies  Oratorios  Interviews 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Other, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Director, Musician, Singer, Composer, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Narrator, Arranger, dir, Commentator
Classifications: M1621.4, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wolfgang Sawallisch
Capriccio by Richard Strauss( )

60 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,758 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 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young listeners are introduced to the music of Mozart with one of his most iconic works, The Magic Flute
Horn concertos by Richard Strauss( )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Mond ; Die Kluge by Carl Orff( )

36 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elektra by Richard Strauss( )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 744 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
Winterreise by Franz Schubert( )

35 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 716 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( )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

90 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 654 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
Elijah : op. 70 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

38 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es normal, lamentablemente, que cuando llegan grandes grabaciones a nuestras tiendas de discos rápidamente se agoten y no aparezcan más. Este registro de "Elias", el oratorio más importante de Felix Mendelssohn, es del año 1966 y está dirigido por el maestro Wolfgang Sawallisch. Acompañan a los solistas, excelentes por demás, el coro y la orquesta de la Gewandhaus de Leipzig, la misma de la que Mendelssohn fuera titular. La versión del maestro Sawallisch es sencillamente una referencia
Mathis der Maler : Symphonie by Paul Hindemith( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elias by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

13 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 1 ; Variations on a theme by Haydn ; Tragic overture by Johannes Brahms( )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Feen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edda Moser singt Mozart by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in Italian and German and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed at the 2006 Innsbruck Festival, Rene Jacobs leads a riveting production that is illustrated by the notion of Don Giovanni as a young rebel and taboo-breaker. Jacobs also tries to respect Mozart's original intentions as closely as possible
Overtures by Carl Maria von Weber( )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA. (1) SAWALLISCH, Wolfgang (conductor). (2) PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA. (2) SAWALLISCH, Wolfgang (conductor). (3) PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA. (3) SAWALLISCH, Wolfgang (conductor). (4) PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA. (4) SAWALLISCH, Wolfgang (conductor). (5) PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA. (5) SAWALLISCH, Wolfgang (conductor). (6) PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA. (6) SAWALLISCH, Wolfgang (conductor). (7) PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA. (7) SAWALLISCH, Wolfgang (conductor)
Arabella by Richard Strauss( )

34 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star soprano Renée Fleming gives a radiant performance in the title role of Strauss's opera, a bittersweet comedy set in 1860s Vienna, starring as the beautiful daughter of an impoverished noble family. Hans-Joachim Ketelsen is Mandryka, the wealthy landowner and unlikely suitor who wins Arabella's heart. Barbara Bonney sings Zdenka, Arabella's younger sister, and Raymond Very is Matteo, the officer who thinks he is in love with Arabella but unexpectedly finds his happiness elsewhere. Judith Forst and Eric Halfvarson round out the cast as Count and Countess Waldner, Arabella and Zdenka's parents. Christoph Eschenbach conducts
Violin concerto no. 1 by Nicolò Paganini( )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 463 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
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

33 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power and radiance of the Lohengrin score express Wagner's deeply held belief that love is essentially mystical. The frail and lovely Elsa of Brabant is accused of murdering her own brother, but God sends a mysterious knight, Lohengrin, to defend her honor
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Alternative Names
Savalish, Volʹfgang

Savalish, Volfgang 1923-

Savalish, Volʹfgang 1923-2013

Savarisshu, Vorufugangu, 1923-

Savarisshu, Vorufugangu 1923-2013

Sawalisch, Wolfgang.

Sawallisch, W.

Sawallisch, Wolfgang

Sawallisch, Wolfgang, 1923-

Wolfgang Sawallisch

Wolfgang Sawallisch chef d'orchestre et pianiste allemand

Wolfgang Sawallisch deutscher Dirigent und Pianist

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

Заваллиш, Вольфганг немецкий ди­ри­жёр и пиа­нист

וולפגנג זאוואליש

ولفگانگ زاوالیش


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