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Böhme, Kurt 1908-1989

Works: 727 works in 1,908 publications in 4 languages and 13,134 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Librettos  Excerpts  Filmed operas  Opera adaptations  Marches (Music)  Art music  Motion picture music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Editor, Vocalist, Other, Creator, Musician, bas, Conductor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Kurt Böhme
Most widely held works by Kurt Böhme
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

51 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loss of the Rheingold and the Delivery of the goddess Freia to Fasott
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( )

58 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of the legendary performances from the Met's vast archive of historic broadcasts. The incomparable Lauritz Melchior stars in the title role of the young hero who sets out to explore the world--killing the fierce dragon Fafner (Eduard Habich) and the evil dwarf Mime (Karl Laufkötter) along the way. When Wotan (the great Friedrich Schorr) tries to stop him, Siegfried uses his sword to break the god's spear and makes his way to the sleeping Brünnhilde (a radiant Kirsten Flagstad). He awakens her with a kiss--and sets in motion the events that, in the following opera, will bring about the end of the world. Kerstin Thorborg co-stars as Erda and Artur Bodanzky conducts
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( )

62 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Bohm's only studio version of the work was recorded in 1958. When Deutsche Grammophon originally planned to record the work, there were already two rival versions on the market: the Decca recording under Erich Kleiber and EMI's version under Herbert von Karajan. Karajan's recording was made in December 1956 and should have included Irmgard Seefried as Octavian and Rita Streich as Sophie, but in both cases cast changes became necessary: Seefried was replaced by the young Christa Ludwig, and pregnancy forced Rita Streich to withdraw. As a result, Deutsche Grammophon was able to use both these singers for its own recording exactly two years later. It boasts a wonderful cast, with the full-throated Marianne Schech as the Marschallin, Irmgard Seefried bringing a range of colour to the 'trouser' role of Octavian, Rita Streich light and exquisite as Sophie, and a rounded, lyrical portrait of Faninal from Fischer-Dieskau. The recording also reunited Bohm with his 'old' orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, an orchestra often referred to as the Zauberharfe or Magic Harp for the fluent and airborne quality of its sound
Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

84 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner said this early-Romantic gem was the most German of German operas. Its irresistible mix of colorful folklore, the spooky supernatural, a tender romance, and the passionate struggle between good and evil are all captured in Weber's tuneful and dramatic score. The cast in this rare U.S. performance is sensational: Sándor Kónya as our hero, the forester Max, who must win a shooting contest in order to marry his beloved Agathe (the ravishing Pilar Lorengar), despite the dark plotting of Caspar (Gerd Feldhoff)
Antigonae by Carl Orff( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigonae: Ein Trauerspiel des Sophokles in der Uebersetzung von Friedrich Hölderlin
Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

René Jacobs conducts this performance of Mozart's opera. With the RIAS Kammerchor and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

44 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

58 editions published between 1955 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Der Zigeunerbaron by Johann Strauss( )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

31 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strauss and Hofmannsthal's sumptuous and magical fairy tale receives an authoritative performance conducted by the great Karl Böhm, a protégé of the composer, in his last Met broadcast. The extraordinary cast is led by Leonie Rysanek as the Empress, the "woman without a shadow" of the title, who stars opposite James King as the ethereal Emperor, Walter Berry as the goodhearted Barak the Dyer, Ursula Schröder-Feinen as the hapless Dyer's Wife, and Mignon Dunn as the sinister Nurse
Die Ausflüge des Herrn Brouček by Leoš Janáček( )

4 editions published in 1994 in German and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Ausflüge des Herrn Broucek: Oper in zwei Akten. Libretto: Viktor Dyk und F.S. Prochazka. Deutsche Bearbeitung von Karlheinz Gutheim
Die schweigsame Frau by Richard Strauss( )

7 editions published in 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die schweigsame Frau: Komische Oper in drei Aufzügen, op. 80. Libretto: Stefan Zweig
Palestrina : [musikalische Legende in drei Akten] by Hans Pfitzner( )

6 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palestrina is claimed to have 'saved the arts of counterpoint and polyphony' in the face of a Papal edict that church music must be more traditional and revert to plainsong. Palestrina produces a work that contains all the 'modern' and 'sinful' musical styles the Pope disapproves of. Upon hearing the work, the Pope and Palestrina's arch critic, Archbishop Borromeo relents
Der Barbier von Bagdad by Peter Cornelius( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius: Der Barbier von Bagdad: Komische Oper in zwei Aufzügen / Busoni: Arlecchino oder Die Fenster: Ein theatralisches Capriccio in einem Aufzug
Der Freischütz : Oper in drei Akten by Carl Maria von Weber( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Zauberflöte : highlights by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zu Hilfe! Zu Hilfe! -- Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja -- Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön -- O zittre nicht, mein lieber Sohn! -- Hm, hm, hm ... (Quintet) -- Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen -- Wei stark ist nicht dein Zauberton -- O Isis und Osiris -- Wie? Wie? Wie? (Quintet) -- Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden -- Der Hölle Rache -- Ach, ich fühl's -- Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen -- Papageno-Papagena duet -- Die Strahlen der Sonne vertreiben die Nacht
Der Ring by Richard Wagner( )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Préparation à l'écoute de l'opéra ; explication de l'intrigue et du livret ; étude des personnages et des voix."--Conteneurs
Singer portrait( )

in German and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for wine lovers( )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classics by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Boehme, Kurt 1908-1989

Böhme, K. 1908-1989

Böhme, Karl 1908-1989

Böhme, Kurt

Böhme, Kurt Gerhard

Kurt Böhme basso tedesco

Kurt Böhme Duits zanger (1908-1989)

Kurt Böhme German opera singer

Бёме, Курт


German (344)

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English (15)

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