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Böhm, Karl 1894-1981

Works: 3,635 works in 8,033 publications in 9 languages and 46,225 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Musical settings  Operas  Televised operas  Live sound recordings  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Author, Singer, per, Interviewee, Composer, Honoree, msd, Actor, con, l4, Artist, Director, Dedicatee
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karl Böhm
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

79 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

110 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's ode to the power of all-consuming love makes inhuman demands on the tenor and soprano who portray the two lovers. Fortunately in this broadcast we have Ramon Vinay as Tristan--a singing actor known for intensity and spontaneity in his stage appearances. His Isolde is the great American soprano Margaret Harshaw in her only broadcast of this role. The wronged King Marke, who loses both his wife and his best friend, is the superb Otto Edelmann. Fritz Stiedry conducts
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

124 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opname tijdens de Salzburger Festspiele 2 augustus 1954. Orfeo C 357 942 I
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

73 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 744 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
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( Recording )

44 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Levine, a longtime champion of this groundbreaking work, has conducted every Met performance of Wozzeck since 1974. He brings Berg's revolutionary score to dramatic life in this broadcast, leading an extraordinary cast headed by Christian Boesch and Hildegard Behrens. Boesch gives a heartbreaking performance as the poor, abused soldier of the title, and Behrens is stunning as his faithless and conflicted wife, Marie. Richard Cassilly sings the vain Drum Major who seduces her, and Ragnar Ulfung and Franz Mazura are the Captain and the Doctor, who mock and torture Wozzeck
Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )

45 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Birgit Nilsson gives a spectacular performance as Strauss's biblical princess. Walter Cassel is the imprisoned prophet Jochanaan, the object of Salome's desire. When he rejects her advances, Salome has no hesitation in exacting her murderous revenge. The infamous final scene, in which she kisses Jochanaan's severed head, is one of the most searing endings in all of opera--and one of Nilsson's legendary performances. Karl Böhm, a protégée and collaborator of Strauss, leads a authoritative, colorful, and impassioned rendition of the score, in a performance that also stars Karl Liebl as Herod, Irene Dalis as Herodias, and George Shirley as Narraboth
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

58 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great broadcasts in Met history, this performance of Strauss's stunning one-act drama truly deserves the adjective "legendary." The incomparable Birgit Nilsson delivers a searing portrayal of the title heroine, the Greek princess obsessed with avenging the murder of her father, Agamemnon. A passionate Leonie Rysanek is her sister, Chrysothemis, who longs for a normal life and begs Elektra to give up her fixation. Thomas Stewart sings Orest, their brother, and Jean Madeira, in her final Met appearance, gives a chilling performance as Klytämnestra, Elektra's mother. Strauss friend and protégé Karl Böhm conducts with unmatched authority and passion
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

37 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Biblical story of Salome and the imprisionment of John the Baptist
Turandot by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

86 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constanze, a young Spanish noblewoman, and her friends have been cpatured by pirates and sold as slaves to Pasha Selim, a Spaniard who was born a Christian, but who has become a Muslim. When Constanze's beloved, Belmonte, discovers her fate, he launches a plan to rescue her. Eventually, the Pasha frees the prisoners and all ends happily
Daphne by Richard Strauss( Recording )

43 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classical tragedy tells of the eponymous heroine, a sunlight-worshipping virgin who has no interest in earthbound romantic relationships. Unable to return her childhood-friend Leukippos's affections, and unwilling to don a special dress for the Dionysian festival, Daphne soon encounters a mysterious stranger, in the guise of a herdsman, who makes an unsuccessful attempt to wheedle her into romance. He ultimately reveals himself as Apollo, the god of the sun, and enters a violent rivalry with Leukippos for Daphne's affections that ends tragically for all
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen Songs of a wayfarer = Chants d'un compagnon errant ; Kindertotenlieder = Chants pour des enfants morts ; Rückert-Lieder by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

22 editions published between 1895 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrangementer til Wienerskolen, specielt til Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen
Symphonien nos. 35-41 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

19 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

93 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two centuries Fidelio's story of the power of love to fight tyranny and political oppression has inspired freedom fighters around the world. Beethoven's music uniquely captures the essence of the indomitable human spirit at its most noble. This cathartic performance, brilliantly led by Karl Böhm, brings together two legendary artists in their glorious prime: Jon Vickers as the unjustly imprisoned Florestan who is rescued by his faithful wife, Leonore, the great Birgit Nilsson in her very first performance of the role at the Met. Hermann Uhde is the malevolent Don Pizarro
Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester KV 622 ; Konzert für Oboe und Orchester KV 314 (285d) ; Konzert für Fagott und Orchester KV 191 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

26 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Zauberflöte Oper in zwei Aufzügen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

26 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

27 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great soprano Birgit Nilsson stars in her signature role of Isolde in this historic performance filmed live at the Theatre Antique d'Orange in France in 1973. Jon Vickers co-stars as Tristan in this famed production, which is performed under the musical direction of the legendary conductor Karl Böhm. This historic film of Wagner's monumental opera, performed by this incomparable cast, has been restored and digitally re-mastered
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electra is an outcast, unable to forget the murder of father Agamemnon by her mother Clytemnestra with the help of her lover Aegisthus. She waits for the day when her brother Orestes will avenge the murder. When news comes that Orestes is dead, Electra decides to avenge her father herself. But Orestes is not dead, and has returned to the palace in disguise. He kills Clytemnestra and Aegisthus. Electra dances in ecstasy, then falls dead to the floor
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

40 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's magical fairy tale has enchanted and moved audiences for more than 200 years--which is easy to understand after hearing this broadcast, brilliantly conducted by James Levine. The handsome, stalwart prince Tamino (Francisco Araiza) must fight supernatural forces to rescue the beautiful princess (Kathleen Battle) with whom he has fallen in love--after seeing only her portrait. But Tamino is in a strange land and doesn't know whom he can trust, including Sarastro (Kurt Moll), the leader of a mysterious noble order
Ich erinnere mich ganz genau. Autobiographie by Karl Böhm( Book )

42 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in German and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A life remembered : memoirs by Karl Böhm( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Boehm, Karl.

Boehm, Karl 1894-1981

Böhm, Carl 1894-1981

Bohm, Charles 1894-1981

Böhm, K. 1894-1981

Böhm, K. (Karl), 1894-1981

Böhm, Karl 1894-

Böhm, Karl 1894-1981

Böhm, Karl August Leopold.

Böhm, Karl August Leopold 1894-1981

Carolus Böhm

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Karl Böhm Austrian conductor

Karl Böhm direttore d'orchestra austriaco

Karl Böhm dirigent uit Oostenrijk (1894-1981)

Karl Böhm rakouský dirigent

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