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Fassbaender, Brigitte

Works: 1,436 works in 3,906 publications in 5 languages and 38,797 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Song cycles  Masses  Cantatas  Musical settings  Songs  Televised operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Narrator, Vocalist, Writer of accompanying material, Author, Other, Author of introduction, Musician, Contributor, Interviewee, Actor, Speaker, Director, Librettist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Brigitte Fassbaender
Most widely held works by Brigitte Fassbaender
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Recording )

67 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron von Eisenstein is supposed to go to jail for eight days for a minor offense, but decides to attend a ball first. When the govenor of the jail comes to take him away he finds the Baroness entertaining a former suitor. To avoid difficulty she persuades the suitor to pose as her husband and go to jail for a night. She then goes to the ball alone and faces other complications. The next morning everyone arrives at the jail and all confusions are eventually cleared up
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( )

58 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at St. Lukes in London, a live recording of the soaring Mass in B Minor performed with the never-mailed-in performance by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by John Eliot Gardiner during the course of their wildly successful 2014 European tour
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

47 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan und Isolde: Handlung in drei Aufzügen
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

37 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Die Fledermaus : Highlights by Johann Strauss( )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in German and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lulu by Alban Berg( )

56 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christine Schäfer sings the title role in Berg's twelve-tone masterpiece--the femme fatale who so enthralls admirers both male and female that they are powerless to halt their own destruction. Among them are Dr. Schön (James Courtney) and his son Alwa (David Kuebler), the Countess Geschwitz (Hanna Schwarz), the Painter (Clifton Forbes), two princes, an acrobat, and a schoolboy. But the magnetic Lulu is the emotional vortex around which everything revolves--all the way through her own downward spiral, until she is brutally murdered by Jack the Ripper. Maestro James Levine brings unparalleled insight and unexpected lyricism to the score, leading a powerful performance
Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der deutsche Bariton Christian Gerhaher ist zweifellos einer der besten Liedsänger der Welt. Auf seiner neuen CD widmet er sich gemeinsam mit Kent Nagano und dem Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal sowie Klaus Florian Vogt, Tenor, erstmals Mahlers berühmtem Werk "Das Lied von der Erde", seiner Vertonung von sieben Gedichten für Tenor, Alt und Orchester, laut Mahlers eigenem Bekunden "das Persönlichste, was ich je geschrieben habe". Das Werk komponierte Mahler 1907, einem Jahr, in dem sein Leben durch mehrere schwere Schicksalsschläge (dem Tod seiner Tochter, dem Rücktritt als Direktor der Wiener Hofoper und eigener Krankheit) gezeichnet war. Christian Gerhaher, Klaus Florian Vogt und dem Orchester unter Nagano gelingt es, die Tiefen und die Farbigkeit von Mahlers Werk in allen Details auszuloten. Nr. 1 Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde: Allegro pesante Nr. 2 Der Einsame im Herbst: Etwas schleichend. Ermüdet Nr. 3 Von der Jugend: Behaglich heiter Nr. 4 Von der Schönheit: Comodo. Dolcissimo Nr. 5 Der Trunkene im Frühling: Allegro Nr. 6 Der Abschied: Schwer
Oedipe by Georges Enesco( )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipe: Tragédie-lyrique en quatre actes, op. 23. Livret: Edmond Fleg
Martha by Friedrich von Flotow( Recording )

53 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martha" Anneliese Rothenberger, soprano Brigitte Fassbaender, mezzo-soprano Nicolai Gedda, tenor Hermann Prey, baritone Orchestra and Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera, Munich Robert Heger, conductor Libretto included
Lieder by Franz Liszt( )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( Recording )

50 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vienna boy's Choir ; Vienna
Rigoletto : highlights by Giuseppe Verdi( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capriccio by Richard Strauss( )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 477 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
Can-can : best of Offenbach by Jacques Offenbach( )

4 editions published in 2010 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young listeners are introduced to the music of Mozart with one of his most iconic works, The Magic Flute
Elektra : opera in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )

44 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vienna State Opera performs Richard Strauss' opera Elektra. Cast: Eva Marton and Brigitte Fassbänder
Palestrina : [musikalische Legende in drei Akten] by Hans Pfitzner( )

29 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 424 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
Werke für Chor und Orchester by Johannes Brahms( )

27 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Klagende Lied by Gustav Mahler( )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waldmarchen=Forest tale=Histoire de la Foret--Der Spielmann=The minstrel=Le menestrel--Hochzeitsstuck=Wedding piece=Le mariage
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Alternative Names
B. Fassbaender

Birgitte Fassbaender

Brigitte Fassbaender

Brigitte Fassbaender artiste lyrique

Brigitte Fassbaender artiste lyrique allemande

Brigitte Fassbaender Duits zangeres

Brigitte Fassbaender mezzosoprano tedesco

Brigitte Fassbaender singer

Brigitte Fassbaender tysk sångare

Brigitte Fassbaender tysk sanger

Brigitte Fassbaender tysk songar

Fassbaender 1939-

Fassbaenderová, Brigitte

Fassbänder, Brigitte.

Fassbänder, Brigitte 1939-

Фассбендер, Бригитта

בריגיטה פסבנדר

بريغيت فاسبايندر


German (398)

Italian (75)

French (30)

English (26)

Latin (18)