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Thorborg, Kerstin 1896-1970

Works: 382 works in 787 publications in 6 languages and 2,302 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Musical settings  Song cycles  Songs  Music  Filmed operas  Art music  Excerpts 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, Other
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Kerstin Thorborg
Most widely held works by Kerstin Thorborg
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

31 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's revolutionary score changed the world of music with its radical portrayal of an all-consuming passion that can only be fulfilled in death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Isolde, one of her greatest roles, in her second Met season. Karl Liebl is Tristan, the man she loves--and the best friend of the man she is forced to marry. Jerome Hines is the sorrowful King Marke and Irene Dalis sings Isolde's stalwart companion, Brangäne
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

33 editions published between 1944 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even by the Met's own high standards, this Walküre cast is nothing short of breathtaking. Lauritz Melchior's truly heroic Siegmund beautifully complements Rose Bampton's feminine, appealing Sieglinde. No wonder Helen Traubel (Brünnhilde) melts when she sees the depths of their love for each other. But Kerstin Thorborg's imperious Fricka is unyielding in her demands that her husband, Wotan (Herbert Janssen), punish Siegmund for breaking the laws of marriage. With menacing, black-voiced bass Alexander Kipnis as the aggrieved Hunding, and conducted by George Szell, this is Wagner at his most stirring
Toscanini by Arturo Toscanini( )

2 editions published in 1999 and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

38 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lauritz Melchior heads a stellar cast in this remarkable broadcast of Wagner's Romantic opera. As the knightly title hero, he comes to the aid of Elsa (Astrid Varnay), the innocent young woman accused of murdering her brother by the evil Ortrud (Kerstin Thorborg) and her husband, the scheming Telramund (Alexander Sved). Norman Cordon sings King Henry, and Erich Leinsdorf conducts.This performance is taken from the CD box set Wagner at The Met, released by Sony Classical
Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

29 editions published between 1936 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Lied von der Erde: Sinfonie für Alt, Tenor und Orchester. Text: Hans Bethge. Bearbeitung für Kammerorchester von Arnold Schönberg und Rainer Riehn
Unforgettable voices in unforgotten performances from the German operatic repertoire( Recording )

2 editions published in 1969 in German and Multiple languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recording of the Jan. 30, 1937 radio broadcast from New York City
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )

14 editions published between 1949 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance presents the great Leonie Rysanek in one of her most memorable roles--the teenage Judean princess Salome. Obsessed with the prophet Jochanaan, the Biblical John the Baptist (Norman Bailey), she skillfully manipulates her lecherous stepfather Herod (Ragnar Ulfung) until he has no choice but to have the holy man killed for spurning the princess's advances. The legendary Astrid Varnay is Salome's mother, Herodias. Highlights of the score include the Dance of the Seven Veils and Salome's final monologue, one of the supreme dramatic achievements in all of opera
The song of the earth by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

6 editions published between 1936 and 1972 in 4 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Recording )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rchestra ; Herbert von Karajan, con
Critic's choice : the treasury of immortal performances( Recording )

1 edition published in 1950 in Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

10 editions published between 1940 and 2005 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gluck’s retelling of one of the world’s greatest myths has always attracted extraordinary singing actors. In this classic broadcast, Kerstin Thorborg brings her warm, rich contralto to the role of Orfeo, delivering a striking portrayal of a young man and artist consumed by grief over the loss of his great love. Soprano Jarmila Novotná is the personification of charm and femininity as Euridice, Orfeo’s beloved wife whom he rescues from the underworld only to see her die again. Marita Farell sings Amore, the god of love, who sets things right. Erich Leinsdorf conducts
Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in German and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Götterdämmerung : (Excerpts) by Richard Wagner( Recording )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends of opera in live performance( Recording )

in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinguished soprano Zinka Milanov brought out the emotion and drama of Verdi's sweeping vocal lines like few others. She's heard here as Amelia, a woman accused of betraying her husband, Renato (Josef Metternich), with his best friend Riccardo, the country's ruler (Richard Tucker). Seeking a way out of her hopeless situation she follows the advice of the fortuneteller Ulrica (Jean Madeira)--only to set in motion a series of events that lead to death and tragedy. A young Roberta Peters sings the page Oscar and Dimitri Mitropoulos conducts
Bruno Walter conducts Mahler by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

3 editions published in 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
Requiem mass by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

4 editions published in 1975 in Latin and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Kerstin Thorborg artiste lyrique

Kerstin Thorborg contralto e mezzosoprano svedese

Kerstin Thorborg schwedische Opernsängerin

Kerstin Thorborg svensk sångare

Kerstin Thorborg svensk sanger

Kerstin Thorborg svensk songar

Kerstin Thorborg Swedish operatic contralto

Kerstin Thorborg Zweeds zangeres (1896-1970)

Thorberg, Kristen 1896-1970

Thorborg, Kirsten 1896-1970

Керстин Торборг шведская оперная певица