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Sawallisch, Wolfgang 1923-2013

Works: 3,324 works in 6,334 publications in 8 languages and 54,505 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Song cycles  Songs and music  Songs  Symphonies  Oratorios 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Other, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Director, Musician, Singer, Composer, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Commentator, dir, Arranger, Narrator
Classifications: M1621.4, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wolfgang Sawallisch
Capriccio by Richard Strauss( )

54 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,728 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
Elektra by Richard Strauss( )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 738 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( )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 707 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
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

81 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 638 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
Die Zauberflote by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

25 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Elijah : op. 70 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

30 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 613 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
Elias by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

17 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elias: Oratorium in zwei Teilen für Soli, Chor und Orchester, op. 70
Symphonies nos. 1-4 ; Overture, scherzo & finale by Robert Schumann( )

9 editions published in 2002 in 4 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liebeslieder-Walzer op. 52 & op. 65 by Johannes Brahms( )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MATHIS, Edith (soprano). FASSBAENDER, Brigitte (contralto). SCHREIER, Peter (tenor). FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich (baritone). ENGEL, Karl (piano). SAWALLISCH, Wolfgang (piano)
Edda Moser singt Mozart by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Feen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in Italian and German and held by 473 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
Violin concerto no. 1 by Nicolò Paganini( )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilary Hahn er født i 1980, og er dermed av den yngre generasjonen fiolinister. Hun begynte å spille allerede som treåring, og viser et utrolig talent og stor spilleglede. Her er det konserter av Spohr og Paganini som blir spilt med hennes følsomme håndlag
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

34 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 437 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
Arabella by Richard Strauss( )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 429 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
Overtures by Carl Maria von Weber( )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 407 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)
Mosé by Gioacchino Rossini( )

31 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libretto by V.J. Etiene de Jouy & L. Balocchi
Violin concerto ; Sonata in E flat by Richard Strauss( )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies nos. 8 & 9 by Antonín Dvořák( )

3 editions published in 1999 and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathis der Maler : Symphonie by Paul Hindemith( Recording )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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, W. 1923-2013

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

Wolfgang Sawallisch tysk dirigent

Вольфганг Завалліш

Заваллиш, Вольфганг

Заваллиш, Вольфганг немецкий ди­ри­жёр и пиа­нист

וולפגנג זאוואליש

ولفگانگ زاوالیش


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