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Böhme, Kurt 1908-1989

Works: 687 works in 1,749 publications in 3 languages and 9,709 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Librettos  Art music  Filmed operas  Excerpts  Marches (Music)  Music  Musical settings 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Editor, Vocalist, Other, bas, Conductor, Creator, Musician
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 )

47 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

53 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

81 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 549 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)
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

61 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 472 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
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

42 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

29 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 310 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
Antigonae by Carl Orff( )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigonae: Ein Trauerspiel des Sophokles in der Uebersetzung von Friedrich Hölderlin
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 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palestrina : [musikalische Legende in drei Akten] by Hans Pfitzner( )

6 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 220 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
Singer portrait( )

in German and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for wine lovers( )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Zauberflöte : highlights by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 207 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
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

44 editions published between 1955 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Gräfin Mariza by Emmerich Kálmán( Recording )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gräfin Mariza: Operette in drei Akten. Libretto: Julius Brammer und A.Grünwald
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

23 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El anillo del nibelungo en alemán, es un ciclo de cuatro óperas épicas, basadas libremente en figuras y elementos de la mitología germánica, particularmente las Sagas islandesas. Estas operas son, El oro del Rin (Das Rheingold), La valquiria (Die Walküre), Sigfrido (Siegfried) y El ocaso de los dioses (Götterdämmerung)
Boccaccio by Franz von Suppé( Recording )

30 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boccaccio: Operette in drei Akten. Libretto: Friedrich Zell und Richard Genée
Der Graf von Luxemburg by Franz Lehár( Recording )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) WACHTER, Eberhard (baritone). (1) SUKIS, Lilian (soprano). (1) KUNZ, Erich (baritone). (1) FROHLICH, Peter. (1) PAPOUSCHEK, Helga (soprano). (1) SOWINETZ, Kurt. (1) GRAUNKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. (1) GOLDSCHMIDT, Walter (conductor)
Die Entführung aus dem Serail : komisches Singspiel in 3 Akten ; Bastien und Bastienne : Singspiel in einem Akt by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

3 editions published in 1966 in German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 98 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
Fra Diavolo : Querschnitt by D. F. E Auber( Recording )

14 editions published between 1951 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra Diavolo,complete opera in German Saxon State Orchestra, Karl Elmendorff, conductor Irma Beilke,soprano Hans Hopf,tenor Lorenz Fehenberger, tenor Gottlob Frick, baasso Arno Shellenberg,baritone Kurt Bohme, basso The Dresden State Opera
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Boehme, Kurt 1908-1989

Böhme, K. 1908-1989

Böhme, Karl 1908-1989

Böhme, Kurt

Kurt Böhme basso tedesco

Kurt Böhme Duits zanger (1908-1989)

Kurt Böhme German opera singer

Бёме, Курт


German (375)

Italian (34)

English (12)