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Böhme, Kurt 1908-1989

Works: 658 works in 1,914 publications in 3 languages and 13,533 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Librettos  Filmed operas  Art music  Excerpts  Arrangements (Music)  Musical settings  Music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Editor, Vocalist, Other, Creator, Conductor, bas, 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 )

51 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

58 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of the legendary performances from the Met's vast archive of historic broadcasts. The incomparable Lauritz Melchior stars in the title role of the young hero who sets out to explore the world--killing the fierce dragon Fafner (Eduard Habich) and the evil dwarf Mime (Karl Laufkötter) along the way. When Wotan (the great Friedrich Schorr) tries to stop him, Siegfried uses his sword to break the god's spear and makes his way to the sleeping Brünnhilde (a radiant Kirsten Flagstad). He awakens her with a kiss--and sets in motion the events that, in the following opera, will bring about the end of the world. Kerstin Thorborg co-stars as Erda and Artur Bodanzky conducts
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( )

62 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 721 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
Antigonae by Carl Orff( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigonae: Ein Trauerspiel des Sophokles in der Uebersetzung von Friedrich Hölderlin
Die schweigsame Frau by Richard Strauss( )

7 editions published in 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die schweigsame Frau: Komische Oper in drei Aufzügen, op. 80. Libretto: Stefan Zweig
Palestrina : [musikalische Legende in drei Akten] by Hans Pfitzner( )

6 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 244 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
Der Barbier von Bagdad by Peter Cornelius( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelius: Der Barbier von Bagdad: Komische Oper in zwei Aufzügen / Busoni: Arlecchino oder Die Fenster: Ein theatralisches Capriccio in einem Aufzug
Die Zauberflöte : highlights by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 230 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
Der Ring by Richard Wagner( )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Préparation à l'écoute de l'opéra ; explication de l'intrigue et du livret ; étude des personnages et des voix."--Conteneurs
Singer portrait( )

in German and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music for wine lovers( )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classics by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Freischütz ; romantische Oper in 3 Aufzügen by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

12 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

12 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast of Wagner's most romantic opera stars René Kollo as the knight of the Holy Grail who arrives in a boat pulled by a swan to defend the innocent Elsa, played by Pilar Lorengar. Mignon Dunn is the dark and malevolent Ortrud who poisons the couple's happiness, with some help from her husband, Telramund (Donald McIntyre). James Levine leads the Met orchestra, bringing out the shimmer and the thunder of the score, along with every shade of expression in between
Die Frau ohne Schatten : Oper in drei Akten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

2 editions published in 1981 in German and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Boehme, Kurt 1908-1989

Böhme, K. 1908-1989

Böhme, Karl 1908-1989

Böhme, Kurt

Böhme, Kurt Gerhard

Kurt Böhme basso tedesco

Kurt Böhme Duits zanger (1908-1989)

Kurt Böhme German opera singer

Бёме, Курт


German (183)

Italian (6)

English (4)