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Leinsdorf, Erich 1912-1993

Works: 2,571 works in 4,836 publications in 8 languages and 44,341 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Interviews  History  Librettos 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Author, Arranger, Interviewee, Commentator, per, Singer, Other, Editor, Instrumentalist, Author of introduction, Director, con, Composer
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

81 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Mandarin announces the law of the land ("Popolo di Pekino: La legge e questa...)": Any man who desires to wed Turandot must first answer her three riddles. If he fails, he will be beheaded. The Prince of Persia has failed and is to be beheaded at moonrise. As the crowd surges towards the gates of the palace, crying for blood, a blind old man is pushed to the ground while his slave-girl, Li?, cries for help. A young man hears her cry and recognizes the old man as his long-lost father Timur, the deposed king of Tartary. The young Prince of Tartary urges his father not to speak his name because he fears the Chinese rulers who have conquered Tartary. Timur tells his son that of all his servants, only Li? has remained faithful to him. When the Prince asks her why, she tells him that once, long ago in the palace, he smiled upon her"-Wikipedia (Sept 2006)
The composer's advocate : a radical orthodoxy for musicians by Erich Leinsdorf( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and Russian and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, the author puts forward his theory that the role of the conductor is to discover, and then deliver upon, the intentions of the great composers for how they wanted their compositions to sound
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

67 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

69 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark, daunting role of Lady Macbeth requires a great singing actress to bring to life everything Verdi--and Shakespeare--wrote. Shortly before this broadcast, the Viennese soprano Leonie Rysanek made her Met debut in the role--and right away became a legend. The intensity of her soaring soprano and her charismatic stage presence made her a beloved favorite of the New York audience for almost 40 years. With the great Verdi baritone Leonard Warren in the title role and Carlo Bergonzi and Jerome Hines also in the cast, this Macbeth is one for the ages
Die tote Stadt by Erich Wolfgang Korngold( Recording )

52 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die tote Stadt: Oper in drei Akten, op.12. Libretto: Paul Schott (Julius Korngold)
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

43 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PRYCE, Leontyne (soprano). BERGONZI, Carlo (tenor). MERRILL, Robert (baritone). VERRETT, Shirley (mezzo-soprano). GRIST, Reri (soprano). FLAGELLO, Ezio (bass). MAZZOLI, Ferruccio (bass). PALMA, Piero de (tenor). LACOPUCCI, Fernando (tenor). BARIO, Mario II (baritone). RCA ITALIAN OPERA CHORUS. RENATA CORTIGLIONI CHILDREN'S CHORUS. RCA ITALIAN OPERA ORCHESTRA. LEINSDORF, Erich (conductor)
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

33 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 578 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 Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

81 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her only pre-World War II Met broadcast of Die Walküre, the incomparable Kirsten Flagstad gives a magisterial performance as Brünnhilde, the warrior maiden and favorite daughter of Wotan, lord of the gods, sung by the marvelous Julius Huehn. Lauritz Melchior as Siegmund and Marjorie Lawrence as Sieglinde are a Wälsung couple for the ages, and Karin Branzell is magnificent as Fricka, Wotan's wife. Twenty-eight-year-old Erich Leinsdorf leads this dramatic performance of the Ring cycle's second chapter. This performance is taken from the CD box set Wagner at The Met, released by Sony Classical
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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O paradiso : great opera arias by Jussi Björling( )

5 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )

42 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 400 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

20 editions published between 1958 and 1997 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
Plácido Domingo sings Caruso by Plácido Domingo( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Italian and German and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domingo sings arias from 14 operas with which Caruso was identified
Operatic arias by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

12 editions published between 1948 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Sutherland's legendary 1959 debut operatic recital for Decca, released on a single CD for the first time, with bonus tracks taken from the 1950s L'Oiseau Lyre Handel recording
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

59 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 314 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
Piano concerto by Elliott Carter( Recording )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cadenza : a musical career by Erich Leinsdorf( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The composer's advocate : a radical orthodoxy for musicians
Alternative Names
Erich Leinsdorf American conductor

Erich Leinsdorf Amerikaans dirigent (1912-1993)

Erich Leinsdorf direttore d'orchestra austriaco

Landauer, Erich.

Landauer Erich 1912-1993

Leinsdorf, Eric, 1912-1993

Leinsdorf, Erlich

Еріх Ляйнсдорф

Ляйнсдорф, Эрих

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