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Philharmonia Chorus (London, England)

Works: 594 works in 1,658 publications in 6 languages and 32,659 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Music  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Librettos  History  Interviews  Excerpts  Marches (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Musician, Singer, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Philharmonia Chorus (London, England)
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

42 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in German and held by 1,348 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
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

44 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in German and Italian and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well loved team of Waltraud Meier and Placido Domingo join conductor Daniel Barenboim in a complete recording of Beethoven's intense and dramatic opera
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( )

31 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in Italian and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's last work is his only major comedy and one of his crowning glories. Judith Raskin and Luigi Alva are the enchanting Fenton and Nannetta who want to be married even though her father, Ford (Frank Guarrera), objects. Ford's wife Alice (Phyllis Curtin) is being wooed by Falstaff (Ezio Flagello) who is also interested in Meg Page (Mildred Miller). Fortunately Dame Quickly (Fedora Barbieri) is a match for Falstaff and teaches him a lesson
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

57 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

76 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters whose fiancés have gone off to war (or so they pretend), a clever maid, a cynical old philosopher, and those same two fiancés in disguise--six characters is all it takes for Mozart and his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, to explore both the fun and the heartbreak that love can lead to in this equally lighthearted and deeply human comedy. James Levine masterfully leads a stellar cast that includes Carol Vaness and Tatiana Troyanos as the sisters, Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson as their fiancés, Betsy Norden as Despina, and Richard Van Allen as Don Alfonso
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

38 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 779 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
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

28 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Kingsway Hall, London, Sept. and Nov. 1959
Prelude the best of Charlotte Church by Charlotte Church( Recording )

3 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1: Pie Jesu 3:26; 2: my Lagan Love 3:13; 3: In Trutina 2:06; 4: Panis Angelicus 4:11; 5: Amazing Grace 2:42; 6: Just Wave Hello 3:53; 7: la Pastorella 2:27; 8: She Moved THrough The Fair 3:01; 9: Ave Maria 2:48; 10: Dream A Dream 3:50; 11: The Flower Duet 3:56; 12: Habanera 4:28; 13: THe Prayer 4:25; 14: All Love Can Be 3:18; 15: It's The Heart That Matters Most 2:20; 16: Tantum Ergo 3:36; 17: Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:12; 18: Sancta Maria 3:07
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( )

31 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical excerpts drawn from Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus (EMI Classics 5 73851 2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on April 29 & 30, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Das Land des Lächelns Die lustige Witwe by Franz Lehár( )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in German and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Mond ; Die Kluge by Carl Orff( )

18 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Zigeunerbaron The gipsy baron by Johann Strauss( Recording )

15 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die lustige Witwe The merry widow : Urfassung = original version by Franz Lehár( Recording )

41 editions published between 1863 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die lustige Witwe: Operette in drei Akten. Libretto: Victor Léon und Leo Stein
Ein deutsches Requiem op. 45 by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in German and English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1: Slig sind, die da ledid tragen; 2: Denn allies fleisch, es ist wie gras; 3: Herr, lehre doch mich; 4: Wie lieblich sind deine wohnungen; 5: ihr habt hier keine bleibende statt; 6: denn wir haben hier keine bleibende statt; 7: Selig sind die toten
Don Giovanni : highlights by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

14 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in Italian and German and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from the original soundtrack of the Joseph Losey film
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff( )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana
Messa da Requiem Quattro pezzi sacri by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in Latin and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivan the Terrible concert scenario by Sergey Prokofiev( )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in Russian and German and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's magical fairy tale has enchanted and moved audiences for more than 200 years--which is easy to understand after hearing this broadcast, brilliantly conducted by James Levine. The handsome, stalwart prince Tamino (Francisco Araiza) must fight supernatural forces to rescue the beautiful princess (Kathleen Battle) with whom he has fallen in love--after seeing only her portrait. But Tamino is in a strange land and doesn't know whom he can trust, including Sarastro (Kurt Moll), the leader of a mysterious noble order
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