WorldCat Identities

Kuen, Paul 1910-1997

Overview
Works: 213 works in 555 publications in 7 languages and 3,310 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Music  Librettos  Filmed operas  Art music  Musical settings  Cantatas  Songs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Kuen
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

68 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loss of the Rheingold and the Delivery of the goddess Freia to Fasott
Der Mond ; Die Kluge by Carl Orff( Recording )

7 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in German and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigonae by Carl Orff( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigonae: Ein Trauerspiel des Sophokles in der Uebersetzung von Friedrich Hölderlin
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

23 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 189 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
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

15 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Die Kluge by Carl Orff( Recording )

24 editions published between 1943 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kluge: Geschichte von dem König und der klugen Frau: Oper in zwölf Szenen / Der Mond: Kleines Welttheater in einem Akt
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff( Recording )

26 editions published between 1953 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 159 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
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

28 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zum 200. Geburtstag von Richard Wagner erscheint bei GoyaLiT sein Meisterwerk "Der Ring des Nibelungen" als Ein-Mann-Hörspiel. Mit seinem Live-Hörspiel-Format Kaminski ON AIR inszeniert Stefan Kaminski das monumentale Meisterwerk um Macht, Liebe, Gier, Rache und die Abgründe der menschlichen Gesellschaft modern und klassisch zugleich. Voller Aberwitz und Komik, sogar Slapstick, dann wieder mit tiefer Tragik in zarten Momenten knapp über der Stille und herrlichem Pathos führt dieser Vierteiler ungebremst in die Apokalypse. Von Musikern begleitet schlüpft der Ausnahmesprecher selbst in alle Rollen, spricht Riesen und Zwerge, Frauen und Männer, Götter und Herrscher, Geliebte und außergewöhnliche Helden. Musik, Atmosphäre und Geräuschmaterial werden live gespielt und erzeugt. "Man sollte den Stoff am besten in groben Zügen kennen, dann nämlich hat man besonders viel Spaß an den Verfremdungen. Kaminskis Ring-Version hat viele parodistische Elemente, macht sich aber nie lustig. Und bei allen klanglichen Unterschieden: Textlich bleibt er nah bei Wagner, durchsetzt die Geschichte dazu mit einer gehörigen Portion Moderne - und mit Zitaten aus Shakespeares "Hamlet" oder Tolkiens "Herr der Ringe". Jeder der vier Teile klingt anders: Das sphärische Rheingold wird gefolgt von der erdig-dumpfen Walküre voller Tuba- und Cello-Klängen, während Siegfried an vielen Stellen wie ein 80er-Jahre-Neue-Deutsche-Welle-Pop-Musical daherkommt" (ndr.de)
Hans Knappertsbusch conducts Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trionfi [trittico teatrale] by Carl Orff( Recording )

2 editions published between 1950 and 1964 in Latin and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's revolutionary score changed the world of music with its radical portrayal of an all-consuming passion that can only be fulfilled in death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Isolde, one of her greatest roles, in her second Met season. Karl Liebl is Tristan, the man she loves--and the best friend of the man she is forced to marry. Jerome Hines is the sorrowful King Marke and Irene Dalis sings Isolde's stalwart companion, Brangäne
Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

4 editions published in 1993 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Die beiden Schützen by Albert Lortzing( Recording )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in German and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg): Overture performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting. [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]
Turandot eine chinesische Fabel nach Gozzi in zwei Akten by Ferruccio Busoni( Recording )

1 edition published in 1983 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried : zweiter Tag aus dem Bühnenfestspiel Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in German and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 16 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)
Das Rheingold : highlights by Richard Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1971 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scene 1: Alberich steals the Rhinemaidens Gold Interlude: Daybreak over Valhalla-Scene 2: Wotan and Fricka (14:11); Scene 2: The Giants abduct Freia-The Gods grow old-Interlude: Descent into Nibelheim-Scene 3 Alberich and Mimi (12:26); Scene 4: Bin ich nun frei (Alberich's Curse) (3:55); Scene 4: Weiche Wotan! (Erda's warning)- Fafner kills Fasolt-Forging of the Rainbow Bridge-Entry of the Gods in Valhalla (24:16) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Georg Solti, conductor Oda Balsborg, Woglinde Hetty Plumacher, Wellgunde
 
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Kuehn, Paul 1910-1997

Paul Kuën deutscher Opernsänger (Charaktertenor)

Paul Kuën Duits zanger

Paul Kuën German opera singer

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