WorldCat Identities

Kuen, Paul 1910-1997

Overview
Works: 206 works in 571 publications in 7 languages and 3,289 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Music  Operas  Librettos  Musical settings  Cantatas, Secular  Filmed operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Concert films 
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 )

67 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,274 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 )

16 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigonae by Carl Orff( )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 179 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
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff( Recording )

27 editions published between 1953 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugune Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra are joined by the Rutgers University Choir, Janice Harsanyi, Rudolf Petrak, and Harve Presnell for this 1960 production of Orff's Carmina Burana
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

38 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

30 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kluge by Carl Orff( Recording )

8 editions published between 1956 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 89 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
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

2 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die beiden Schützen by Albert Lortzing( Recording )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in German and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

3 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 36 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
Das Rheingold Die Walküre. Siegfried. Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1973 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot by Ferruccio Busoni( Recording )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turandot: Eine chinesische Fabel in zwei Akten nach dem Drama von Carlo Gozzi
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 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

Not many companies have the resources to put on Wagner's only comedy with all the élan it deserves. The Met does, particularly when Music Director James Levine is conducting: his affection for the work is matched only by his skill at bringing it to life. Levine leads a top-flight cast of solo singers, plus a huge chorus and orchestra. James Morris conveys all of Hans Sachs wisdom, and humanity; Karita Mattila sparkles as Eva, the young woman in love with Walther, the impetuous knight, ardently sung by Ben Heppner
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 )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 15 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)
 
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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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