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London, George 1920-1985

Works: 591 works in 1,682 publications in 10 languages and 13,283 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Musical settings  Requiems  Music  Librettos  Excerpts  Masses  Arrangements (Music) 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Commentator, Instrumentalist, Other, Vocalist, Musician, Conductor, Narrator
Classifications: M2010, 782.1
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Most widely held works about George London
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Most widely held works by George London
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

77 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loss of the Rheingold and the Delivery of the goddess Freia to Fasott
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

163 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded July and August, 1951, during actual performances at the Bayreuth Festival Theatre
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Recording )

70 editions published between 1955 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star soprano Renée Fleming gives a radiant performance in the title role of Strauss's opera, a bittersweet comedy set in 1860s Vienna, starring as the beautiful daughter of an impoverished noble family. Hans-Joachim Ketelsen is Mandryka, the wealthy landowner and unlikely suitor who wins Arabella's heart. Barbara Bonney sings Zdenka, Arabella's younger sister, and Raymond Very is Matteo, the officer who thinks he is in love with Arabella but unexpectedly finds his happiness elsewhere. Judith Forst and Eric Halfvarson round out the cast as Count and Countess Waldner, Arabella and Zdenka's parents. Christoph Eschenbach conducts
Le nozze di Figaro K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

53 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

34 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who could resist the tales of Hoffmann when ardent-voiced tenor Nicolai Gedda as the title hero of Offenbach's opera spins them? Combining dark German romanticism with scintillating music, the stories tell of the poet's ill-fated relationships with four women. Gedda is paired with the great singing actor George London as his constant nemesis. Jean Morel conducts this French masterpiece
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

37 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Sieglinde and Siegmund
Paul Hindemith conducts his A requiem for those we love "When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd." by Paul Hindemith( Recording )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd: Requiem for Those We Love for mezzo-soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra. Text: Walt Whitman
Of gods and demons : famous operatic arias and dramatic scenes by George London( )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary performance of Verdi's unforgettable Requiem features a dream cast: soprano Leontyne Price, equally acclaimed for her soaring phrasing and the nobility with which she sings the words, is joined by Plácido Domingo, one of the great Verdi tenors of his generation, distinguished mezzo-soprano Florence Quivar, and magnificent bass John Cheek. Under James Levine's inspired conducting, the Met Orchestra and Chorus deliver a thrilling account of this breathtaking score
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

31 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 318 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" (
Scenes from Boris Godunov ; Pictures at an exhibition by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in Russian and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy( Recording )

31 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star conductor Simon Rattle leads a superb cast in this mesmerizing performance of Debussy's rarely staged opera. Stéphane Degout and Magdalena Kožená are the tragic title couple--lovers caught in a web of passion as strong as it is forbidden. Gerald Finley delivers a remarkable portrayal of Golaud, Mélisande's husband and Pelléas's half-brother, and Felicity Palmer is their mother, Geneviève. Willard White brings dramatic and vocal intensity to the brief but crucial role of the blind old king Arkel
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Recording )

16 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rchestra ; Herbert von Karajan, con
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

59 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast features two great singing actors of the 20th century at the height of their powers and in roles that will be forever associated with them. George London is the tormented Flying Dutchman of legend, condemned to sail the seas unless he can find a woman who will remain true to him until her death. Leonie Rysanek is Senta, the innocently obsessed young girl who kills herself to save him. Together, they bring Wagner's early opera to thrilling life
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

21 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Layton conducts the Choir of Trinity College's performance of Herbert Howell's ode to the transience of life
The flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner( Recording )

13 editions published between 1961 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great moments from Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

33 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When George London stepped on stage as the legendary lover Don Giovanni, audiences gasped. Handsome and effortlessly charismatic, he promised to fulfill every woman's desire. No wonder the beautiful Lisa Della Casa (Elvira) didn't want to let him go, and Eleanor Steber (Anna) wants to put off her wedding for another year. Ezio Flagello is the servant Leporello and Cesare Valletti is a very aristocratic Don Ottavio. The great conductor Karl Böhm revisits the opera of his Met debut
Symphony no. 8 in E-flat a 1950 concert performance by Gustav Mahler( )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

18 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 155 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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Burnnon, George.

Burnnon, George 1920-

Burnnon, George 1920-1985

Burnson, George.

Burnson, George, 1920-

Burnson, George 1920-1985

Burnstein George.

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Burnstein, George, 1920-

Burnstein, George 1920-1985

George London basso-baritono canadese

George London Canadees zanger (1920-1985)

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George London opera singer from Canada

London, Džordž.

London, Georg.

London, Georg 1920-1985

London, Georges.

London, Georges 1919-1985

Τζωρτζ Λόντον

Лондон, Джордж

Лондон, Джордж, 1920-1985