WorldCat Identities

Uhde, Hermann 1914-1965

Works: 137 works in 456 publications in 4 languages and 2,375 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Musical settings  Overtures  Live sound recordings  Interviews  Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, Author, per
Classifications: M1500.W13, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hermann Uhde
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )
43 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legendary American diva Eleanor Steber is radiant as the maligned Elsa, falsely accused of murdering her brother by the sinister Telramund (Hermann Uhde). Elsa is saved by the appearance of the heroic Knight of the Grail, Lohengrin (Brian Sullivan), who defeats Telramund in trial by combat. But Telramund's wife, the evil sorceress Ortrud (Margaret Harshaw), has other plans in this contest between good and evil. Fritz Stiedry conducts this thrilling performance, which also features the young James McCracken, one of the great dramatic tenors of the 20th century, in a minor role as one of the Nobles
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )
45 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wagner's mystical opera makes extraordinary demands on the conductor, but James Levine is renowned for the special affection and authority he brings to this transcendent work. The music shimmers and glows, evoking the legendary world of the Knights of the Holy Grail and the pure fool who brings healing power to the land. Peter Hofmann stars as the questing title hero, Jerome Hines sings the wise old man, Gurnemanz, and Mignon Dunn is the voluptuous Kundry, whose erotic temptations almost ensnare the young hero
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )
40 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Broadcast December 30th, 1950
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )
34 editions published between 1952 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Siegfried and Brünnhilde are the ideal mythical couple: the greatest hero the world has ever seen, born of a divine father, and a fearless warrior maiden of equally noble ancestry. As he takes off for more heroic adventures at the beginning of this final part of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, he even gives her his all-powerful ring as reminder of their love. The next time they meet, he's about to marry another woman--and swears he has never seen Brünnhilde. The culmination of one the grandest theatrical journeys, this opera features some of Wagner's most ravishingly beautiful and emotionally shattering music. Margaret Harshaw and Wolfgang Windgassen are the ill-fated couple, with Kurt Böhme as the evil mastermind Hagen
Antigonae [A tragedy by Sophocles, in a version in German by Friedrich Hölderlin ; English translation by Amathe von Zeppelin. Scenes 4 and 5] by Carl Orff( Recording )
11 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antigonae: Ein Trauerspiel des Sophokles in der Uebersetzung von Friedrich Hölderlin
Messe Nr. 5, As-dur, D. 678 by Franz Schubert( Recording )
4 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in Latin and English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mass in A flat major Sinfonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks Georg Ratzinger, director
Cäcilien-Messe by Charles Gounod( Recording )
5 editions published in 1966 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )
25 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hans Knappertsbusch conducts Wagner Götterdämmerung : Bayreuth 1951 by Richard Wagner( Recording )
1 edition published in 1999 in German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die ägyptische Helena by Richard Strauss( Recording )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deborah Voigt brings sumptuous vocalism and dramatic presence to the title role of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's re-imagination of the Helen myth. Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, the story is based on the premise that the Helen who came to Troy was a phantom, while the real, faithful one was spirited away. After the war, she is reunited with her husband, Menelas, sung by Torsten Kerl. Diana Damrau is Aithra, the sorceress who helps Helen regain Menelas's love, and Wolfgang Brendel sings Altair, a desert chieftain who falls in love with Helen. Fabio Luisi conducts the ravishing score
Scenes from Die Walkuere by Richard Wagner( Recording )
in German and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )
14 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The beginning of Das Rheingold takes the listener right into the mystical atmosphere of the Ring cycle. Out of the darkness, from the depths of the River Rhine, come the mysterious notes that signal the birth of life itself. Soon we're in the middle of a rousing tale of ambition, greed, promises made and broken, of gods, dwarfs, and giants. They all desire one thing--the magical Rhine gold that bestows unlimited power over the world. Hermann Uhde is Wotan, lord of the gods, Ramon Vinay sings his cunning advisor Loge, and the young James McCracken, before his days as a dramatic tenor, shines as the god Froh
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )
10 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For two centuries Fidelio's story of the power of love to fight tyranny and political oppression has inspired freedom fighters around the world. Beethoven's music uniquely captures the essence of the indomitable human spirit at its most noble. This cathartic performance, brilliantly led by Karl Böhm, brings together two legendary artists in their glorious prime: Jon Vickers as the unjustly imprisoned Florestan who is rescued by his faithful wife, Leonore, the great Birgit Nilsson in her very first performance of the role at the Met. Hermann Uhde is the malevolent Don Pizarro
Lohengrin Bayreuth 1953 by Richard Wagner( Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tristan und Isolde: Handlung in drei Aufzügen
Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )
4 editions published in 1966 in German and held by 39 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)
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
6 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in Italian and German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The young Leonie Rysanek triumphs in her second Met broadcast of the almost four dozen she would do during her astonishing career. Here she is Elizabeth of Valois, married to King Philip II of Spain (Jerome Hines), even though she loves his son, Don Carlo (Giulio Gari). Rysanek's heartbreaking performance fully connects with Elizabeth's passion and despair. Beloved baritone Robert Merrill is Don Carlo's friend, Roderigo, killed by the Inquisition. Blanche Thebom is Princess Eboli and future superstar Martina Arroyo is heard in her Met debut role as the Celestial Voice
Messe solennelle de Ste. Cécile by Charles Gounod( Recording )
5 editions published in 1989 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Götterdämmerung Twilight of the gods by Richard Wagner( Recording )
1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The flying Dutchman [opera in three acts] by Richard Wagner( Recording )
6 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Book contains historical commentary by Robert Levine with a synopsis of the opera and a complete libretto
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German (207)
Latin (10)
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