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Uhde, Hermann 1914-1965

Works: 156 works in 540 publications in 4 languages and 2,984 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Art music  Librettos  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Filmed operas  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, Author, Musician, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hermann Uhde
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

46 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera about the captain of an infamous Dutch ghost ship who can be freed only by a woman who consents to marry him
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

51 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 297 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
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

40 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 297 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
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pairing of Kirsten Flagstad and Lauritz Melchior in the title roles of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde is among the most celebrated artistic collaborations in the history of 20th-century opera. This legendary broadcast unites these two exceptional singers, both at the height of their vocal powers, in a performance of stunning intensity. Karin Branzell is Brangäne, Julius Huehn sings Kurwenal, and Emanuel List is King Marke, with Artur Bodanzky on the podium.This performance is taken from the CD box set Wagner at The Met, released by Sony Classical
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

48 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 234 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
Cäcilien-Messe by Charles Gounod( Recording )

15 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigonae by Carl Orff( Recording )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 150 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 )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass in A flat major Sinfonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks Georg Ratzinger, director
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

27 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" (
The flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner( Recording )

11 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

14 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 87 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
Scenes from Die Walkuere by Richard Wagner( Recording )

in German and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

11 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 71 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
Die Ägyptische Helena by Richard Strauss( Recording )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 69 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
Lohengrin : Bayreuth 1953 by Richard Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Freischütz : highlights by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

3 editions published in 1966 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Orchestra and Chorus of the Berlin Opera, Lovro Von Matacic, conductor. Claire Watson; Rudolf Schock; Gottlob Frick; Fritz Ollendorff; Lotte Schaedle
Don Carlo by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Italian and German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Verdi's most intriguing masterpieces, this March 1964 performance of Verdi's Don Carlo captures the opera's unique and tragic grandeur
Elektra by Richard Strauss( )

4 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An all-star cast delivers a stunningly dramatic performance of Strauss's landmark opera: Inge Borkh sings the title role of the royal daughter obsessed with avenging her father's murder. Leonie Rysanek is her sister, Chrysothemis, who longs for peace of mind and a normal life. The great Jean Madeira is their guilt-ridden mother, Klytämnestra, and Hermann Uhde sings Orest, the long-lost brother who finally brings about revenge. Ramon Vinay co-stars as Aegisth and Joseph Rosenstock conducts
Der Freischütz ; grand opera highlights by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

3 editions published in 1957 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabella by Richard Strauss( Recording )

5 editions published in 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 24 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
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Hermann Uhde artiste lyrique

Hermann Uhde basso-baritono tedesco

Hermann Uhde Duits zanger

Hermann Uhde Wagnerian opera singer


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