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Windgassen, Wolfgang

Works: 626 works in 1,980 publications in 8 languages and 11,739 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Filmed operas  Librettos  Excerpts  Documentary films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, Author, Vocalist, Director, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Wolfgang Windgassen
Most widely held works by Wolfgang Windgassen
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

155 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried Wolfgang Windgassen, tenor Birgit Nilsson, soprano Hans Hotter, bass-baritone Gerhard Stolze, tenor Gustav Neidlinger, bass-baritone Joan Sutherland, soprano Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Georg Solti,conductor Libretto included
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

143 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,570 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( Recording )

112 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrated Wagnerian conductor Daniel Barenboim made his Met debut with this production of one of opera's greatest dramas. Gary Lehman and Katarina Dalayman are the legendary title characters in this searing story of love and destiny. Kwangchul Youn sings King Marke, the betrayed monarch whose understanding and forgiveness comes too late to save the lovers' life. Michelle DeYoung is Isolde's servant Brangäne and Gerd Grochowski sings Kurwenal, Tristan's faithful companion
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

140 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El anillo del nibelungo en alemán, es un ciclo de cuatro óperas épicas, basadas libremente en figuras y elementos de la mitología germánica, particularmente las Sagas islandesas. Estas operas son, El oro del Rin (Das Rheingold), La valquiria (Die Walküre), Sigfrido (Siegfried) y El ocaso de los dioses (Götterdämmerung)
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

95 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner worked on Tannhäuser, his fifth opera, from 1842 to 1845, conducting the first performance on October 19, 1845 at the Dresden Royal Opera. The first two nights were uncertaqin successes, but by the third performance the opera began to have its effect on the audience. Over the next few years it became enormously popular throughout Germany, then moved to other countries. In 1859 it became the first Wagner opera to be performed in America. By 1861 Tannhäuser had been given hundreds of times, when Wagner was called upon to produce a revised version for the Paris Opéra. Despite the composer's efforts to adapt the work for French tastes, anti-Wagner riots broke out and he withdrew the work. It was not seen again in France until 1895. Meanwhile Tannhäuser, in the Dresden version, opened the second season of New York's Metropolitan Opera in November of 1884. Nowadays either the Dresden or Paris version may be given, depending on the director's preference; the current recording is an amalgam of the two. -- Page [1-2] of program notes
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

79 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded July and August, 1951, during actual performances at the Bayreuth Festival Theatre
Great tenors of the century( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ring des Nibelungen : orchestral excerpts = selection orchestrale = Orchesterstücke by Richard Wagner( )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

7 grote scenes uit Richard Wagner's: "Der Ring des Nibelungen."
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

37 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 311 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
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( )

16 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant ensemble cast bring Strauss's beloved operetta to life, with new English dialogue by playwright Douglas Carter Beane and lyrics by Jeremy Sams (who also directed this production, first seen on New Year's Eve 2013). Christopher Maltman and Susanna Phillips are Eisenstein and Rosalinde, the married couple at the center of this lighthearted tale of love, revenge, and mistaken identities. Paulo Szot sings Falke, Eisenstein's friend, who sets the plot in motion. Anthony Roth Costanzo is Prince Orlofsky, Jane Archibald sings Adele, and Broadway star Danny Burstein is Frosch, the jailer. Adam Fischer conducts
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

38 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loss of the Rheingold and the Delivery of the goddess Freia to Fasott
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

74 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Heppner is the Knight of the Holy Grail, sent by heaven to defend pure, innocent Elsa (Deborah Voigt), against the evil slander of Telramund (Hans-Joachim Ketelsen) and his wicked wife. Ortrud (Deborah Polaski). But how can Elsa truly trust her hero, if she's forbidden to even ask his name or where he comes from? Wagner's colorful music blazes under James Levine's conducting, and the Met orchestra and chorus are a thrilling part of the storytelling. This is shimmering Romanticism at its best
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

62 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well loved team of Waltraud Meier and Placido Domingo join conductor Daniel Barenboim in a complete recording of Beethoven's intense and dramatic opera
The golden ring by Georg Solti( Visual )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and German and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary account of the recording sessions for Götterdämmerung, starring Birgit Nilsson, Dietrich Fisher-Dieskau, Wolfgang Windgassen, Gottlob Frick, and Claire Watson, with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. Explains the techniques involved in recording such a work, and includes the immolation scene, Siegfried's funeral march, and the act 2 vengeance trio. Bonus material consists of 69 minutes of audio highlights from Solti's Ring in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
Die Fledermaus : Highlights by Johann Strauss( )

4 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser : romantische Oper in 3 Aufzügen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

26 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Sieglinde and Siegmund
The best of the Ring by Richard Wagner( Recording )

4 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in German and English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First international DVD release. A Viennese dream cast -- Janowitz, Wachter, Windgassen, Bohm and the Vienna Philharmonic - in the greatest of all Viennese operettas."--Container
Das Rheingold Die Walküre. Siegfried. Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1972 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Windgassen, Fritz Hermann Wolfgang

Windgassen, Fritz Hermann Wolfgang 1914-1974

Windgassen, W. 1914-1974

Windgassen, Wolfgang Fritz Hermann 1914-1974

Wolfgang Windgassen deutscher Tenor

Wolfgang Windgassen Duits zanger

Wolfgang Windgassen German operatic tenor

Wolfgang Windgassen tenor dramático alemán

Wolfgang Windgassen tenore tedesco

Вольфганг Виндгассен