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Windgassen, Wolfgang

Works: 627 works in 2,012 publications in 8 languages and 14,063 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Librettos  Excerpts  Filmed operas  Filmed performances  Documentary films  Art music  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, Author, Vocalist, Musician, Director
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 )

154 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,652 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 1,574 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 )

113 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,185 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
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

140 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 967 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 )

97 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 935 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 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded July and August, 1951, during actual performances at the Bayreuth Festival Theatre
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

39 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 531 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
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

62 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 463 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
Great tenors of the century( Recording )

2 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

7 grote scenes uit Richard Wagner's: "Der Ring des Nibelungen."
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( )

16 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 300 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
The golden ring by Richard Wagner( Visual )

16 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and German and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the recording and behind-the-scenes production of the first-ever audio recording of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen conducted by Sir Georg Solti
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

39 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

76 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast of Wagner's most romantic opera stars René Kollo as the knight of the Holy Grail who arrives in a boat pulled by a swan to defend the innocent Elsa, played by Pilar Lorengar. Mignon Dunn is the dark and malevolent Ortrud who poisons the couple's happiness, with some help from her husband, Telramund (Donald McIntyre). James Levine leads the Met orchestra, bringing out the shimmer and the thunder of the score, along with every shade of expression in between
Die Fledermaus : Highlights by Johann Strauss( )

4 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euryanthe by Carl Maria von Weber( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded June and July 1974, Lukaskirche, Dresden; previouly released; digitally remastered
Astrid Varnay sings Wagner by Richard Wagner( )

in German and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan und Isolde : highlights by Richard Wagner( )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 175 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 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le vaisseau fantôme by Richard Wagner( )

4 editions published between 1953 and 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 168 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