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Windgassen, Wolfgang

Works: 618 works in 1,950 publications in 7 languages and 11,112 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Art music  Librettos  Filmed operas  Excerpts  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction 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 )

148 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,647 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 )

141 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,572 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 )

111 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in 5 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 )

137 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 817 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" (
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

96 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 714 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 )

77 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 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

37 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 312 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
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

38 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 )

72 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 272 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
The golden ring by Georg Solti( Visual )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and German and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary account of the recording sessions for Die 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
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

61 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 252 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
Tannhäuser : romantische Oper in 3 Aufzügen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Recording )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 80 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 Die Walküre. Siegfried. Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

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

Die Fledermaus = The bat( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the courtyard of the palace of Agamemnon, murdered king of Mycenae, Elektra bemoans her father's murder at the hands of her mother, Klytämnestra, and her mother's lover, Aegisth. She vows vengeance. She is interrupted by her younger sister, Chrysothemis, who urges Elektra to give up her obsession with revenge so they both can lead normal lives. Chrysothemis reappears with news that Orest is dead. Stunned, Elektra tells her sister she must now help kill Klytämnestra and Aegisth. When the girl pulls away in terror and runs off, Elektra starts to dig for the buried ax that killed Agamemnon. She is interrupted by a stranger who says he has come to inform Klytämnestra of Orest's death. When Elektra reveals her name, he tells her Orest lives. Servants come and kiss his hand. The dogs of the house know me, he says, but not my own sister. Crying his name, Elektra falls into Orest's arms and tells him she has lived only for his return. Their reunion is cut short when Orest is summoned before Klytämnestra. He kills both the queen and her lover. Elektra begins an ecstatic dance and when Chryothemis returns, Elektra falls dead
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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


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