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King, James 1925-2005

Works: 406 works in 1,381 publications in 5 languages and 9,937 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Operas  Filmed operas  Film adaptations  Music videos  Music  Interviews  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Conductor, Author, Other, Vocalist, Instrumentalist, per, Musician, l4
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about James King
Most widely held works by James King
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

93 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Sieglinde and Siegmund
Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

79 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Lied von der Erde: Sinfonie für Alt, Tenor und Orchester. Text: Hans Bethge. Bearbeitung für Kammerorchester von Arnold Schönberg und Rainer Riehn
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( )

46 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solists : RIE Staatskapelle Dresden ; Rudolf Kempe, con
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

49 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 447 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" (
Daphne by Richard Strauss( Recording )

46 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classical tragedy tells of the eponymous heroine, a sunlight-worshipping virgin who has no interest in earthbound romantic relationships. Unable to return her childhood-friend Leukippos's affections, and unwilling to don a special dress for the Dionysian festival, Daphne soon encounters a mysterious stranger, in the guise of a herdsman, who makes an unsuccessful attempt to wheedle her into romance. He ultimately reveals himself as Apollo, the god of the sun, and enters a violent rivalry with Leukippos for Daphne's affections that ends tragically for all
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

44 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strauss and Hofmannsthal's sumptuous and magical fairy tale receives an authoritative performance conducted by the great Karl Böhm, a protégé of the composer, in his last Met broadcast. The extraordinary cast is led by Leonie Rysanek as the Empress, the "woman without a shadow" of the title, who stars opposite James King as the ethereal Emperor, Walter Berry as the goodhearted Barak the Dyer, Ursula Schröder-Feinen as the hapless Dyer's Wife, and Mignon Dunn as the sinister Nurse
Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )

34 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance presents the great Leonie Rysanek in one of her most memorable roles--the teenage Judean princess Salome. Obsessed with the prophet Jochanaan, the Biblical John the Baptist (Norman Bailey), she skillfully manipulates her lecherous stepfather Herod (Ragnar Ulfung) until he has no choice but to have the holy man killed for spurning the princess's advances. The legendary Astrid Varnay is Salome's mother, Herodias. Highlights of the score include the Dance of the Seven Veils and Salome's final monologue, one of the supreme dramatic achievements in all of opera
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Strauss' gripping musical interpretation of Sophocles' tale of horror and revenge is given a compelling production by the innovative East German director, Harry Kupfer
Notre Dame by Franz Schmidt( )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notre Dame: Romantische Oper in zwei Aufzügen. Libretto: Leopold Wilk
Mathis der Maler by Paul Hindemith( Recording )

32 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathis der Maler: Sinfonie / Trauermusik für Viola und Streichorchester / Sinfonische Metamorphosen über Themen von Carl Maria von Weber
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

52 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 282 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
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria dramma in musica by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in Italian and English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a two act opera about Ulysses, King of Ithaca, who left his homeland twenty years ago to join the Greek army in taking revenge for the abduction of Helen and to destroy Troy. Now the time of his homecoming has arrived
Rinaldo cantata for tenor, male chorus, and orchestra, op. 50. Schicksalslied, for chorus and orchestra, op. 54 by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fidelio Oper in zwei Aufzügen by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

16 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral songs including The song of the Earth by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

3 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig Van Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 by Robert Winter( )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Searchable multimedia exploration of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Features complete recording of symphony, single-screen overview with links to each major section of work, measure-by-measure running commentary, musical illustrations of concepts, examination of composer's life and times, and Jeopardy-style musical game
Songs of Schubert and Strauss( Recording )

2 editions published in 1967 in German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin romantische Oper in 3 Aufzügen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in German and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 9 "choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1994 in German and English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A five-part exploration of Ludwig von Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, examining the music itself along with the historical and personal setting in which it was created"--Guide p. 2
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James King Amerikaans muzikant (1925-2005)

James King amerikansk musikar

James King amerikansk musiker

James King artiste lyrique

James King tenore statunitense

James King US-amerikanischer Opernsänger

King, Džejms.

Кинг, Джеймс

جیمز کینگ موسیقی‌دان آمریکایی


Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria dramma in musica