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Vishnevskai︠a︡, Galina 1926-2012

Works: 600 works in 1,470 publications in 13 languages and 12,469 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Drama  Biography  Live sound recordings  Operas  History  Interviews  War films  Requiems  Music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Author, Vocalist, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Other, Narrator, Musician, Collector
Classifications: M2010,
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Most widely held works by Galina Vishnevskai︠a︡
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Recording )

45 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of Katerina Ismailova, who is trapped in a loveless marriage. The action takes place in Mtsensk immediately before the Russian Revolution of 1917. In the tradition of "Anna Karenina" and "Madame Bovary" Katerina's fatalistic pusuit of passion has disasterous results
War requiem op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

78 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text in Latin and English
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

17 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just because the definitive recording of Britten's War Requiem has already been made by Britten himself is no reason not to keep recording it. For one thing, the work is simply too affecting and too important to ignore. And for another, the work is too deep and too varied to be encompassed by only one recording, even one so superlative and so sympathetic as the composer's own. Thus, one can have in principle no objections to this live 2007 recording led by Helmuth Rilling. After all, the stalwart German conductor is a highly skilled and deeply experienced choral director who clearly knows his way around monumental scores: his recordings of Bach's Passions are proof of that. But though this is a fine performance with many points to recommend it, it is not a great performance. Rilling does an outstanding job of guiding his forces through the work and a more than adequate job of aiming them toward the work's meaning. But one wants more than "more than adequate" in the War Requiem, and in Rilling's hands, the big moments and its intimate moments fail to strike as profoundly as they ought. The soloists are a mixed lot. Tenor James Taylor and baritone Christian Gerhaher have strong and steady voices, but though soprano Annette Dasch has a lovely voice, she tends to get a bit wobbly above the staff. The chorus of the Festivalensemble Stuttgart and the Aurelius S?ngerknaben are both excellent and they do wonders with the work's huge choruses. But the orchestra of the Festivalensemble, while colorful, does not have quite enough size and weight to bring off the big climaxes. H?nssler's super audio sound is definitely a plus -- the sheer size of the sound is amazing -- but not all that much of an improvement over Decca's fabulous stereo sound for Britten. In sum, then, those who don't know the War Requiem are directed toward Britten's recording, while those who do might consider Rilling's as a third or fourth choice after Hickox's or Shaw's. James Leonard, All Music Guide
Songs and opera arias by Galina Vishnevskai︠a︡( )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Recording )

38 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )

31 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young, innocent Tatiana (Karita Mattila) meets the handsome Eugene Onegin (Thomas Hampson), she falls in love almost immediately. In one of Russian opera's most memorable solo scenes, she pours out her heart in a passionate letter to Onegin--only to be coldly rejected. When the two meet again several years later, Tatiana has become the elegant wife of wealthy Prince Gremin (James Morris), and it is Onegin's turn to beg for her love. Piotr Beczala is Onegin's unlucky friend, Lenski
Aleksandra by Aleksandr Sokurov( Visual )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a desolate, sun-sorched corner of the world, an elderly woman has come to see her beloved grandson. He is a young officer stationed at a remote military outpost. With the enemy just beyond the compound, she wanders the barracks, observing the routines of military life, before making a sudden trip into the outlying countryside
Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya : Russia, music, and liberty by Mstislav Rostropovich( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a vivid portrait of two musicians whose lives have been both fairy-tale love story and front-page history: the shared saga of the foremost cellist of his generation and his country's reigning diva. Together they suffered exile from their beloved Russia for their outspoken advocacy of freedom but returned in triumph after the dissolution of the repressive regime that had stripped them of their citizenship. As both artist and rebel, Rostropovich has come to be known as a "Solzhenitsyn with cello case and baton," and his recent distinguished presence in Washington, D.C., as conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra is another important chapter in music history
Guerre et paix by Sergey Prokofiev( Recording )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krieg und Frieden: Oper in dreizehn Bildern, op.91. Libretto: Mira Mendelson
Boris Godounov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in Russian and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yolanta by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )

31 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in 5 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jolanta: Lyrische Oper in einem Akt, op.69. Libretto: Modest Tschaikowsky
Lady Macbeth von Mzensk by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of Katerina Ismailova, who is trapped in a loveless marriage. The action takes place in Mtsensk immediately before the Russian Revolution of 1917. In the tradition of "Anna Karenina" and "Madame Bovary," Katerina's fatalistic pursuit of passion has disastrous results
Galina Vishnevskaya, soprano; Mstislav Rostropovich, conducting by Galina Vishnevskai︠a︡( Recording )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le violoncelle du siècle by Mstislav Rostropovich( )

2 editions published in 1997 and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 14, op 135 for soprano, bass and chamber orchestra by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Recording )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and peace op. 91 by Sergey Prokofiev( Recording )

9 editions published between 1961 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tsar's bride by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov( Recording )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

8 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in Latin and German and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ATMA Classique is reissuing one of Les Violons du Roy's seminal discs: the orchestra's recording of Mozart's Requiem as revised and completed by Robert D. Levin. The soloists are Karina Gauvin, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, John Tessier, and Nathan Berg. Bernard Labadie conducts Les Violons du Roy and the choir of La Chapelle de Québec. This recording was originally released on the Dorian label in 2002, and won the JUNO Award for Best Classical Album of the year in the vocal or choral performance category. This recording of Mozart's Requiem is especially poignant, as it was made in Troy, NewYork in the week following the September 11 attacks in 2001.The recording captures the emotion and immediacy of that special performance, which was later featured on CBC Television's Opening Night. The Globe & Mail wrote about "an appreciation of the transcendent aspects of the Requiem as a work of art that is about death, survival and the possibility of an afterlife. There is the magnificence of the music, so often used to solemnly mark terrible tragedy and bring solace."
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

12 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical excerpts drawn from Puccini's Turandot (London 414 274-2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on October 21 & 22, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Songs by Tchaikovsky and Britten by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya : Russia, music, and liberty
Alternative Names
Galina Pavlovna Visjnevskaja russisk sopran

Galina Pavlovna Višnevskaja soprano russo

Galina Pawlowna Wischnewskaja

Galina Pawlowna Wischnewskaja russische Sopranistin

Galina Vichnevskaïa artiste lyrique russe

Galina Vishnevskaya

Galina Vishnevskaya Russian soprano opera singer and recitalist

Galina Visjnevskaja Russisch acteur

Galina Visjnevskaja russisk sanger og skuespiller

Galina Visjnevskaja rysk sångare och skådespelare

Gaļina Višņevska

Galina Višněvskaja

Galina Vixnèvskaia

Galina Wiszniewska

Galina Wyschnewskaya

Galya 1926-

Ivanova, Galina Pavlovna.

Ivanova, Galina Pavlovna 1926-2012

Qalina Vişnevskaya

Rostropovič, Galina 1926-2012

Rostropovič, Galina P. 1926-2012

Rostropovich, Galina 1926-2012

Rostropowitsch, Galina 1926-2012

Vichnevskaïa, Galina

Vichnevskaïa, Galina 1926-2012

Vichnevskaia, Galina Pavlovna

Vichnevskaia Galina Pavlovna 1926-2012

Vichnevskaja , Galina

Vichnevskaya Galina 1926-2012

Vichnievskaïa, Galina

Vichnievskaïa, Galina 1926-2012

Vichnievskaja, Galina 1926-2012

Vichnievskaya Galina 1926-2012

Vishhnevskaya, Galina 1926-2012

Vishnevskai︠a︡, G. 1926-2012

Vishnevskai︠a︡, G. (Galina), 1926-2012

Vishnevskaja, Galina 1926-2012

Vishnevskaya, G.

Vishnevskaya, G. 1926-2012

Vishnevskaya, G. (Galina), 1926-2012

Vishnevskaya, Galina.

Vishnevskaya, Galina 1926-

Vishnevskaya, Galina 1926-2012

Vishnevskaya, Galina Pavlovna

Visjnevskaja, Galina

Visjnevskaja, Galina 1926-2012

Višnevskaâ, G.

Višnevskaâ, Galina.

Višnevskaâ, Galina Pavlovna 1926-2012

Višnevskaja, Galina

Višnevskaja, Galina 1926-2012

Višnevskaja, Galina P. 1926-2012

Višnevskaja, Galina Pavlovna.

Višnevskaja, Galina Pavlovna. [t]

Visnevskaya, Galina 1926-2012

Wischnewskaja, Galina.

Wischnewskaja, Galina 1926-

Wischnewskaja, Galina 1926-2012

Wischnewskaja, Galina P. 1926-2012

Wischnewskaja, Galina Pawlowna 1926-2012

Wiszniewska, Galina.

Wiszniewska, Galina Pawłowna.

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Вишневская, Г 1926-2012

Вишневская, Г. (Галина), 1926-2012

Вишневская, Галина 1926-2012

Вишневская Галина Павловна

Вишневская, Галина Павловна 1926-2012

Вишневська Галина Павлівна

Галіна Паўлаўна Вішнеўская

Иванова, Галина Павловна 1926-2012

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