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Vishnevskai︠a︡, Galina 1926-2012

Works: 655 works in 1,596 publications in 13 languages and 16,862 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Musical settings  Drama  Live sound recordings  Requiems  Excerpts  History  War films  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Author, Vocalist, Other, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Narrator, Musician, Collector, s=s
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

49 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public awareness of Benjamin Britten's person and works advanced dramatically -- even explosively -- twice during his lifetime. The first time was in 1945, when his opera Peter Grimes was produced for the postwar reopening of Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. The second time followed the premier at Coventry and the subsequent series of performances all across Europe and North America of the War Requiem. Except to those provincials who thought that milky pastoral was the only idiom appropriate for an Englishman and who also found the young Britten too clever by half, the triumph of Peter Grimes marked not just the confirmation of a prodigious talent; it represented a moment of hope that, for the first time since the death of Henry Purcell in 1695, England had produced a composer of international stature. The impact the War Requiem made 17 years later was wider and deeper by far. Britten, approaching 50, had become an artist whose every new utterance was awaited with the most lively interest and the highest expectations. The War Requiem, moreover, was tied to a pair of events that were heavily freighted with history and emotion: the destruction of Coventry Cathedral in an air raid during the night of November 14-15, 1940, and its reconsecration more than 21 years later. Its first performance was planned as an international event with respect both to participants and audience. Most importantly, the War Requiem was a weighty and poignant statement on the subject of piercingly urgent concern to much of humankind. In the War Requiem, Britten drew on forces larger and more complex than in any previous work of his. The basic division of the performers is into two groups, reflecting the dual source of the words; the libretto stands in a relation of text (the Latin Missa pro defunctis) and commentary (the nine Owen poems). The Latin text is essentially the province of the large mixed chorus, but from this there is spillover in two opposite directions: the solo soprano represents a heightening of the choral singing at its most emotional, while the boys' choir represents liturgy at its most distanced. The mixed chorus and solo soprano are accompanied by the full orchestra; the boys' choir, whose sound should be distant, is supported by an organ. All this constitutes one group. The other group consists of the tenor and baritone soloists, whose province is the series of Owen songs; they are accompanied by the chamber orchestra. - Program notes / Michael Steinberg
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Recording )

49 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,039 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
Boris Godunov by Modest P Musorgskij( Recording )

43 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from a play by Alexander Pushkin about the 16th-century tsar, Boris Godunov
Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )

38 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 607 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
Songs and opera arias by Galina Vichnevskaïa( )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in Russian and German and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boris Godounov by Modest Petrovič Musorgskij( Recording )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded July 4-15, 1987, at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C
Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

11 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieder = Songs = Chants by Sergei Rachmaninoff( )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aleksandra by Aleksandr Nikolaevič Sokurov( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Russian and held by 352 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
Pique dame by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pique Dame: Lyrischer Roman in drei Akten, op. 68. Libretto: Modest Tschaikowsky nach Alexander Puschkin
Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya : Russia, music, and liberty by Mstisláv Rostropóvitj( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 328 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
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini( )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book (125 p. :
War & peace by Sergey Prokofiev( )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 14 by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in Russian and No Linguistic content and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonie Nr. 14 g-Moll für Sopran, Bass und Kammerorchester, op. 135. Text: Federico Garcia Lorca, Guillaume Apollinaire, Wilhelm Küchelbecker und Rainer Maria Rilke / Sechs Romanzen nach Gedichten von Marina Zwetajewa für Alt und Kammerorchester, op. 143a
Un enfant appelle ; La prison by Marcel Landowski( )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in French and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un Enfant appelle: Concerto-cantate pour soprano, violoncelle et orchestre. Texte: Marie Noël / La Prison: Concerto-opéra pour soprano, violoncelle, percussion et orchestre
The rarities by Benjamin Britten( )

3 editions published in 2001 in Multiple languages and English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs & romances by Galina Vishnevskai︠a︡( )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guerre et paix by Sergej Sergeevič Prokof'ev( Recording )

15 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krieg und Frieden: Oper in dreizehn Bildern, op. 91. Libretto: Mira Mendelson
Le violoncelle du siècle by Mstislav Leopolʹdovič Rostropovič( )

2 editions published in 1997 and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem : op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War Requiem for soloists, two choirs and two orchestras, op. 66. Text: Missa pro Defunctis; Poems by Wilfred Owen
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Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya : Russia, music, and liberty
Alternative Names
Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya

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 Russisch actrice

Galina Visjnevskaja russisk sanger og skuespiller

Galina Visjnevskaja russisk songar og skodespelar

Galina Visjnevskaja russisk sopran

Galina Visjnevskaja rysk sångare och skådespelare

Gaļina Višņevska

Galina Višněvskaja

Galina Višněvskaja ruská operní pěvkyně

Galina Visnyevszkaja

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

Rostropovitš, Galina.

Rostropowitsch, Galina 1926-2012

Vichnevskaīa, Galina

Vichnevskaïa, Galina, 1926-

Vichnevskaïa, Galina 1926-2012

Vichnevskaia, Galina Pavlovna

Vichnevskaia Galina Pavlovna 1926-2012

Vichnevskaja , Galina

Vichnevskaya Galina 1926-2012

Vichnievskaa, Galina 1926-2012

Vichnievskaïa, Galina

Vichnievskaı̈a, Galina 1926-2012

Vichnievskaja, Galina 1926-2012

Vichnievskaya Galina 1926-2012

Vishevskaia, Galina Pavlovna 1926-2012

Vishevskaya, Galina

Vishevskayaa, Galina

Vishhnevskaya, Galina 1926-2012

Vishnevskaëiìa, Galina, 1926-

Vishnevskai︠a︡, G. 1926-2012

Vishnevskai︠a︡, G. (Galina), 1926-2012

Vishnevskaia, Galina

Vishnevskai︠a︡, Galina, 1926-

Vishnevskaia, Galina, 1926-2012

Vishnevskaia, Galina Pavlovna, 1926-

Vishnevskaia, Galina Pavlovna 1926-2012

Vishnevskaja, Galina, 1926-

Vishnevskaja, Galina 1926-2012

Vishnevskaya, G.

Vishnevskaya, G. 1926-2012

Vishnevskaya, G. 1926-2012 (Galina)

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, G. 1926-2012

Višnevskaâ, Galina.

Višnevskaâ, Galina Pavlovna 1926-2012

Višnevskaja, Galina

Visnevskaja, Galina, 1926-

Višnevskaja, Galina 1926-2012

Višnevskaja, Galina P. 1926-2012

Višnevskaja, Galina Pavlovna

Višnevskaja, Galina Pavlovna 1926-2012

Višnevskaja, Galina Pavlovna. [t]

Visnevskaya, Galina 1926-2012

Visnyevszkaja‏, Galina 1926-2012

Vixnèvskaia, Galina 1926-2012

Wischnewskaja, G. 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.

Wiszniewskaja, Galina

Γκαλίνα Πάβλοβνα Βισνέβσκαγια

Вишневская Г.

Вишневская, Г 1926-2012

Вишневская, Г. (Галина), 1926-2012

Вишневская, Галина

Вишневская, Галина 1926-2012

Вишневская Галина Павловна

Вишневская, Галина Павловна 1926-2012

Вишневська Галина Павлівна

Галина Вишневская

Галина Павловна Вишневская

Галіна Паўлаўна Вішнеўская

Иванова, Галина Павловна 1926-2012

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گالینا ویشنفسکایا بازیگر و خواننده روسی

갈리나 비시네프스카야 1926-2012

비슈네브스카야, 갈리나 1926-2012

비슈네프스카야, 갈리나 1926-2012

비시네브스카야, 갈리나 1926-2012

비시네프스카야, 갈리나 1926-2012

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