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Ludwig, Christa

Overview
Works: 325 works in 2,968 publications in 11 languages and 64,453 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Songs and music  Excerpts  Song cycles  Oratorios  Musicals  Songs  Musical settings 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Musician, Actor, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christa Ludwig
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

140 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strauss's poignant fairy tale of 18th-century Vienna is brilliantly realized by a glittering cast under the musical direction of the great Karl Böhm, a friend and protégé of the composer. Vienna's own Leonie Rysanek is the beautiful and wise Marschallin, the woman who knows her affair with the impetuous Octavian (a superb Christa Ludwig) will not last forever. The enchanting Reri Grist sings Sophie, the girl who captures the young man's heart. Water Berry is appropriately loveable and boorish as Sophie's would-be fiancé, the rustic Baron Ochs, who becomes the victim of Octavian's elaborate joke. Nicolai Gedda is luxuriously cast as the Italian Singer
Capriccio by Richard Strauss( )

53 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiri Te Kanawa gives an elegant and touching performance in one of her greatest roles, the wealthy and cultured young Countess Madeleine, who must choose between her two artist suitors: the composer Flamand (David Kuebler) and the poet Olivier (Simon Keenlyside). Jan-Hendrik Rootering is La Roche, the temperamental theater director whose troupe entertains the Countess. Wolfgang Brendel is her brother, the Count, and Kathryn Harries sings the actress Clairon. Andrew Davis conducts
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

108 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosi fan tutte Lisa Della Casa, soprano Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano Emmy Loose, soprano Erich Kunz, tenor Anton Dermota, tenor Paul Schoeffler Vienna Philharmonic orchestra Vienna State Opera Chorus Karl Bohm, conductor
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

86 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's drama of overwhelming love and devastating loss has seldom been so vividly brought to life as with this all-star cast of great singing actors. The electrifying combination of Jon Vickers and Leonie Rysanek, as twins who fall in love, is legendary. Birgit Nilsson, the defining Brünnhilde of her generation, gives one of her most touching performances as the daughter of a god who cannot withstand the power of human love. With the great Christa Ludwig as Fricka, and Thomas Stewart's gripping portrayal of Wotan, the unraveling god, this is not to be missed
Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

148 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So einzigartig wie die formale Gestaltung des Werks, so extrem sind die Anforderungen an seine Interpreten: Es bedarf zweier gestandener Liedsänger, die im Zusammenwirken mit dem riesigen Orchesterapparat ebenso als Solisten hervortreten, wie sie sich als konzertierende Stimmen in das symphonische Gefüge mit einzuordnen vermögen. Es bedarf eines ausgezeichneten, bestens aufeinander abgestimmten Klangkörpers, und natürlich einer Dirigentenpersönlichkeit, die für Zusammenhalt sorgt und der Großform Geist und Beseeltheit verleiht. Alle diese Parameter fügten sich bei Konzerten zusammen, die am 25. und 26. Januar 2018 im Herkulessaal der Münchener Residenz aufgezeichnet wurden und nun bereits als CD bei BR Klassik veröffentlicht werden
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( )

69 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pollione, a Roman Proconsul, has two children by Norma, a Druid priestess, in the course of a long relationship. Norma isn't as young and beautiful as once she was. A temple virgin, Adalgisa, is young and beautiful. Pollione must have her. He has importuned the young virgin to run away with him to Rome, and she has finally agreed. When Norma learns of Pollione's faithlessness, she threatens to kill the two children. Before she can do this, the Druid temple priests apprehend Pollione as he attempts to abscond with their sacred virgin, Adalgisa. The priests build a pyre to burn Pollione to death. Norma relents. Instead of killing the children, she blames herself for her misery and climbs onto the pyre to die with Pollione
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

113 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digital Audio Download Includes: Part 1: 1. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I: Vorspiel (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Karl Ridderbusch/Bernd Weikl/Peter Schreier/Martin Vantin/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 2. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 1: Westw?rts schweift der Blick (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Peter Schreier/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 3. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 2: Frisch weht der Wind der Heimat zu (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Peter Schreier/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 4. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 2: Hab 'acht, Tristan! (Jon Vickers/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 5. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: Weh! ach wehe! Dies zu dulden! (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 6. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: Wie lachend sie mir Lieder singen (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 7. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: O blinde Augen! Bl?de Herzen! (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 8. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: Welcher Wahn! Welch' eitles Z?rnen! (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 9. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 3: Kennst du der Mutter K?nste nicht? (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 10. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 4: Auf! Auf! Ihr Frauen! (Helga Dernesch/Walter Berry/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 11. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 4: Herrn Tristan bringe meinen Gruss (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 12. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 4: H?rtest du nicht? Hier bleib' ich (Helga Dernesch/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 13. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Begehrt, Herrin, was ihr w?nscht (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 14. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Da du so sittsam, mein Herr Tristan (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) Part 2: 1. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: War Morold dir so wert (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 2. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Des Schweigens Herrin heisst mich schweigen (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 3. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Tristan! ... Isolde! (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 4. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act I, Scene 5: Schnell, den Mantel, den K?nigsschmuck! (Helga Dernesch/Jon Vickers/Christa Ludwig/Walter Berry/Ch?re der Deutschen Oper Berlin/Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von Karajan) 5. Tristan und Isolde (1994 - Remaster), Act II: Vorspiel (Berliner Philharmoniker/Herbert von ... (P) 2011 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

86 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actuación de la Orquesta de la Ópera Metropolitana de la épica Tetralogía del Anillo de los Nibelungos de Wagner, dirigida por James Levine. Utiliza técnicas escénicas modernas junto a los valores románticos tradicionales para darle una realización próxima al ideal de la visión original de Wagner
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

101 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,560 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
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

83 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin: a romantic opera in three acts. Jess Thomas, tenor Elisabeth Grummer, soprano Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano Gottlob Frick, bass Otto Wiener, bass Chorus of theVienna State Opera, Rudolf Kempe, conductor. Libretto and notes included
Die Zauberflote by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

36 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

41 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City Opera
Hansel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( )

32 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Booklet articles. In German: Hänsel & Gretel, Hexenwald und Kinderparadies / Karl Dietrich Gräwe ; Inhalt -- In English: Hansel & Gretel, lessons for life / Bruno Bettelheim ; Hansel & Gretel, from fireside to footlights / Barrymore Laurence Scherer ; Synopsis -- In French: A propos d'Hansel et Gretel / Marcel Marnat -- In Italian: Hänsel e Gretel / Franco Soprano
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

68 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hearing either Jon Vickers or Christa Ludwig, two of the most riveting singing actors of their time, in Parsifal would be cause for celebration. This recording presents both of these great artists in their only joint broadcast of Wagner's mystical opera, with James Levine bringing his own special magic to the occasion, making it indeed a Parsifal for the ages. Martti Talvela is an authoritative, compassionate Gurnemanz and Bernd Weikl a memorable Amfortas
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

46 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Die Schöpfung = The creation by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

51 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This marvellous recording, sung in German, comes as a surprise, since Bernard Haitink is not obviously associated with Haydn. In fact he didn't tackle The Creation until 2011, when he was 82. He approaches this great choral masterpiece with wit, unhurried grandeur, riveting orchestral detail and forward momentum - in short, with just the acuity he brings to anything he conducts. (....) Gabriel (soprano Camilla Tilling), Uriel (tenor Mark Padmore), and Raphael (bass Hanno Müller-Brachmann). Choir, orchestra and soloists are on sparkling form in this live recording - an invigorating reminder, if any were needed, of Haydn's genius" (The Guardian)
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

42 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 689 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)
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falstaff. Guiseppe Taddei, Rolando Panerai, Francisco Araiza, Raina Kabaivanska, Janet Perry, Christa Ludwig, Trudeliese Schmidt, Weiner Staatsopernchor, Weiner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, conductor
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

34 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in 5 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El principal atractivo de esta grabación es el espectacular registro sonoro del sello Decca en el que podemos apreciar la dirección brillante, equilibrada y dinámica del maestro Solti. Los cantantes son de reconocida fama pero sus voces no se corresponden con las características que Verdi diseñó para cada personaje. Aún así, la técnica depurada de Pavarotti, la profesionalidad de la Price y el trabajo actoral de Bruson, son elementos más que suficientes para poder disfrutar de esta versión
Messa da Requiem ; Quattro pezzi sacri by Giuseppe Verdi( )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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