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Ludwig, Christa

Overview
Works: 1,112 works in 4,241 publications in 9 languages and 45,692 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Music  Operas  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Televised performances  Biography 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Interviewee, per, Vocalist, l4, Commentator, Artist, Conductor, Editor, Actor, Musician, Illustrator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Christa Ludwig
 
Most widely held works by Christa Ludwig
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

131 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,239 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
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

105 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,653 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

80 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,495 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
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

78 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast of Wagner's most romantic opera stars René Kollo as the knight of the Holy Grail who arrives in a boat pulled by a swan to defend the innocent Elsa, played by Pilar Lorengar. Mignon Dunn is the dark and malevolent Ortrud who poisons the couple's happiness, with some help from her husband, Telramund (Donald McIntyre). James Levine leads the Met orchestra, bringing out the shimmer and the thunder of the score, along with every shade of expression in between
Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

133 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,328 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
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

100 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,245 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
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

75 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En este final del "ciclo del Anillo" Wagner lleva la doble tragedia de Wotan y Siegfried. Brünnhilde declara que Wotan es todopoderoso y eterno. Con casco y armadura reluciente cabalga a través del aire que lleva una Siegfried resucitado de la mano. Siegfried se reconcilia con Wotan, y la sociedad se cura de sus males
Capriccio by Richard Strauss( Recording )

43 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,070 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
Norma extraits by Vincenzo Bellini( )

21 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from Bellini's Opera, Norma. Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Opera House, Milan, Tullio Serafin, Conductor. Maria Callas, soprano; Franco Corelli, tenor; Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; Nicola Zaccaria, bass; Edda Vincenzi, soprano
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

40 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candide: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Lillian Hellman and Richard Wilbur
Norma by Vincenzo Bellini( Recording )

66 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 822 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
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

41 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

58 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Hänsel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( Recording )

27 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 568 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
Die Schöpfung by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

57 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haydn gave birth to a new type of oratorio that reflected perfectly the spirit of his time. With German texts, direct expression of feelings and many grand choruses, it stood for the transition from the aristocracy to a bourgeois society, in which music-making in a group was seen as an expression of civil pride. Extremely popular with amateur choirs, performances with a large ensemble became the rule until well into the 20th century. And the 1960 Electrola recording represents this tradition, with a top-class trio of soloists consisting of the great Elisabeth Grummer, outstanding tenor Josef Traxel and Gottlob Frick, "the blackest of all bass singers"
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not many companies have the resources to put on Wagner's only comedy with all the élan it deserves. The Met does, particularly when Music Director James Levine is conducting: his affection for the work is matched only by his skill at bringing it to life. Levine leads a top-flight cast of solo singers, plus a huge chorus and orchestra. James Morris conveys all of Hans Sachs wisdom, and humanity; Karita Mattila sparkles as Eva, the young woman in love with Walther, the impetuous knight, ardently sung by Ben Heppner
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

45 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final segment of the "Ring cycle," Wagner brings the double tragedy of Wotan and Siegfried full circle. Brünnhilde declares that Wotan is all-powerful and everlasting. With helmet and gleaming armour, she rides through the air leading a resurrected Siegfried by the hand. Siegfried is reconciled with Wotan, and society is cured of its ills
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

59 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 515 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
 
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Berry, Christa 1928-

Christa Ludwig artiste lyrique allemande

Christa Ludwig Duits zanger

Christa Ludwig mezzosoprano tedesco

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Christa Ludwig Singer

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