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Jones, Gwyneth 1936-

Works: 525 works in 1,587 publications in 6 languages and 18,504 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Symphonies  Excerpts  Oratorios  Songs and music  Film adaptations  Comedy films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Other, Vocalist, Author, Interviewee, Commentator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gwyneth Jones
Quartet by John Cage( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a home for retired opera singers, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi is disrupted by the arrival of Jean (Maggie Smith), an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

45 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oratorio after words from the Old Testament, Op. 70
Die Ägyptische Helena by Richard Strauss( )

48 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Voigt brings sumptuous vocalism and dramatic presence to the title role of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's re-imagination of the Helen myth. Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, the story is based on the premise that the Helen who came to Troy was a phantom, while the real, faithful one was spirited away. After the war, she is reunited with her husband, Menelas, sung by Torsten Kerl. Diana Damrau is Aithra, the sorceress who helps Helen regain Menelas's love, and Wolfgang Brendel sings Altair, a desert chieftain who falls in love with Helen. Fabio Luisi conducts the ravishing score
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( )

40 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Otello"James McCracken, tenor Gwyneth Jones, soprano Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone Ambrosian Opera Chorus John McCarthy, chorus master Children's Chorus Jean Povey, trainer New PhilharmoniaOrchestra Sir John Barbirolli, conductor Libretto included
Lohengrin highlights by Richard Wagner( )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in German and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

43 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Bohm's only studio version of the work was recorded in 1958. When Deutsche Grammophon originally planned to record the work, there were already two rival versions on the market: the Decca recording under Erich Kleiber and EMI's version under Herbert von Karajan. Karajan's recording was made in December 1956 and should have included Irmgard Seefried as Octavian and Rita Streich as Sophie, but in both cases cast changes became necessary: Seefried was replaced by the young Christa Ludwig, and pregnancy forced Rita Streich to withdraw. As a result, Deutsche Grammophon was able to use both these singers for its own recording exactly two years later. It boasts a wonderful cast, with the full-throated Marianne Schech as the Marschallin, Irmgard Seefried bringing a range of colour to the 'trouser' role of Octavian, Rita Streich light and exquisite as Sophie, and a rounded, lyrical portrait of Faninal from Fischer-Dieskau. The recording also reunited Bohm with his 'old' orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, an orchestra often referred to as the Zauberharfe or Magic Harp for the fluent and airborne quality of its sound
Salome by Richard Strauss( )

22 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salome Gwyneth Jones, soprano Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone Mignon Dunn, mezzo-soprano Richard Cassilly, tenor Wiestaw Ochman, tenor Orchester der Hamburgischen Staatsoper Karl Bohm, conductor Libretto in French, German and English Notes included
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

43 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 495 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
Hansel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in German and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When they are left in the woods by their parents, two children find their way home despite an encounter with a wicked witch
Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( )

41 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 445 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
Notre Dame by Franz Schmidt( )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notre Dame: Romantische Oper in zwei Aufzügen. Libretto: Leopold Wilk
9 symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies, . n 1,. op. 21,. do majeur. Beethoven, Ludwig van
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of the legendary performances from the Met's vast archive of historic broadcasts. The incomparable Lauritz Melchior stars in the title role of the young hero who sets out to explore the world--killing the fierce dragon Fafner (Eduard Habich) and the evil dwarf Mime (Karl Laufkötter) along the way. When Wotan (the great Friedrich Schorr) tries to stop him, Siegfried uses his sword to break the god's spear and makes his way to the sleeping Brünnhilde (a radiant Kirsten Flagstad). He awakens her with a kiss--and sets in motion the events that, in the following opera, will bring about the end of the world. Kerstin Thorborg co-stars as Erda and Artur Bodanzky conducts
Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in German and English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vienna boy's Choir ; Vienna
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

27 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera about the captain of an infamous Dutch ghost ship who can be freed only by a woman who consents to marry him
Symphony no. 8 : "Symphony of a thousand" ; Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler( )

3 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Gwyneth Jones sings Wagner by Richard Wagner( )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

30 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 305 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
Scenes from Verdi by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Gwyneth Jones

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Jones 1936-

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German (295)

English (55)

French (22)

Italian (19)

Chinese (1)

Spanish (1)