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Crass, Franz

Works: 750 works in 1,851 publications in 6 languages and 16,578 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Masses  Oratorios  Excerpts  Symphonies  Musical settings  Songs and music  Christmas music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, Vocalist, Author, Musician
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Franz Crass
Die Zauberflote by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

64 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

83 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 821 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( )

43 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power and radiance of the Lohengrin score express Wagner's deeply held belief that love is essentially mystical. The frail and lovely Elsa of Brabant is accused of murdering her own brother, but God sends a mysterious knight, Lohengrin, to defend her honor
Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

25 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at St. Lukes in London, a live recording of the soaring Mass in B Minor performed with the never-mailed-in performance by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by John Eliot Gardiner during the course of their wildly successful 2014 European tour
Der Messias = Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiah highlights Comfort ye my people, And the glory of the Lord, O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, He shall feed his flock, I know that my Redeemer liveth, Halleluhah chorus Margaret Marshall, Soprano;Catherine Robbin, mezzo-soprano;Charles Brett, countertenor, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, tenor;Robert Hale, bass;Saul Quirke, boy soprano Monteverdi choir English Baroque soloists John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Fidelio : (highlights) by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in German and English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quartet:Mir is so wunderbar;Ha!Ha!Ha! welch' ein Augenblick;Abscheulicher!;O welche Lust in freier Luft;Gott! welch' Dunkel hier!;Nur hurtig fort, nur frisch gegraben;Euch werde Lohn in bessern Welten;Er sterbe! Doch er soll erst wissen;O namen - namenlose Freude!;Des besten Konigs Wink und Wille Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Birgit Nilsson, soprano JamesMcCracken, tenor Lorin Maazel, conductor
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile ; Petite symphonie by Charles Gounod( )

7 editions published in 2001 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parsifal : [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( )

46 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 456 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
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

14 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( )

29 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner worked on Tannhäuser, his fifth opera, from 1842 to 1845, conducting the first performance on October 19, 1845 at the Dresden Royal Opera. The first two nights were uncertaqin successes, but by the third performance the opera began to have its effect on the audience. Over the next few years it became enormously popular throughout Germany, then moved to other countries. In 1859 it became the first Wagner opera to be performed in America. By 1861 Tannhäuser had been given hundreds of times, when Wagner was called upon to produce a revised version for the Paris Opéra. Despite the composer's efforts to adapt the work for French tastes, anti-Wagner riots broke out and he withdrew the work. It was not seen again in France until 1895. Meanwhile Tannhäuser, in the Dresden version, opened the second season of New York's Metropolitan Opera in November of 1884. Nowadays either the Dresden or Paris version may be given, depending on the director's preference; the current recording is an amalgam of the two. -- Page [1-2] of program notes
The trumpet shall sound by Maurice André( )

2 editions published in 2003 and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weihnachts-Oratorium = Christmas oratorio : BWV 248 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in German and English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helmuth Rilling conducts a performance of the Weihnachts Oratorium in Liederhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( )

17 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner said this early-Romantic gem was the most German of German operas. Its irresistible mix of colorful folklore, the spooky supernatural, a tender romance, and the passionate struggle between good and evil are all captured in Weber's tuneful and dramatic score. The cast in this rare U.S. performance is sensational: Sándor Kónya as our hero, the forester Max, who must win a shooting contest in order to marry his beloved Agathe (the ravishing Pilar Lorengar), despite the dark plotting of Caspar (Gerd Feldhoff)
Symphonie no. 8 by Gustav Mahler( )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinfonie Nr. 8 Es-Dur für Soli, Knabenchor, zwei Chöre und grosses Orchester. Text: Veni creator spiritus; Schluss-Szene aus Goethes Faust
Die Zauberflöte ; Oper in zwei Aufzügen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

27 editions published between 1960 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthäus Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

15 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'information lisible par ordinateur comprend la reprod. de la partition autographe de la passion conservée à la Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Mus. Ms. Bach P. 25)
Sacred masterpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in German and French and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stabat Mater by Antonín Dvořák( )

4 editions published in 1993 in Latin and French and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Barbier von Sevilla Gesamtaufnahme in deutscher Sprache by Gioacchino Rossini( )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1995 in German and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

10 symphonies by Gustav Mahler( )

2 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Franz Crass cantante de ópera alemán

Franz Crass deutscher Opernsänger (Bass)

Franz Crass Duits zanger

Franz Crass German opera singer

Franz Crass německý operní pěvec

Franz Crass tysk sångare

Franz Crass tysk sanger

Franz Crass tysk songar

Krasas Francas

Красс, Франц, 1928-2012

German (285)

Latin (34)

French (19)

English (14)

Italian (10)

Spanish (1)