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WDR Rundfunkchor Köln

Works: 181 works in 338 publications in 6 languages and 13,528 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Musical settings  Songs and music  Music  Songs  Excerpts  Musicals  Symphonies 
Roles: Performer, Musician, Singer
Classifications: M1500.W13, 782.1
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Most widely held works by WDR Rundfunkchor Köln
Daphne by Richard Strauss( Recording )

11 editions published in 2005 in German and English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis Shepherds are preparing for the feast of Dionysus, under instructions from Daphne's fisher-folk parents Peneios and Gaea. Daphne praises the natural world as opposed to the clumsy ways of men. The shepherd Leukippos, her childhood playmate, tries to embrace her lovingly, but she rejects both him and the coming festivities. She refuses to wear the specially-prepared clothes and runs off. Her maids persuade Leukippos to wear the clothes instead. Apollo arrives disguised as a cow-herd and is passionately drawn to Daphne, though she will not totally surrender to him. The festivities begin and the disguised Leukippos offers Daphne the libation cup arousing the jealousy of Apollo, who causes the sky to thunder. The sheep are escaping and must be rounded up again, leaving Apollo, Leukippos and Daphne alone. Leukippos reveals his true identity and demands Apollo does the same, abusing the god. With his bow, Apollo shoots Leukippos dead. Daphne reacts passionately, at last coming to terms with her Dionysiac side and acknowledging responsibility for this tragedy. Apollo begs forgiveness, asking to love her in the ennobled form of a laurel tree. He vanishes, she tries to follow, but is rooted to the ground as her transformation begins, until finally her silvery disembodied voice is heard above the shimmering leaves
Choral works by Luigi Nono( )

4 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

10 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 381 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
Symphony in three movements ; Symphony in C ; Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky( )

3 editions published in 2006 in No Linguistic content and Latin and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies. "En 3 mouvements". Stravinsky, Igor
Symphonic fantasies by Jonne Valtonen( )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partituren aus Videospielen des japanischen Herstellers Square Enix. Sinfonische Musik einer neuen Generatino
Král a uhlíř by Antonín Dvořák( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Czech and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King and Charcoal Burner: The theme of the opera is from old legend of the rescue of a Czech ruler (probably prince Jaromír of Bohemia of the Přemyslid dynasty, or his brother Oldřich of Bohemia) who gets lost in the woods of Křivoklát. One of the main characters -- the charcoal burner Matěj -- was taken by Lobeský from the puppet theatre play Feast Day in Hudlice (based on the same theme). Lobeský also replaced the Přemyslid king with the Habsburg Emperor Matthias (and thus shifted the action from the 11th to the 17th century). As Matěj is the familiar form of Matthias in Czech, Dvořák gained two characters with the same names -- one poor, one rich. The king mingles incognito among the common folk (a frequently recurring theme in Czech culture of that time), so the plot is based on the merging of the worlds of the aristocracy and the common folk
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 283 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
Wanda by Antonín Dvořák( )

2 editions published in 2000 in Czech and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die heilige Linde by Siegfried Wagner( )

3 editions published in 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sphären ; Der ewige Tag by York Höller( )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Jakobiner by Antonín Dvořák( )

3 editions published in 2004 in Czech and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russalka by Aleksandr Sergeevich Dargomyzhski( )

3 editions published in 2010 in Russian and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The student prince : [highlights] by Sigmund Romberg( )

7 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy Kirsten, vocals Robert Rounseville, vocals Lehman Engel, conductor of orchestra and chorus Dorothy Donnelly, lyrics
Die Landstreicher by Carl Michael Ziehrer( )

5 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the field of entertainment music, Ziehrers name was soon a quality brand in Vienna, especially as Carl Haslinger, Johann Strauss Jr.s publisher, provided him with valuable assistance. Unlike Strauss, Ziehrer came from the piano, so he was not a standing leading violinist, but availed himself of a baton. He wrote countless orchestral compositions, above all waltzes, but also marches and polkas, including many that would be termed hits today, as well as more than twenty stage works. Most of these operettas are almost forgotten today, and merely Die Landstreicher (1899) comes to mind. It is a merry and graceful work in a popular tone and with a slightly sentimental mood. This recording is another jewel for the Capriccio Operetta Edition who takes care of these unjustly forgotten composers and pieces
In cauda ; Portrait ; Duo pour Bruno by Franco Donatoni( )

2 editions published in 1999 in Italian and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Svatá Ludmila by Antonín Dvořák( )

3 editions published in 1999 in Czech and German and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caminantes-- by Luigi Nono( )

3 editions published in 2007 in Latin and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paroli by Leo Fall( )

2 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Paroli (originally entitled Frau Denise), a variation on the Figaro theme of the amorous misadventures of a duped, married nobleman set near Paris during the late 18th c., Leo Fall (1873-1925) succeeded in producing a captivating one-act chamber play that was neither operetta nor opera even though it does have its share of reminiscences of fairy-tale operas, stylistic quotations of the rococo, discreet leitmotivic technique, and polished ensemble pieces. A prodigious operetta composer, Leo Fall was considered a true rival to Franz Lehár at the turn of the 20th century
Alessandro Stradella by Friedrich von Flotow( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in German and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tabi-bito ; Sen VI ; Die Lotosblume by Toshio Hosokawa( )

2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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controlled identityKölner Rundfunkchor

Choeur de la radio de Cologne

Chœur du WDR Cologne.

Hor na radio K'oln.

Kölner Rundfunk Chor

Kölner Rundfunkchor.

Rundfunkchor des Westdeutschen Rundfunks.b410b

Rundfunkchor Köln

WDR choeur de la radio de Cologne

WDR Choir.

WDR Radio Chorus Cologne.

WDR-Rundfunkchor Köln

WDR-Rundfunkchor Köln, 1999 -

Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Cologne Chor

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln Rundfunkchor

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln Rundfunkchor 1999 -

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