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WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln

Works: 362 works in 713 publications in 6 languages and 23,517 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Symphonies  Songs and music  Art music  Excerpts  Concertos  Songs 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician
Classifications: M1500.W13, 782.1
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Most widely held works by WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Daphne by Richard Strauss( Recording )

14 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classical tragedy tells of the eponymous heroine, a sunlight-worshipping virgin who has no interest in earthbound romantic relationships. Unable to return her childhood-friend Leukippos's affections, and unwilling to don a special dress for the Dionysian festival, Daphne soon encounters a mysterious stranger, in the guise of a herdsman, who makes an unsuccessful attempt to wheedle her into romance. He ultimately reveals himself as Apollo, the god of the sun, and enters a violent rivalry with Leukippos for Daphne's affections that ends tragically for all
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lauritz Melchior heads a stellar cast in this remarkable broadcast of Wagner's Romantic opera. As the knightly title hero, he comes to the aid of Elsa (Astrid Varnay), the innocent young woman accused of murdering her brother by the evil Ortrud (Kerstin Thorborg) and her husband, the scheming Telramund (Alexander Sved). Norman Cordon sings King Henry, and Erich Leinsdorf conducts.This performance is taken from the CD box set Wagner at The Met, released by Sony Classical
Les espaces acoustiques by Gérard Grisey( )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prologue. Alto. Grisey, Gérard
Nun ; Notturno : (Musik für Julia) by Helmut Lachenmann( )

3 editions published in 2001 in Undetermined and German and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Král a uhlíř by Antonín Dvořák( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Czech and English and held by 287 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
Konzert für Klavier und Orchester ; Invocation VI ; Spur ; FAMA VI ; Retour an dich ; Lotófagos I by Beat Furrer( )

5 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orion ; Siddhartha ; Cinq chansons pour percussion by Claude Vivier( )

5 editions published in 2006 and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete symphonic works by Edvard Grieg( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanda by Antonín Dvořák( )

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

Cello concerto no. 1 by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

2 editions published in 2011 and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die heilige Linde by Siegfried Wagner( )

4 editions published in 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete symphonic works by Edvard Grieg( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popol vuh ; Cantata para América mágica by Alberto Ginastera( )

6 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and No Linguistic content and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete overtures by Carl Maria von Weber( )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elektra by Richard Strauss( )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the courtyard of the palace of Agamemnon, murdered king of Mycenae, Elektra bemoans her father's murder at the hands of her mother, Klytämnestra, and her mother's lover, Aegisth. She vows vengeance. She is interrupted by her younger sister, Chrysothemis, who urges Elektra to give up her obsession with revenge so they both can lead normal lives. Chrysothemis reappears with news that Orest is dead. Stunned, Elektra tells her sister she must now help kill Klytämnestra and Aegisth. When the girl pulls away in terror and runs off, Elektra starts to dig for the buried ax that killed Agamemnon. She is interrupted by a stranger who says he has come to inform Klytämnestra of Orest's death. When Elektra reveals her name, he tells her Orest lives. Servants come and kiss his hand. The dogs of the house know me, he says, but not my own sister. Crying his name, Elektra falls into Orest's arms and tells him she has lived only for his return. Their reunion is cut short when Orest is summoned before Klytämnestra. He kills both the queen and her lover. Elektra begins an ecstatic dance and when Chryothemis returns, Elektra falls dead
Storie di altre storie by Salvatore Sciarrino( )

7 editions published in 2008 in 4 languages and held by 265 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

Sinfonie Nr. 9 D-Dur = Symphony no. 9 D major by Gustav Mahler( )

4 editions published in 2010 and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Jakobiner by Antonín Dvořák( )

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

Le temps et l'écume ; Les chants de l'amour by Gérard Grisey( )

6 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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controlled identityKölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester

Kölner RSO

Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester

Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk

NWDR Sinfonie-Orchester

Orchestra sinfonica della WDR di Colonia

Orchestre de la radio de Cologne

Orchestre symphonique de la NWDR

Orchestre symphonique de la WDR

Orchestre symphonique du WDR de Cologne

WDR-Sinfonieorchester Köln


WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne (1999-)

WDR Symphony Orchestra of Cologne

WDR Symphony Orchestra of Cologne (1999-)

Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln Sinfonieorchester

Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln WDR-Sinfonieorchester Köln