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WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln

Works: 343 works in 695 publications in 5 languages and 23,158 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Symphonies  Excerpts  Songs and music  Art music  Concertos  Music 
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 487 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
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 378 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
Les espaces acoustiques by Gérard Grisey( )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 331 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( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Czech and English and held by 289 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
Orion ; Siddhartha ; Cinq chansons pour percussion by Claude Vivier( )

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

Konzert für Klavier und Orchester ; Invocation VI ; Spur ; FAMA VI ; Retour an dich ; Lotófagos I by Beat Furrer( )

4 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete symphonic works by Edvard Grieg( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanda by Antonín Dvořák( )

3 editions published in 2000 in Czech and German and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cello concerto no. 1 by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( )

2 editions published in 2011 and held by 273 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

Complete overtures by Carl Maria von Weber( )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die heilige Linde by Siegfried Wagner( )

3 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 268 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 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elektra by Richard Strauss( )

7 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
Apeiron by Johannes Maria Staud( )

6 editions published in 2007 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storie di altre storie by Salvatore Sciarrino( )

7 editions published in 2008 in 4 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sphären ; Der ewige Tag by York Höller( )

3 editions published in 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 263 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 262 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

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