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Schmittberg, Norbert

Overview
Works: 26 works in 60 publications in 3 languages and 1,056 library holdings
Genres: Symphonies  Operas  Filmed performances  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Contributor
Classifications: M1500.O665, 782.09
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norbert Schmittberg
Ilsebill by Friedrich Klose( )

7 editions published in 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Arme Heinrich by Hans Pfitzner( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth by Ernest Bloch( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in French and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Götterdämmerung( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in German and English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bleak wind chord of E flat minor opens Richard Wagner's Götterdämmerung. It establishes the dominant atmosphere of the piece from its first bar: twilight, a deceptive half-light, prevails. Shadowy figures stumble towards the abyss. The last evening of the Ring is one of plotting and betrayal, of ominous oaths, a chilling lust for power, abuse and humiliation, and, also, of a superbly staged apocalypse, when the beings and things destined for destruction shine brightly for one last time. The leitmotivs and thematic ideas from throughout the whole tetralogy recur in Götterdämmerung, intensified and woven into a musical web from which there can be no escape. Everything appears to fit together fatally with everything else. There is nothing more to be done. The net of catastrophe is knotted too fatefully for that, both musically and dramatically. When Wagner sat down to write a prose outline of what turned out as the last part of the Ring, he called it Siegfried's Death. That was in the year of revolutions, 1848. The new title, usually translated as Twilight of the Gods, came later (Bernard Shaw called it Night Falls on the Gods but that never caught on). All the threads of the drama run now towards the hero's fall. The death of Siegfried precipitates the final dissolution of the gods' world, set in train by Wotan when he impiously tore a branch from the World Ash-Tree, and to which the god was already resigned long ago, before he knew of Siegfried's conception. The natural order has been diverted from its proper course, and the last hope of righting it rests with Siegfried, the human being of the future. He knows no constraints, no fear of violence moderates his thirst for action, he is naive and spontaneous. To Wagner he represented Utopia, Thomas Mann described him as "harlequin, god of light and anarchistic social revolutionary", Shaw as "a totally unmoral person, a born anarchist, the ideal of Bakunin, an anticipation of the 'overman' of Nietzsche". Yet he is unfree, nevertheless: he must run on the rails laid by Wotan and thus he is the instrument (one might say, war machine) of the failing power of the old gods as they wait for annihilation. The truly new, however, as Wagner saw it, can only rise from the ashes of the old. So Siegfried too must die, and Brünnhilde, magnanimous in forgiveness, assumes the roles of tragic heroine and redeemer by her self-sacrifice
Götterdämmerung : third day to the Der Ring des Nibelungen : music drama in three acts by Richard Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus der Tyrann by Carl Orff( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operavoorstelling, opgenomen in seizoen 2006-2007 in Darmstadt
Der Ring des Nibelungen = The ring cycle by Richard Wagner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Outside Germany, the name Weimar tends to evoke mixed feelings and pictures of German history of the last hundred years. Within Germany, Weimar means a town in the state of Thuringia arguably saturated with the 'Deutsche Kultur' of the 'Weimarer Klassik', the legendary Bauhaus, and finally the life and work of Franz Liszt and his son in law Richard Wagner. In Weimar Richard Wagner began composing the first part of his RING-cycle, 'Das Rheingold'. In 2008 the Nationaltheater Weimar started a new production of this unique tetralogy. The conductor is Carl St.Clair, a former student of Leonard Bernstein. With Michael Schulz' fine and highly intelligent staging this new 'Ring' production becomes an outstanding document of contemporary opera theatre."--Publisher website
Macbeth : complete recording by Ernest Bloch( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PFITZNER, H : Arme Heinrich (Der) [Opera]( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BLOCH, E : Macbeth [Opera]( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Macbeth drame lyrique en sept tableaux ; (un prologue et trois actes) by Ernest Bloch( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kniefall in Warschau by Gerhard Rosenfeld( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Götterdämmerung third day to Der Ring der Nibelungen; music drama in three acts by Richard Wagner( Recording )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus der Tyrann; ein Trauerspiel des Sophokles von Friedrich Hölderlin by Carl Orff( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

KLOSE, F.: Ilsebill [Opera] (Bosch)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le crépuscule des dieux : l'anneau du Nibelung( )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Götterdämmerung der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This 2013 recording completes the compelling La Scala Ring Cycle by Daniel Barenboim and Guy Cassiers, a production that proved one of the highlights of the Wagner bicentenary. The strong cast is headed by Irene Theorin, acclaimed worldwide for her portrayal of Wagner's heroines, as Brunnhilde, and Lance Ryan, who continues his radiant portrayal of the tragic hero Siegfried. Waltraud Meier has a memorable appearance as Waltraute
Oedipus der Tyrann by Carl Orff( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sofokles' tragedie bearbejdet af Friedrich Hölderlin
Le crépuscule des dieux : l'anneau du Nibelung( )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oedipus der Tyrann : ein Trauerspiel des Sophokles von Friedrich Hölderlin by Carl Orff( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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German (32)

French (12)

English (5)