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Thielemann, Christian 1959-

Works: 528 works in 1,242 publications in 7 languages and 15,914 library holdings
Genres: Live sound recordings  Operas  Music  Drama  Songs  Cantatas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art music  Waltzes (Music)  Excerpts 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Author, Creator, Editor, Other, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: M1530.O74, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Christian Thielemann
Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 by Johannes Brahms( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Year's Eve concert 2010 by Christian Thielemann( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The auspicious premiere of a series of New Year's Eve concerts from the famous Semperoper in Dresden. Christian Thielemann, designated Principal Conductor of Staatskapelle Dresden, pours his expertise into Lehar's evergreen The Merry Widow, with theopeartic megastar Renee Fleming in the title role. Adding to the magnetic presence of Renee Fleming is the chocolately baritone and charm of Christopher Maltman
Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 by Johannes Brahms( )

7 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loss of the Rheingold and the Delivery of the goddess Freia to Fasott
Live aus der Semperoper : the Lehár gala from Dresden by Franz Lehár( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in German and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

B4 : symphonies, overtures by Johannes Brahms( )

and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tonight : Welthits von Berlin bis Broadway by Renée Fleming( )

8 editions published in 2014 in German and English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Staatskapelle Dresden s New Year s Eve concert has become a much-loved fixture in the musical calendar This year's event stars Christian Thielemann, Renée Fleming and Klaus Florian Vogt. Entitled Tonight, the DVD takes you on a journey from Berlin to Broadway, showcasing all the dynamism and drama of twentieth-century musical theatre: from kings of operetta Paul Abraham, Robert Stolz and Paul Lincke to masters of the musical Frederick Loewe, George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein."--Publisher's description
Four last songs ; Songs & arias by Richard Strauss( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana by Carl Orff( )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana
Evening star : German opera arias by Thomas Quasthoff( )

9 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johannes Brahms, Clara Schumann by Lisa Batiashvili( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arabella by Richard Strauss( Visual )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerns the efforts of the improverished Count Waldner to make a profitable marriage for his daughter Arabella. Complications intervene before she is happily betrothed to Mandryka, and her younger sister, Zdenka, to Arabella's former admirer Matteo
Elektra by Richard Strauss( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 308 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
My life with Wagner : fairies, rings, and redemption : exploring opera's most enigmatic composer by Christian Thielemann( Book )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over a distinguished career conducting some of the world's finest orchestras, Christian Thielemann has earned a reputation as the leading modern interpreter of Richard Wagner. This book chronicles his ardent personal and professional engagement with the composer whose work has shaped his thinking and feeling from early childhood. Thielemann retraces his journey with Wagner - from Berlin to Bayreuth via Venice, Hamburg and Chicago
Symphonie nr. 5 by Anton Bruckner( )

7 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Von allen Sinfonien Anton Bruckners ist die Fünfte die kühnste, weil sie sich in ein Gestrüpp hartnäckig wiederkehrender Motive verläuft. Sie treibt den Hörer in eine Wirrnis, aus der es kein Entkommen gibt. Das Katastrophische, das Bruckner immer auszeichnet, ist hier kompromisslos auf die Spitze getrieben. Erst in seiner Neunten wagte er wieder, an so hörerfeindliche Musik anzuknüpfen. Vor neun Monaten dirigierte Bernard Haitink, einer der ganz großen Bruckner-Interpreten, die Fünfte mit den Sinfonikern des Bayerischen Rundfunks in München. Der jetzt erschienene Live-Mitschnitt (BR-Klassik) belegt eine auf jedes Partiturdetail achtende Lesart. Im Zentrum stehen bei Haitink die vielen Zusammenbrüche und das häufige Abreißen der Musik. Die mit urtümlich dunklem Klang ausgespielten Eruptionen und Klanggewitter wirken deshalb umso zerfahrener. Haitinks Version der Fünften ist das Porträt eines Komponisten, der allzu gern ans gigantische Gelingen glauben würde, den dann jedoch übermächtige Zweifel immer wieder zum Innehalten zwingen" (Süddeutsche Zeitung, 10. 11. 2010)
"Genoveva" overture ; Overture, scherzo, and finale ; Symphony no. 3 by Robert Schumann( )

5 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German overtures by Wiener Philharmoniker( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Bohm's only studio version of the work was recorded in 1958. When Deutsche Grammophon originally planned to record the work, there were already two rival versions on the market: the Decca recording under Erich Kleiber and EMI's version under Herbert von Karajan. Karajan's recording was made in December 1956 and should have included Irmgard Seefried as Octavian and Rita Streich as Sophie, but in both cases cast changes became necessary: Seefried was replaced by the young Christa Ludwig, and pregnancy forced Rita Streich to withdraw. As a result, Deutsche Grammophon was able to use both these singers for its own recording exactly two years later. It boasts a wonderful cast, with the full-throated Marianne Schech as the Marschallin, Irmgard Seefried bringing a range of colour to the 'trouser' role of Octavian, Rita Streich light and exquisite as Sophie, and a rounded, lyrical portrait of Faninal from Fischer-Dieskau. The recording also reunited Bohm with his 'old' orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, an orchestra often referred to as the Zauberharfe or Magic Harp for the fluent and airborne quality of its sound
Ouvertüre "Egmont" by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

4 editions published in 2007 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies nos. 1 "Spring" & 4 by Robert Schumann( )

8 editions published in 2001 in 4 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Christian Thielemann chef d'orchestre allemand

Christian Thielemann director de orquesta alemán

Christian Thielemann direttore d'orchestra tedesco

Christian Thielemann Duits dirigent

Christian Thielemann German conductor

Thielemann 1959-

כריסטיאן תילמן

틸레만, 크리스티안 1959-