WorldCat Identities

Allen, Gene

Overview
Works: 2 works in 2 publications in 2 languages and 2 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Art music  Humor  Songs and music  Excerpts  Musical settings 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: M1500.S89, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gene Allen
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
My son, the President by Christopher Weeks( Recording )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.55 (from 0.42 for Der Rosenk ... to 0.69 for My son, th ...)

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