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Arthur, Donald

Works: 113 works in 180 publications in 3 languages and 2,608 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Internet videos  History  Documentary films  Educational films  Excerpts  Biographies  Nonfiction films  Musicals  Ethnographic films 
Roles: Translator, Narrator, Performer, Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Contributor, Lyricist, Commentator, Speaker, Singer, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1997, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald Arthur
Malevolent muse : the life of Alma Mahler by Oliver Hilmes( )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The legendary life of the muse of geniuses, Alma Mahler-Gropius-Werfel"--
Hans Hotter : memoirs by Hans Hotter( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He achieved his vocal prime after the war and was a featured performer in Munich, Vienna, Bayreuth, New York, San Francisco, London's Covent Garden, and Salzburg. In addition to his long and acclaimed opera career, Hotter was also a distinguished stage director, teacher, and an incomparable lieder singer, celebrated for his mastery of Schubert's song cycle Die Winterresise."
Lotfi Mansouri : an operatic journey by Lotfi Mansouri( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lotfi Mansouri has lived a full life in opera: triumphs and near disasters, divas and divos, moneymen and true artists, he has known them all. In this entertaining and engaging memoir, Mansouri lifts the curtain and invites the reader to see how magic is created on stage. He has lived a storied life: early years in Iran, move to America, long stays in Europe and Canada, directing tasks on several continents, and a brilliant final act as the General Director of the San Francisco Opera, all the while continuing to mount productions worldwide. He has known virtually everybody in the opera world over the past fifty years, and has collaborated with some of the greatest. Mansouri was also a central figure in the recent rejuvenation of opera through innovations such as supertitles and, perhaps more important, the staging and commissioning of new works that would appeal to a more contemporary audience, such as SFO's production of The Death of Klinghoffer, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Dead Man Walking. Mansouri isn't shy about dropping names and bruising some egos (even his own). Anyone who wants to know what the opera world is really like can now find out in the company of a charming and expert guide
Mammy Water: In Search of the Water Spirits in Nigeria by Sabine Jell-Bahlsen( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Igbo and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film features Mammy Water rituals and interviewies with devotes and their leaders. Mammy Waters is a water deity worshiped in Nigeria
Tubali: Hausa Architecture In Northern Nigeria( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beautiful architecture of Hausa cities in Northern Nigeria is examined in this film. Local builders, architects, and a museum curator explain the development of the Hausa style and traditional methods of construction. Master craftsmen and their apprentices show how traditional architectural forms influence contemporary design. Hausa building technology, as well as the social, religious and aesthetics of Hausa architecture are also discussed
The Eye of the dictator : propaganda and the Nazis( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the use of film and particularly the weekly newsreel to inform, disinform, and persuade Germany during years of the Nazi regime. The program takes an in-depth look at the way Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda, controlled the work of German film cameramen and how he manipulated their work to great effect both as propaganda and as art
The desert song by Sigmund Romberg( Recording )

5 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tradesmen and treasures : Gothic and Renaissance Nuremberg( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the remarkable flowering of art and culture in Nuremberg during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries. Interviews, period music, and travelers' accounts bring to life the great artists, the shrewd merchants, and the patrician families who made Nuremberg into one of Europe's great cities
The Berlin Philharmonic story : views of a free orchestral republic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the "path from the orchestra's emergence at the end of the 19th century up to the present day when Sir Simon Rattle inagurated a new era in the ensemble's history."--Container
Killing seeds( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Canada's wheat belt, farmer Percy Schmeiser was sued by the seed producing multinational Monsanto. They demanded damages worth a quarter of a million dollars on the grounds of a patent violation, wind and birds had carried Monsanto's genetically modified canola onto his fields. This emotive film follows his quest to clear his name and stand up for traditional farming
Puncture of shielded radioactive material shipping containers by R Larder( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Berliner Philharmoniker : view of a free orchestral republic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Berlin Philharmonic story is more than just a portrait about the history of this world-famous orchestra. It also tells the story of the city of Berlin in which the orchestra was founded in 1882. Today it is one of the most exciting cities in the world. Six musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic tell us the story of their orchestra and of the city they live in. We follow them through various situations in their daily lives and are also led to places of historical interest in Berlin; such as Checkpoint Charlie, the wall memorial or the Schönberger Rathaus. From these places in the present we start our journey into the past or into the future. While material taken from the archives breathes life into days gone by, computer animations give us a taste of Berlin in the future. In addition, outstanding contemporary artists working regularly with the Berlin Philharmonic add their points of view to those of the musicians
Fifty-five years in five acts : my life in opera by Astrid Varnay( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this memoir, Varnay reflects on her remarkable life in opera, discussing her signature roles and performances, vocal preparation and technique, interpretive acting style, and her seamless transition from leading soprano to character roles, including her switch from Elektra to Klytämnestra in Strauss's Elektra. Her fascinating account is filled with frank, often critical observations about many of the most significant vocal artists, conductors, and directors of the twentieth century. She describes her lifelong friendship with her operatic idol, Kirsten Flagstad, the years at the Met and conflicts with Rudolf Bing, her appearances at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals, and her artistic rift with Herbert von Karajan."--Jacket
2000 years of Christianity : the complete history of the Christian faith by Gustav Tolderlund-Hansen( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than 2000 years, the life of Christ has inspired individual people, societies, and government officials all over the world. This extraordinary thirteen-part series examines the powerful spiritual, intellectual and political impact of His teachings and message throughout the centuries. Each episode delves into complex historical problems and produces startling answers that are sure to interest believers and skeptics alike
American musical theatre by Donald Arthur( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in German and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Deutschen und die Amerikaner : eine Dokumentation = The Americans and the Germans : a documentary by Thomas Piltz( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The district superintendent, key to district revitalization by Paul M Dietterich( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Juden, sind sie das auserwählte Volk? by D Arthur( Book )

3 editions published in 1907 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin : Travel guide, new up-to-date by Frauke Burian( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin by Frauke Burian( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in German and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hans Hotter : memoirs
Lotfi Mansouri : an operatic journeyKilling seedsFifty-five years in five acts : my life in opera
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