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Gerhaher, Christian

Works: 299 works in 807 publications in 10 languages and 11,015 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Oratorios  Operas  Masses  Symphonies  Requiems  Excerpts  Drama 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, Contributor, Other, Interviewee, Narrator, Speaker, Actor
Classifications: M2010, 782.48
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Most widely held works about Christian Gerhaher
Most widely held works by Christian Gerhaher
Die Jahreszeiten = The seasons by Joseph Haydn( )

5 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina burana by Carl Orff( )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Silvesterkonzert 2004 der Berliner Philharmoniker war dem populärsten Werk von Carl Orff gewidmet, der Carmina burana. Diese lateinisch-mittelhochdeutsche Hommage an das Mittelalter, an Wein, Weib und Gesang, aber auch an die über allem stehende Göttin Fortuna, war im ZDF mitzuerleben. Nun ist die Live-Aufnahme des Silvesterkonzerts unter der Stabführung von Sir Simon Rattle auf CD zu haben. Grundbestand!
Szenen aus Goethes Faust by Robert Schumann( )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Am Pult des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks: der herausragende englische Dirigent Daniel Harding. Er präsentiert mit den "Faust-Szenen"ein groß angelegtes Meisterstück, das die komplexe und hochphilosophische literarische Vorlage von Goethe in einer losen Szenenfolge musikalisch nachzeichnet. Immer wieder beschäftigte sich Schumann gerade in seinem letzten Lebensjahrzehnt mit den Möglichkeiten, die im vokal-symphonischen und musikdramatischen Komponieren liegen. Die Partie des Faust gestaltet der außergewöhnliche Bariton Christian Gerhaher, ihm zur Seite stehen Christiane Karg als Gretchen sowie weitere international hoch angesehene Solisten, der Kammerchor der Augsburger Domsingknaben und der Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks" (
Die Schöpfung = The creation by Joseph Haydn( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This marvellous recording, sung in German, comes as a surprise, since Bernard Haitink is not obviously associated with Haydn. In fact he didn't tackle The Creation until 2011, when he was 82. He approaches this great choral masterpiece with wit, unhurried grandeur, riveting orchestral detail and forward momentum - in short, with just the acuity he brings to anything he conducts. (....) Gabriel (soprano Camilla Tilling), Uriel (tenor Mark Padmore), and Raphael (bass Hanno Müller-Brachmann). Choir, orchestra and soloists are on sparkling form in this live recording - an invigorating reminder, if any were needed, of Haydn's genius" (The Guardian)
Terezín = Theresienstadt by Anne Sofie von Otter( Recording )

11 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program of music, mostly cabaret and art songs, written within the confines of the camp. The liner note explains in brief the situation and fate of each composer. These scant details effectively compound the tragic ironies but definitely leave us wanting to hear more of the fascinating and horrible collective tale. But the sparseness works on the music's behalf, for it sends us back to the songs themselves to learn more
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public awareness of Benjamin Britten's person and works advanced dramatically -- even explosively -- twice during his lifetime. The first time was in 1945, when his opera Peter Grimes was produced for the postwar reopening of Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. The second time followed the premier at Coventry and the subsequent series of performances all across Europe and North America of the War Requiem. Except to those provincials who thought that milky pastoral was the only idiom appropriate for an Englishman and who also found the young Britten too clever by half, the triumph of Peter Grimes marked not just the confirmation of a prodigious talent; it represented a moment of hope that, for the first time since the death of Henry Purcell in 1695, England had produced a composer of international stature. The impact the War Requiem made 17 years later was wider and deeper by far. Britten, approaching 50, had become an artist whose every new utterance was awaited with the most lively interest and the highest expectations. The War Requiem, moreover, was tied to a pair of events that were heavily freighted with history and emotion: the destruction of Coventry Cathedral in an air raid during the night of November 14-15, 1940, and its reconsecration more than 21 years later. Its first performance was planned as an international event with respect both to participants and audience. Most importantly, the War Requiem was a weighty and poignant statement on the subject of piercingly urgent concern to much of humankind. In the War Requiem, Britten drew on forces larger and more complex than in any previous work of his. The basic division of the performers is into two groups, reflecting the dual source of the words; the libretto stands in a relation of text (the Latin Missa pro defunctis) and commentary (the nine Owen poems). The Latin text is essentially the province of the large mixed chorus, but from this there is spillover in two opposite directions: the solo soprano represents a heightening of the choral singing at its most emotional, while the boys' choir represents liturgy at its most distanced. The mixed chorus and solo soprano are accompanied by the full orchestra; the boys' choir, whose sound should be distant, is supported by an organ. All this constitutes one group. The other group consists of the tenor and baritone soloists, whose province is the series of Owen songs; they are accompanied by the chamber orchestra. - Program notes / Michael Steinberg
War requiem : op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The horrors of war and pacifist sentiments are expressed in Benjamin Britten's War Requiem
Orlando paladino by Joseph Haydn( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orlando Paladino: Dramma eroi-comico in tre atti, Hob. XXVIII:11. Libretto: Nunziato Porta
Des Knaben Wunderhorn ; Adagio from Symphony no. 10 by Gustav Mahler( )

5 editions published in 2010 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conductor Helmuth Rilling has won both fan and critical acclaim for his interpretations of Bach's works. Now the Bach expert is joined by the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart and a cast of talented young soloists for dynamic recording of Bach's Mass in B Minor
Heimkehr aus der Fremde : op. 89 : Liederspiel in einem Akt = ballad opera in one act by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

6 editions published in 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melancholie : Lieder by Robert Schumann( )

6 editions published in 2008 in 4 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

8 editions published in 2015 in 4 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years after her critically acclaimed début at the Salzburg Festival as Susanna In Mozart's Le Nozze Di Figaro, Dorothea Röschmann releases her first solo Mozart CD including among others famous arias from Don Giovanni and Le Nozze Di Figaro. The album is recorded with the Swedish Symphony Orchestra with Daniel Harding conducting
Nachtviolen : Lieder by Franz Schubert( )

5 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des Simplicius Simplicissimus Jugend by Karl Amadeus Hartmann( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( )

10 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Folkslied by Christian Gerhaher( )

9 editions published in 2016 in 6 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a Lied interpreter, on the concert stage and, increasingly, on the operatic stage as well, the baritone Christian Gerhaher is currently setting new artistic standards. After publication of two choral-symphonic recordings with this exceptional singer, BR-KLASSIK now presents a Lieder CD containing recorded material from Gerhaher's time as Artist in Residence with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks. Gerhaher's finely coordinated programme -ambiguously entitled "folkslied" - examines the exciting contrast between the Volkslied (folk song) and the Kunstlied (art song). It contains the rarely heard Folk Song Arrangementsby Benjamin Britten, the folk song arrangements for piano trio and voice by Beethoven and Haydn. Gerhaher's decision to use German texts to Haydn's melodies that were published inthe 1920s represents a tribute to Fritz Wunderlich, whose first recording of the German text versions is particularly close to his heart. The instrumental partners are: Gerold Huber, Gerhaher's longtime accompanist; Sebastian Klinger, the principal cellist of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks who is currently pursuing a solo career; and, on the violin, Anton Barachovsky, leader of the Symphonieorchester
Pierre Boulez conducts Mahler by Gustav Mahler( )

4 editions published in 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieder by Gustav Mahler( )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

3 editions published in 2017 and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1: 1: Un pocco sostenuto- Allegro- meno Allegro 17:14; 2: Adante sostenuto 9:04; 3: Un poco allegretto e grazioso 4:48; 4: Adagio-Piu andante- Allegro non troppo, ma con brio 17:19; 5: Variations for Orchestra in B flat major on a Theme by Joseph Haydn op. 56a 19:00. Disc 2: 1: Allegro non troppo 21:07; 2: Adagio non troppo 9:38; 3: Allegretto grazioso- Presto ma non assai Tempo I 5:20; 4:Allegro con spirito 8:58; 5: Academic Festival Overture, op. 80 10:30; 6: Tragic Overture, op. 81 13:42. Disc 3: 1: Allegro con brio 13:17; 2: Andante 9:02; 3: Poco allegretto 6:29; 4: Allegro 8:45. 5: Allegro non troppo 13:15; 6: Andante moderato 11:36; 7: Allegro giocoso- Poco meno presto- Tempo I 6:28; 8: Allegro energico e passionato - piu allegro 10:15
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Christian Gerhaher cantant alemany

Christian Gerhaher cantante alemán

Christian Gerhaher chanteur allemand

Christian Gerhaher deutscher Sänger

Christian Gerhaher Duits zanger

Christian Gerhaher German singer

Christian Gerhaher saksalainen laulaja

Gerhaher, Christian Benedikt Günther 1969-