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Janssen, Herbert

Works: 520 works in 898 publications in 4 languages and 2,665 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Musical settings  Art music  Music  Chamber music  Songs  Librettos  Documentary films 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, Editor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Herbert Janssen
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

39 editions published between 1943 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's revolutionary score changed the world of music with its radical portrayal of an all-consuming passion that can only be fulfilled in death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Isolde, one of her greatest roles, in her second Met season. Karl Liebl is Tristan, the man she loves--and the best friend of the man she is forced to marry. Jerome Hines is the sorrowful King Marke and Irene Dalis sings Isolde's stalwart companion, Brangäne
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

33 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadcast on Feb. 22, 1941, NBC Radio, from Metropolitan Opera House, New York City
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

50 editions published between 1930 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
The Hugo Wolf Society : 1931-1938, the complete edition by Hugo Wolf( Recording )

4 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary Wagner singers of the 1930s by Richard Wagner( Recording )

4 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan & Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

2 editions published in 1991 in German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Konwitschny's Tristan und Isolde proves to be refreshingly controversial in its interpretation of this grand classic. In his hands, the towering Wagner opera becomes an optimistic work about two people who succeed in finding love."--Container
Wagner's mastersinger : Hitler's Siegfried : the life and times of Max Lorenz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present documentary includes an exploration of the Third Reich's heroic ideal and examines the way in which Wagner's characters were portrayed onstage at this time, while also seeking answers to questions about Lorenz's career and addressing the complications caused by his private life. The film features archival footage from a period of four decades as well as eyewitness accounts from numerous colleagues and other contemporaries."--Container
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( )

15 editions published between 1944 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even by the Met's own high standards, this Walküre cast is nothing short of breathtaking. Lauritz Melchior's truly heroic Siegmund beautifully complements Rose Bampton's feminine, appealing Sieglinde. No wonder Helen Traubel (Brünnhilde) melts when she sees the depths of their love for each other. But Kerstin Thorborg's imperious Fricka is unyielding in her demands that her husband, Wotan (Herbert Janssen), punish Siegmund for breaking the laws of marriage. With menacing, black-voiced bass Alexander Kipnis as the aggrieved Hunding, and conducted by George Szell, this is Wagner at his most stirring
Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance presents the great Leonie Rysanek in one of her most memorable roles--the teenage Judean princess Salome. Obsessed with the prophet Jochanaan, the Biblical John the Baptist (Norman Bailey), she skillfully manipulates her lecherous stepfather Herod (Ragnar Ulfung) until he has no choice but to have the holy man killed for spurning the princess's advances. The legendary Astrid Varnay is Salome's mother, Herodias. Highlights of the score include the Dance of the Seven Veils and Salome's final monologue, one of the supreme dramatic achievements in all of opera
Die Walküre : Act III (complete) ; duet (Act 1, scene 3) by Richard Wagner( Recording )

in German and Undetermined and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Recording )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This broadcast of Wagner's most romantic opera stars René Kollo as the knight of the Holy Grail who arrives in a boat pulled by a swan to defend the innocent Elsa, played by Pilar Lorengar. Mignon Dunn is the dark and malevolent Ortrud who poisons the couple's happiness, with some help from her husband, Telramund (Donald McIntyre). James Levine leads the Met orchestra, bringing out the shimmer and the thunder of the score, along with every shade of expression in between
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

17 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
Lauritz Melchior 50th anniversary by Lauritz Melchior( Recording )

2 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in German and Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugo Wolf Society by Hugo Wolf( Recording )

3 editions published in 1994 in German and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kulissenbau und Bühnenbild Handwerks- und Gestaltungshilfen für Jugendgruppe, Schule, Heimbühne und Amateurtheater by Herbert Janssen( Book )

3 editions published in 1959 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Götterdämmerung : (Excerpts) by Richard Wagner( Recording )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner singing on record by Richard Wagner( Recording )

2 editions published in 1991 in German and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

3 editions published between 1947 and 2002 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg): Overture performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting. [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]
Die Walküre : Duet (Act 1, Scene 3) ; Die Walkure : Act III by Richard Wagner( Recording )

1 edition published in 1949 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 31 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
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Herbert Janssen artiste lyrique

Herbert Janssen Duits zanger

Herbert Janssen German opera singer

Herbertus Janssen

Jannsen, Herbert 1892-1965

Janssen, H. 1892-1965

Янссен, Герберт

German (171)

English (3)

French (1)

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