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Schöffler, Paul 1897-1977

Works: 527 works in 1,319 publications in 5 languages and 6,300 library holdings
Genres: Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Drama  Operas  Music  Sacred music  Oratorios  Symphonies  Art music  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Conductor, Vocalist, Other, Narrator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Paul Schöffler
Most widely held works by Paul Schöffler
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

85 editions published between 1950 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven's powerful, and only, opera not only embodies the spirit of liberty and political freedom but is also the composer's paean to the triumph of married love. With the great Bruno Walter leading an incomparable cast, this is a performance for the ages. Legendary Kirsten Flagstad is Leonore, the heroine determined to stop at nothing to free her husband, Florestan (Set Svanholm), from death at the hands of his evil political enemy Don Pizarro (Paul Schöffler)
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( Recording )

49 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary conductor Fritz Reiner leads a magical performance of Wagner's only comic opera, starring the great Paul Schöffler as Hans Sachs, the cobbler-poet at the center of the story. Victoria de los Angeles is Eva, the young woman who must marry one of the mastersingers--but loves the knight Walther von Stoltzing, sung by Hans Hopf. Josef Greindl is Pogner, Eva's father, and Gerhard Pechner is Beckmesser, the pedantic town clerk who is trying to win Eva for himself.This performance is taken from the CD box set Wagner at The Met, released by Sony Classical
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

29 editions published between 1957 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strauss and Hofmannsthal's sumptuous and magical fairy tale receives an authoritative performance conducted by the great Karl Böhm, a protégé of the composer, in his last Met broadcast. The extraordinary cast is led by Leonie Rysanek as the Empress, the "woman without a shadow" of the title, who stars opposite James King as the ethereal Emperor, Walter Berry as the goodhearted Barak the Dyer, Ursula Schröder-Feinen as the hapless Dyer's Wife, and Mignon Dunn as the sinister Nurse
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( )

29 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 342 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
Paul Schoeffler : his greatest roles by Paul Schöffler( )

2 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes from Salome and Elektra by Richard Strauss( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no 9 by Gustav Mahler( )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in German and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dresden Staatskapelle has a very special tradition of performing Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. It performed the then still highly controversial work for the first time in August 1838 under the baton of Johann Gottlieb Reissiger. Since 1900, the piece has been performed yearly on Palm Sunday, having been popularized by Richard Wagner in 1843
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

30 editions published between 1944 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solists : RIE Staatskapelle Dresden ; Rudolf Kempe, con
Daphne by Richard Strauss( Recording )

32 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classical tragedy tells of the eponymous heroine, a sunlight-worshipping virgin who has no interest in earthbound romantic relationships. Unable to return her childhood-friend Leukippos's affections, and unwilling to don a special dress for the Dionysian festival, Daphne soon encounters a mysterious stranger, in the guise of a herdsman, who makes an unsuccessful attempt to wheedle her into romance. He ultimately reveals himself as Apollo, the god of the sun, and enters a violent rivalry with Leukippos for Daphne's affections that ends tragically for all
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

26 editions published between 1955 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Scenes from Salome and Elektra ; Suite from Le bourgeois gentilhomme. [Excerpts] by Richard Strauss( Recording )

3 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in German and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

32 editions published between 1952 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legendary Astrid Varnay gives a spectacular performance in the title role of Strauss's one-act masterpiece. Obsessed with avenging the murder of her father, Elektra is blind to the longings of her sister, Chrysothemis (Walburga Wegner), for a peaceful life. She taunts her mother, Klytämnestra (Elisabeth Höngen), with the gruesome fantasy of a bloody death at Elektra's hands. But Varnay's nuanced portrayal of Elektra's tortured soul is at its most gripping in the tender moments of reunion with her brother Orest (Paul Schöffler). The great Fritz Reiner conducts a rich, dramatic performance
Die Liebe der Danae by Richard Strauss( Recording )

25 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

35 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

35 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opname tijdens de Salzburger Festspiele 2 augustus 1954. Orfeo C 357 942 I
The creation by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

8 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in German and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of parts 1 and 2 of Haydn's oratorio The creation
Scenes from Elektra and Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in German and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( Recording )

5 editions published between 1951 and 1974 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartoli continues her exploration of Steffani's music by championing his last and greatest masterpiece - her first Stabat Mater since the best-selling Pergolesi recording."La Bartoli sings as enthrallingly as ever, and with this new CD reasserts her place as No. 1 in the international diva firmament." - Financial Times Germany on Mission. Cecilia Bartoli's exploration of the music of Steffani continues on from her best-selling recording ‘Mission' with an album of the celebrated Stabat Mater alongside Steffani's greatest sacred works for chorus, orchestra and soloists, constituting the most comprehensive collection of Steffani's sacred choral music on CD. Bartoli leads an array of internationally celebrated singers including countertenor Franco Fagioli, the bass Salvo Vitale and the two young German tenors Daniel Behle and Julian Prégardien. Steffani's Stabat Mater is his masterpiece, completed shortly before he died in 1728. It has been described as the most powerful expression of his religious fervour and, at almost half an hour, the largest-scale, most complex and heartfelt of his compositions outside his operas. The opening solo "Stabat Mater dolorosa" featured on the ‘Mission' DVD. The album is completed by six world premiere recordings of the best of Steffani's remaining sacred music, including Sperate in Deo and Laudate Pueri. These are scored for orchestra, chorus and soloists featuring two young baroque-specialist sopranos Nuria Rial and Yetzabel Arias Fernandez alongside Behle, Pregardien and Vitale. Also amongst these world premieres is Non plus me Ligate, a seven-minute solo motet for Cecilia Bartoli. Released in the same month is an album of Steffani's greatest orchestral music ‘Ouvertures et Danzes' with Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti
Daphne, op. 82 by Richard Strauss( Recording )

3 editions published in 1988 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fidelio : opera in two acts by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

11 editions published between 1950 and 1989 in German and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Paul Schöffler artiste lyrique

Paul Schöffler baritono tedesco

Paul Schöffler Duits zanger

Paul Schöffler German opera singer

Schoeffler, Paul.

Schoeffler, Paul 1897-

Schoeffler Paul 1897-1977

Schöffler, Paul

Шёффлер, Пауль