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Grundheber, Franz

Works: 236 works in 710 publications in 5 languages and 6,156 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Television adaptations  Operas  Film adaptations  Live sound recordings  Film and video adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Director, Vocalist, Other, per, Author
Classifications: M1500.S89, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Franz Grundheber
Wozzeck opera in three acts and fifteen scenes by Alban Berg( Visual )
49 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story encompasses the gruesome detail, horror, passion, and torment that characterized works of the German Expresionist movement. Wozzeck is an impoverished soldier driven insane by his manipulative superiors and his mistress' infidelity. In a jealous rage, he stabs her, then drowns when he tries to wash the blood from his hands
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( Recording )
47 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wozzeck: Oper in drei Akten nach dem Drama Woyzeck von Georg Büchner, op.7
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )
34 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schwarzkopf samlingen
Elektra opera in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )
30 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The opera opens with an abattoir, the five maids puling dripping chunks of carcasses into barrows and closes with a more human slaughterhouse as Orestes raises his blood drenched hands to heaven"--Cover
Arabella by Richard Strauss( Recording )
27 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Star soprano Renée Fleming gives a radiant performance in the title role of Strauss's opera, a bittersweet comedy set in 1860s Vienna, starring as the beautiful daughter of an impoverished noble family. Hans-Joachim Ketelsen is Mandryka, the wealthy landowner and unlikely suitor who wins Arabella's heart. Barbara Bonney sings Zdenka, Arabella's younger sister, and Raymond Very is Matteo, the officer who thinks he is in love with Arabella but unexpectedly finds his happiness elsewhere. Judith Forst and Eric Halfvarson round out the cast as Count and Countess Waldner, Arabella and Zdenka's parents. Christoph Eschenbach conducts
Moses und Aron opernfragment in zwei akten by Arnold Schoenberg( Visual )
5 editions published in 2006 in German and Italian and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moses und Aron (Moses and Aaron) is a three-act opera by Arnold Schoenberg with a German libretto by the composer after the book of Exodus. Unfinished at the time of the composer's death in 1951, it is--despite its unfinished status--widely regarded as Schoenberg's masterwork. From the sketchy outline of the play (1926) to its final version (1927) and to the inception of Moses und Aron as an oratorio (1928) and then into an opera, it was composed between 1930 and 1932. It is Schoenberg's response in dramatic form to the growing anti-Jewish movements in the German-speaking world after 1848 and his finest attempt at meshing his philosophical ideas with his artistry. It can be approached on many different levels: as an example of his twelve-tone system, as a work of biblical commentary, or as an attempt to work out the problems facing the Jew in the modern world
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As he makes arrangements for his wedding to the youthful Sophie von Faninal, the crude and condescending Baron Ochs requests that his cousin, the Marschallin, select the person who shall present the customary silver rose to his betrothed. The Marschallin sends her young lover, Octavian, to fulfill the Viennese tradition, and after the famous presentation of the rose to Sophie, the two teenagers fall in love. Determined to discredit the baron and win Sophie, Octavian carries out an elaborate practical joke, all to the beautiful soaring music of Richard Strauss
Der Fliegende Holländer The flying Dutchman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Flying Dutchman is cursed, both the spectral ship and her Captain condemned, roaming the sea until Judgment Day. Every seven years the Dutchman is cast upon the shore; if he can find a wife who will be true to him, he will be released. Senta, unmarried daughter of captain Daland, is engaged to Erik, but she dreams of being the one who will be the Dutchman's salvation, who by her fidelity saves him
Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen Der Dämon by Paul Hindemith( Recording )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in German and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen: Oper in einem Akt, op.12. Libretto: Oskar Kokoschka / Der Dämon: Tanzpantomime in zwei Bildern von Max Krell, op.28
Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck( Recording )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Vienna boy's Choir ; Vienna
Doktor Faust by Ferruccio Busoni( Recording )
7 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in German and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Freischütz Romantische Oper ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Max the Huntsman struggles against his rival Kaspar to win Agathe in marriage. His desperation leads him to bargain with the Devil in order to best Kaspar for the hand of his beloved
Lulu opera in two acts by Alban Berg( Visual )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alban Berg's opera 'Lulu' is the story of a lower-class girl who sleeps her way to fame and fortune before losing everything she has and finding death at the hands of Jack the Ripper. Conductor Marc Albrecht supports the two main protagonists, Patricia Petibon's Lulu and Michael Volle's Dr. Schon, with the rich sonorities of Berg's music. Particularly impressive are the gigantic backdrops that dominate the stage and were painted by Daniel Richter, one of the leading German artists of our time
Symphonische Gesänge, op. 20 Drei Ballettstücke ; Der König Kandaules by Alexander Zemlinsky( )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Recording )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 115 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
Lyric symphony op. 18 ; Incidental music to Shakespeare's Cymbeline by Alexander Zemlinsky( )
3 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elektra by Richard Strauss( )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 112 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
Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in German and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Mariss Jansons joined by a cast of great soloists and the famous Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor) performing Beethoven's 9th Symphony at the main hall of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam
Böhmische Hirtenmesse by Jakub Jan Ryba( )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renee Fleming appears in one of her greatest roles--the beautiful Marschallin of Strauss's bittersweet comedy of love, Der Rosenkavalier. Her peerless performance is supported by "a galactic cast."
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Audience level: 0.56 (from 0.31 for Der Rosenk ... to 0.89 for Symphonisc ...)
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