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Hendricks, Barbara

Works: 658 works in 2,549 publications in 10 languages and 39,002 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Music  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Drama  Song cycles  Oratorios  Cantatas  Songs  Musicals 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Narrator, Vocalist, Commentator, Other, Interviewee, Musician, per, Composer, Instrumentalist, Actor
Classifications: M1530.O74, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Barbara Hendricks
Most widely held works by Barbara Hendricks
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Bohm's only studio version of the work was recorded in 1958. When Deutsche Grammophon originally planned to record the work, there were already two rival versions on the market: the Decca recording under Erich Kleiber and EMI's version under Herbert von Karajan. Karajan's recording was made in December 1956 and should have included Irmgard Seefried as Octavian and Rita Streich as Sophie, but in both cases cast changes became necessary: Seefried was replaced by the young Christa Ludwig, and pregnancy forced Rita Streich to withdraw. As a result, Deutsche Grammophon was able to use both these singers for its own recording exactly two years later. It boasts a wonderful cast, with the full-throated Marianne Schech as the Marschallin, Irmgard Seefried bringing a range of colour to the 'trouser' role of Octavian, Rita Streich light and exquisite as Sophie, and a rounded, lyrical portrait of Faninal from Fischer-Dieskau. The recording also reunited Bohm with his 'old' orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, an orchestra often referred to as the Zauberharfe or Magic Harp for the fluent and airborne quality of its sound
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Recording )

46 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first complete recording of the opera based on Gershwin's original score, restoring the material cut by Gershwin during rehearsals for the New York premiere in 1935, was made by the Cleveland Orchestra under Lorin Maazel in 1976, in time for the U.S. Bicentennial"--Wikipedia (Feb 2007)
Mélodies by Gabriel Fauré( )

61 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) AMELING, Elly (soprano). (1) JANSEN, Rudolf (piano). (2) AMELING, Elly (soprano). (2) JANSEN, Rudolf (piano). (3) AMELING, Elly (soprano). (3) JANSEN, Rudolf (piano). (3) QUATOUR VIOTTI. (3) SOLISTES DE L'ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE
Solomon by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

44 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS. GARDINER, John Eliot (conductor). MONTEVERDI CHOIR. WATKINSON, Carolyn (mezzo-soprano). ARGENTA, Nancy (soprano). HENDRICKS, Barbara (soprano). RODGERS, Joan (soprano). JONES, Della (mezzo-soprano). ROLFE JOHNSON, Anthony (tenor). VARCOE, Stephen (bass)
Oedipe by Georges Enesco( )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipe: Tragédie-lyrique en quatre actes, op. 23. Livret: Edmond Fleg
Die Ägyptische Helena by Richard Strauss( )

32 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Voigt brings sumptuous vocalism and dramatic presence to the title role of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's re-imagination of the Helen myth. Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, the story is based on the premise that the Helen who came to Troy was a phantom, while the real, faithful one was spirited away. After the war, she is reunited with her husband, Menelas, sung by Torsten Kerl. Diana Damrau is Aithra, the sorceress who helps Helen regain Menelas's love, and Wolfgang Brendel sings Altair, a desert chieftain who falls in love with Helen. Fabio Luisi conducts the ravishing score
Barbara Hendricks : Schubert Lieder by Franz Schubert( )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masses by Joseph Haydn( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missa Solemnis in D minor ("Lord Nelson Mass") Vienna State Opera Orchestra. Mario Rossi, conductor."
Final Alice by David Del Tredici( Recording )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hansel und Gretel : highlights by Engelbert Humperdinck( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in German and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana by Carl Orff( Recording )

53 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana
Bachianas brasileiras : no. 5 ; Bachianas brasileiras : no. 1 ; Bachianas brasileiras : no. 7 by Heitor Villa-Lobos( Recording )

17 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A White House cantata by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantos y danzas by Manuel Barrueco( )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in Latin and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmstrip consists of analysis, commentary and illustrations of Bach's Magnificat
Les pêcheurs de perles = The pearl fishers = Die Perlenfischer by Georges Bizet( Recording )

35 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 6 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Scene: A shore on the island of Ceylon in antiquity) In anticipation of the fishing season, the villagers elect Zurga as their king and prepare their annual vigil to ensure safe seas. Zurga welcomes Nadir, his long-time friend, whom he has not seen since their love for the same woman divided them. They promise eternal friendship and vow never again to allow a woman to come between them. Within moments, a woman arrives, veiled. She will stand through the night, alone on the shore, in ritual prayer. Zurga promises her a priceless pearl if she is chaste in her duty and death if she violates her purity. Nadir recognizes her voice. It is Léïla, the woman he and Zurga loved in the past, and his feelings for her are rekindled
Xerxes by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

14 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Hendricks by Barbara Hendricks( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profile of one of today's most popular divas, this documentary traces Barbara Hendrick's life and career from the stages of opera houses around the world. Includes excerpts from Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, and Verdi's Rigoletto, as well as selections of lieder by Schubert and Rachmaninoff
Barbara Hendricks : artist of life( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"African-American soprano Barbara Hendricks talks about her life, her art and her humanitarian work as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO. Friends and associates discuss her personality, her career and the versatility of her work that ranges from classical opera to Negro spirituals. Her performances include works by Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini and Duke Ellington."--SBS website
Ma voie : mémoires by Barbara Hendricks( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La cantatrice évoque son enfance dans le sud ségrégationniste des Etats-Unis, son parcours et ses succès ainsi que son engagement humanitaire
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Barbara Hendricks
Alternative Names
Barbara Hendricks African-American operatic soprano and concert singer

Barbara Hendricks afroamerykańska wokalistka

Barbara Hendricks Amerikaans actrice

Barbara Hendricks Schwedische Sopranistin amerikanischer Abstammung

Barbara Hendricks soprano statunitense

Barbara Hendricks Svensk-amerikansk operasangerinde

Hendriksa, Barbara 1948-

Барбара Хендрикс

Хендрикс, Барбара афроамериканская певица

ברברה הנדריקס זמרת אופרה שוודית ממוצא אפרו-אמריקאי

باربارا هندریکس

바바라 헨드릭스



Barbara Hendricks : artist of life