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Böhm, Karl 1894-1981

Works: 3,514 works in 8,113 publications in 9 languages and 45,700 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Musical settings  Filmed operas  Live sound recordings  Nonfiction films  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Music videos  Television adaptations 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Author, Singer, Other, Interviewee, per, Composer, Honoree, msd, Actor, Artist, l4, Director
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karl Böhm
Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

57 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

114 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,162 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
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

118 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Italian soldiers test the faithfulness of their respective lovers by faking their departure to battle, reappearing in disguise as Albanians and proceeding to court them
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

65 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 731 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
Le nozze di Figaro : opera buffa in quattro atti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

40 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aftermath of courtship by Count Almaviva to Rosina who had been the ward of Dr. Bartolo. The courtship involved the count in actions supported by the town barber Figaro. Dr. Bartolo and a former servant Marcellina conspire to seek revenge on Figaro
Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )

45 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Birgit Nilsson gives a spectacular performance as Strauss's biblical princess. Walter Cassel is the imprisoned prophet Jochanaan, the object of Salome's desire. When he rejects her advances, Salome has no hesitation in exacting her murderous revenge. The infamous final scene, in which she kisses Jochanaan's severed head, is one of the most searing endings in all of opera--and one of Nilsson's legendary performances. Karl Böhm, a protégée and collaborator of Strauss, leads a authoritative, colorful, and impassioned rendition of the score, in a performance that also stars Karl Liebl as Herod, Irene Dalis as Herodias, and George Shirley as Narraboth
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( Recording )

45 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Levine, a longtime champion of this groundbreaking work, has conducted every Met performance of Wozzeck since 1974. He brings Berg's revolutionary score to dramatic life in this broadcast, leading an extraordinary cast headed by Christian Boesch and Hildegard Behrens. Boesch gives a heartbreaking performance as the poor, abused soldier of the title, and Behrens is stunning as his faithless and conflicted wife, Marie. Richard Cassilly sings the vain Drum Major who seduces her, and Ragnar Ulfung and Franz Mazura are the Captain and the Doctor, who mock and torture Wozzeck
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

39 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great broadcasts in Met history, this performance of Strauss's stunning one-act drama truly deserves the adjective "legendary." The incomparable Birgit Nilsson delivers a searing portrayal of the title heroine, the Greek princess obsessed with avenging the murder of her father, Agamemnon. A passionate Leonie Rysanek is her sister, Chrysothemis, who longs for a normal life and begs Elektra to give up her fixation. Thomas Stewart sings Orest, their brother, and Jean Madeira, in her final Met appearance, gives a chilling performance as Klytämnestra, Elektra's mother. Strauss friend and protégé Karl Böhm conducts with unmatched authority and passion
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

46 editions published between 1955 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

34 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Herod Antipas of Judaea is living in unlawful union with Herodias, the wife of his brother whom he caused to be murdered; now he lusts after Salome, the daughter of Herodias
Daphne by Richard Strauss( Recording )

43 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 407 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
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen Songs of a wayfarer = Chants d'un compagnon errant ; Kindertotenlieder = Chants pour des enfants morts ; Rückert-Lieder by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

23 editions published between 1895 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrangementer til Wienerskolen, specielt til Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen
Symphonien nos. 35-41 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

18 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

40 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constanze, a young Spanish noblewoman, and her friends have been cpatured by pirates and sold as slaves to Pasha Selim, a Spaniard who was born a Christian, but who has become a Muslim. When Constanze's beloved, Belmonte, discovers her fate, he launches a plan to rescue her. Eventually, the Pasha frees the prisoners and all ends happily
Symphonie No. 40 ; Symphonie No. 41 : "Jupiter" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

27 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Konzert für Klarinette und Orchester KV 622 ; Konzert für Oboe und Orchester KV 314 (285d) ; Konzert für Fagott und Orchester KV 191 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

26 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Zauberflöte ; Oper in zwei Aufzügen by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

26 editions published between 1964 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elektra : a tragedy in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electra is an outcast, unable to forget the murder of father Agamemnon by her mother Clytemnestra with the help of her lover Aegisthus. She waits for the day when her brother Orestes will avenge the murder. When news comes that Orestes is dead, Electra decides to avenge her father herself. But Orestes is not dead, and has returned to the palace in disguise. He kills Clytemnestra and Aegisthus. Electra dances in ecstasy, then falls dead to the floor
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Visual )

23 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great soprano Birgit Nilsson stars in her signature role of Isolde in this historic performance filmed live at the Theatre Antique d'Orange in France in 1973. Jon Vickers co-stars as Tristan in this famed production, which is performed under the musical direction of the legendary conductor Karl Böhm. This historic film of Wagner's monumental opera, performed by this incomparable cast, has been restored and digitally re-mastered
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

48 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When George London stepped on stage as the legendary lover Don Giovanni, audiences gasped. Handsome and effortlessly charismatic, he promised to fulfill every woman's desire. No wonder the beautiful Lisa Della Casa (Elvira) didn't want to let him go, and Eleanor Steber (Anna) wants to put off her wedding for another year. Ezio Flagello is the servant Leporello and Cesare Valletti is a very aristocratic Don Ottavio. The great conductor Karl Böhm revisits the opera of his Met debut
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Bëm, Karl.

Boehm, Karl.

Boehm, Karl 1894-1981

Böhm, Carl 1894-1981

Bohm, Charles 1894-1981

Böhm, K. 1894-1981

Böhm, K. (Karl), 1894-1981

Böhm, Karl 1894-

Böhm, Karl 1894-1981

Böhm, Karl August Leopold.

Böhm, Karl August Leopold 1894-1981

Carolus Böhm

Karl Böhm austriacki dyrygent

Karl Böhm Austrian conductor

Karl Böhm direttore d'orchestra austriaco

Karl Böhm dirigent uit Oostenrijk (1894-1981)

Karl Böhm rakouský dirigent

Miguel Salmon del Real Director de Orquesta Mexicano

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