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Böhm, Karl 1894-1981

Works: 3,499 works in 6,903 publications in 11 languages and 38,937 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Film adaptations  Biography  Music  Operas  Television adaptations  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Author, Singer, Composer, Interviewee, per, msd, Honoree, Actor, l4, Artist, 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 )

72 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

157 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opname tijdens de Salzburger Festspiele 2 augustus 1954. Orfeo C 357 942 I
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

77 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan und Isolde: Handlung in drei Aufzügen
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

64 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 750 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
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

92 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

47 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 540 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
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Recording )

58 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 503 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
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

85 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 449 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
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

79 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two centuries Fidelio's story of the power of love to fight tyranny and political oppression has inspired freedom fighters around the world. Beethoven's music uniquely captures the essence of the indomitable human spirit at its most noble. This cathartic performance, brilliantly led by Karl Böhm, brings together two legendary artists in their glorious prime: Jon Vickers as the unjustly imprisoned Florestan who is rescued by his faithful wife, Leonore, the great Birgit Nilsson in her very first performance of the role at the Met. Hermann Uhde is the malevolent Don Pizarro
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: 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
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

27 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 379 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
Wozzeck Oper in 3 Akten, 15 Szenen by Alban Berg( Recording )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1984 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonien nos. 35-41 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belmonte, a Spanish nobleman, arrives at the palace of Pasha Selim to seek his beloved Konstanze in order to rescue her from the hands of the Pasha
Daphne by Richard Strauss( Recording )

28 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 281 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
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of his life from child prodigy to pauper's grave
Lulu [Oper in drei Akten nach den Tragödien Erdgeist und Büchse der Pandora von Frank Wedekind] by Alban Berg( Recording )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christine Schäfer sings the title role in Berg's twelve-tone masterpiece--the femme fatale who so enthralls admirers both male and female that they are powerless to halt their own destruction. Among them are Dr. Schön (James Courtney) and his son Alwa (David Kuebler), the Countess Geschwitz (Hanna Schwarz), the Painter (Clifton Forbes), two princes, an acrobat, and a schoolboy. But the magnetic Lulu is the emotional vortex around which everything revolves--all the way through her own downward spiral, until she is brutally murdered by Jack the Ripper. Maestro James Levine brings unparalleled insight and unexpected lyricism to the score, leading a powerful performance
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

26 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in German and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Sieglinde and Siegmund
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A filmed performance of Mozart's classic comic opera based on Beaumarchais' tale of romantic rivalry between a lecherous Count and his clever resourceful valet Figaro. The Count, neglecting his wife, pursues Susanna, Figaro's bride-to-be, but after much plotting and counter-plotting by all concerned he's exposed. He asks his wife's forgiveness and Figaro and Susanna are married
Tristan et Isolde drame lyrique en 3 actes by Richard Wagner( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in German and Undetermined and held by 239 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
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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-

Bohm, Karl 1894-1981

Böhm, Karl August Leopold.

Böhm, Karl August Leopold 1894-1981

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