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Böhm, Karl 1894-1981

Works: 3,631 works in 8,939 publications in 10 languages and 70,062 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Music  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Musical films  Art music 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Author, Singer, Other, Interviewee, Composer, Honoree, msd, Actor, Artist, Director, Dedicatee
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Karl Böhm
Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

97 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

174 editions published between 1935 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opname tijdens de Salzburger Festspiele 2 augustus 1954. Orfeo C 357 942 I
Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss( Recording )

100 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,436 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( Recording )

113 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,163 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
Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )

49 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 878 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
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

78 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

83 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 572 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
Symphonien nos. 35-41 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

18 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Così fan tutte (Highlights) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

19 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wozzeck by Alban Berg( Recording )

48 editions published between 1962 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 496 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
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

72 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 485 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
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

51 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the libretto by Da Ponte, the Count has fallen in love with Susanna, his wife's personal maid. However, Susanna is in love with the servant Figaro. The reconciliation of the Count and Countess, and the romance between Figaro and Susanna form the plot of this lighthearted opera
Salome by Richard Strauss( Visual )

32 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 461 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
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Recording )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in German and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Sieglinde and Siegmund
Daphne by Richard Strauss( Recording )

62 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

44 editions published between 1895 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrangementer til Wienerskolen, specielt til Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen
Konzerte = Concertos by Johannes Brahms( )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concertos. Pianos (2). N 10. KV 365. Mi bémol majeur. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus4230
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

54 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Jessye Norman is Ariadne, the mythological heroine abandoned by her lover on the island of Naxos. In Strauss and Hofmannsthal's charming opera-within-an-opera, she is joined by Ruth Ann Swenson as Zerbinetta, the flirtatious leader of a commedia dell'arte troupe that--by order of an eccentric patron--unexpectedly finds itself in the middle of Ariadne's tragic story. Thomas Moser sings Bacchus, the young god who wins Ariadne, and Susanne Mentzer is the Composer of the fictional opera. Wagnerian bass-baritone Thomas Stewart makes a late-career cameo appearance as the Music Master
Arabella by Richard Strauss( )

28 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiri Te Kanawa, in one of her signature roles, delivers a heartfelt and elegant portrayal of the title heroine of Strauss's bittersweet comedy. Kathleen Battle is her sister, Zdenka, David Rendall sings Arabella's suitor, Matteo, and Bernd Weikl stars as Mandryka, the country squire who wins Arabella's heart. The great Erich Leinsdorf is on the podium in his final Met performance--45 years after his company debut
Die Jahreszeiten = The seasons = Les saisons by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

53 editions published between 1967 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VIENNA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. VIENNA SINGVEREIN. BOHM, Karl (conductor). JANOWITZ, Gundula (soprano). SCHRELA, Peter (tenor). TALVELA, Martti (bass)
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Bëm, Karl.

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Boehm, Karl 1894-1981

Böhm, Carl 1894-1981

Bohm, Charles 1894-1981

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Böhm, K. (Karl), 1894-1981

Bohm, Karl 1894-1981

Böhm, Karl August Leopold

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Karl Böhm Austrian conductor

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