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Traxel, Josef

Works: 263 works in 592 publications in 3 languages and 3,892 library holdings
Genres: Live sound recordings  Music  Drama  Operas  Oratorios  Sacred music  Musical settings  Motets  Interviews  Excerpts 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Narrator, Other, Musician, Author, Vocalist
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Josef Traxel
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( )

42 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera about the captain of an infamous Dutch ghost ship who can be freed only by a woman who consents to marry him
Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in Latin and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weihnachtsoratorium : BWV 248 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

15 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zauberhaft": Nach der Aufführung des Weihnachtsoratoriums mit dem Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks unter der Leitung von Peter Dijkstra überschlug sich die Presse (...). Der DVD-Mitschnitt des Konzertes aus dem Münchner Herkulessaal vom Dezember 2010 macht es möglich, dieses Ereignis zur Weihnachtszeit erneut zu genießen. Mit der Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin hatte der Chor eines der herausragenden Ensembles für historische Aufführungspraxis an seiner Seite
Antigonae by Carl Orff( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antigonae: Ein Trauerspiel des Sophokles in der Uebersetzung von Friedrich Hölderlin
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser deals with the medieval Minnesinger of that name
Die Schöpfung by Joseph Haydn( )

13 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haydn gave birth to a new type of oratorio that reflected perfectly the spirit of his time. With German texts, direct expression of feelings and many grand choruses, it stood for the transition from the aristocracy to a bourgeois society, in which music-making in a group was seen as an expression of civil pride. Extremely popular with amateur choirs, performances with a large ensemble became the rule until well into the 20th century. And the 1960 Electrola recording represents this tradition, with a top-class trio of soloists consisting of the great Elisabeth Grummer, outstanding tenor Josef Traxel and Gottlob Frick, "the blackest of all bass singers"
Jenůfa by Leoš Janáček( )

in German and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steva, a handsome young man, has inherited the family mill from his dead parents. His half brother Laca, envious of this and the fact that Jenufa is smitten with Steva, slashes her cheeks with a knife, scarring her permanently
Mass no. 3 in F minor "Great" : original version by Anton Bruckner( Recording )

8 editions published in 1963 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johannes-Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

12 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Liebe der Danae by Richard Strauss( Recording )

24 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

4 editions published in 1970 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Layton leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and his own superb choral ensemble, Polyphony, in a powerful performance of Bach's most dramatic masterpiece, the St. John Passion. Joined by a starry team of soloists, Layton directs a particularly vivid account of the work, the excitement of the narrative drama contrasting with heartbreaking moments of reflection
Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

4 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legium Stuttgart ; Helmuth Rilling
Coffee cantata ; BWV. 211 (Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht). Peasant cantata ; BWV. 212 (Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet) by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

2 editions published in 1970 in German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

2 editions published in 1969 in German and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weihnachts-Oratorium, Teil 1-6, für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, BWV 248
The flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner( Recording )

9 editions published between 1955 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

6 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loss of the Rheingold and the Delivery of the goddess Freia to Fasott
Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( Recording )

16 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in 5 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bartoli continues her exploration of Steffani's music by championing his last and greatest masterpiece - her first Stabat Mater since the best-selling Pergolesi recording."La Bartoli sings as enthrallingly as ever, and with this new CD reasserts her place as No. 1 in the international diva firmament." - Financial Times Germany on Mission. Cecilia Bartoli's exploration of the music of Steffani continues on from her best-selling recording ‘Mission' with an album of the celebrated Stabat Mater alongside Steffani's greatest sacred works for chorus, orchestra and soloists, constituting the most comprehensive collection of Steffani's sacred choral music on CD. Bartoli leads an array of internationally celebrated singers including countertenor Franco Fagioli, the bass Salvo Vitale and the two young German tenors Daniel Behle and Julian Prégardien. Steffani's Stabat Mater is his masterpiece, completed shortly before he died in 1728. It has been described as the most powerful expression of his religious fervour and, at almost half an hour, the largest-scale, most complex and heartfelt of his compositions outside his operas. The opening solo "Stabat Mater dolorosa" featured on the ‘Mission' DVD. The album is completed by six world premiere recordings of the best of Steffani's remaining sacred music, including Sperate in Deo and Laudate Pueri. These are scored for orchestra, chorus and soloists featuring two young baroque-specialist sopranos Nuria Rial and Yetzabel Arias Fernandez alongside Behle, Pregardien and Vitale. Also amongst these world premieres is Non plus me Ligate, a seven-minute solo motet for Cecilia Bartoli. Released in the same month is an album of Steffani's greatest orchestral music ‘Ouvertures et Danzes' with Diego Fasolis and I Barocchisti
The magic flute : abridged by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

5 editions published in 1960 in German and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Berlin Philharmonic; The Berlin Symphony Orchestra Chorus of theGerman Opera, Berlin; Wilhelm Schuchter, Horst Stein, Werner Schmidt-Boelcke, Conductors
The Story of great music : the age of elegance( Recording )

1 edition published in 1966 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weihnachts-Oratorium = Christmas oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

14 editions published between 1959 and 1970 in German and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of Bach's large-scale masterpieces to be recorded by the Gewandhausorchester under Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly. The six parts that make up the Christmas Oratorio tell the story of the birth of Jesus through the coming of the shepherds and magi. Outstanding vocal performances from Martin Lattke as the evangelist, acclaimed English soprano Carolyn Sampson and the voices of the Dresdner Kammerchor
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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.27 for The Story ... to 0.59 for Die Liebe ...)

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Alternative Names
Josef Traxel deutscher Tenor

Josef Traxel Duits zanger

Josef Traxel German opera singer

Traksel', Jozef.

Traxel, Josef Friedrich.

Traxel, Josef Friedrich 1916-1975

Traxel, Joseph.

Traxel, Joseph 1916-1975

Traxel, Joseph Friedrich.

Traxel, Joseph Friedrich 1916-1975

German (130)

Latin (16)

English (3)