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Salminen, Matti

Overview
Works: 537 works in 1,584 publications in 6 languages and 12,049 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Concert films  Operas  Live sound recordings  Interviews  Musical settings  Film and video adaptations  Music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Other, per
Classifications: M1500.W13, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Matti Salminen
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first segment of the "Ring" cycle, Das Rheingold is concerned with a precious treasure -- the Rhinegold -- which, if made into a ring, would enable the wearer dominion over the world; however, whoever would steal the gold would have to renounce love
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this final segment of the "Ring cycle," Wagner brings the double tragedy of Wotan and Siegfried full circle. Brunnhilde declares that Wotan is all-powerful and everlasting. With helmet and gleaming armour, she rides through the air leading a resurrected Siegfried by the hand. Siegfried is reconciled with Wotan, and society is cured of its ills
Tristan et Isolde drame lyrique en 3 actes by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A much deeper and darker tragedy in the form of this opera, a yearning for death in the guise of homesickness for the "dark land of night from which Tristan's mother sent him forth," determines Tristan's disposition and destiny from the beginning
Siegfried by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third opera in the "Ring cycle." Siegfried follows the adventures of the son of demigods Siegmund and Sieglinde as he conquers his enemies and rescues the beauteous Brunnhilde with the help of his magic sword
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"One of the most acclaimed Wagner productions of the postwar period, this electrifying, revolutionary Bayreuth staging of 'The flying Dutchman" catapulted the German director Harry Kupfer to international fame. Kupfer's psychologically acute production presents the entire story as a hallucination, in which Senta's yearning for the eternally wandering Dutchman sends her into a trance-like state."
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in German and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants and the gods
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
57 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Flying Dutchman is condemned to roam the seven seas for eternity, until he can find a woman who can redeem him through her unswerving love. James Morris's Dutchman is legendary--utterly commanding, beautifully sung, and revealing every bit of this character's inner torture and hope. The great Matti Salminen is Daland, a sea captain with a daughter he would like to marry off, and Hildegard Behrens is Senta, his daughter who longs to save the Dutchman. With conductor James Conlon making the Met orchestra another character in the drama, this is Wagnerian storytelling at its best
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg: Grosse romantische Oper in drei Aufzügen (Pariser Fassung)
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
54 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Petra Lang glänzt auf beständig hohem Niveau. Und wenn Matti Salminen, der als einziger schon bei Janowskis erstem Ring in den 80er Jahren dabei war, auf die Bühne kommt, geht die Sonne auf, immer noch. Der weltweit gefeierte Lance Ryan als Siegfried dagegen: vordergründig hell und licht, eigentlich aber substanzarm und unheldisch. Aus der Besetzung ragt Marina Prudenskaja als süffig-düstere Waltraute hervor. Die finale Stille zerreißt dann ein einsamer "Danke!"-Rufer. Unnötig, wahrscheinlich auch bestellt - egal. Nach so einer Leistung kann man schon mal dankbar sein" (Tagesspiegel)
Requiem in D minor, K.626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
5 editions published in 1985 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teresa Sylis-Gara, soprano Oralia Domingues, contralto Peter Schreier, tenor Franz Crass, bass South German Madrigal Choir and Consortium Musicum Wolfgang Gonnenwein, conductor
Parsifal by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary about Wagner's Parsifal explores the history of the grail tradition and how it has been represented in various works, and details the background in which Wagner wrote his final opera
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the face of the battle, Siegmund, fathered by Wotan, discovers that Sieglinde is his twin sister. Yet, they join as man and wife. Wotan knows he must kill Siegmund for the violation of the laws of matrimony. But unable to bear the agony of the deed, he sends the Valkyrie Brunnhilde, in his place. Brunnhilde takes mercy on the two lovers. In anguish, Wotan causes Siegmund's death by shattering his sword in battle. Brunnhilde is made mortal as punishment for betraying Wotan, and he surrounds her with a wall of flame that can only be broken by a hero. A wall of flame. A portent of the fall of the Gods
Kullervo opera in two acts by Aulis Sallinen ( )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in Finnish and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
41 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The meeting of Sieglinde and Siegmund
Die Entführung aus dem Serail KV 384 = The abduction from the seraglio = L'enlèvement au sérail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
32 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mozart's sparkling comedy about a young Spanish nobleman and his faithful sidekick breaking into a Turkish harem and freeing their fiancées is among the most popular operas of all time. Stanford Olsen and Mariella Devia star as the lovers Belmonte and Konstanze, with Matti Salminen taking on the vocal challenges of the harem overseer Osmin. James Levine's conducting is as joyful as it is stylish
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
32 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wagner's mystical opera makes extraordinary demands on the conductor, but James Levine is renowned for the special affection and authority he brings to this transcendent work. The music shimmers and glows, evoking the legendary world of the Knights of the Holy Grail and the pure fool who brings healing power to the land. Peter Hofmann stars as the questing title hero, Jerome Hines sings the wise old man, Gurnemanz, and Mignon Dunn is the voluptuous Kundry, whose erotic temptations almost ensnare the young hero
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
23 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recorded during performances in May 18 and June 2, 1936
Der Freischütz by Carl Maria von Weber ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wagner said this early-Romantic gem was the most German of German operas. Its irresistible mix of colorful folklore, the spooky supernatural, a tender romance, and the passionate struggle between good and evil are all captured in Weber's tuneful and dramatic score. The cast in this rare U.S. performance is sensational: Sándor Kónya as our hero, the forester Max, who must win a shooting contest in order to marry his beloved Agathe (the ravishing Pilar Lorengar), despite the dark plotting of Caspar (Gerd Feldhoff)
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner ( Recording )
37 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The loss of the Rheingold and the Delivery of the goddess Freia to Fasott
Der Fliegende Holländer The flying Dutchman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in German and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Flying Dutchman is cursed, both the spectral ship and her Captain condemned, roaming the sea until Judgment Day. Every seven years the Dutchman is cast upon the shore; if he can find a wife who will be true to him, he will be released. Senta, unmarried daughter of captain Daland, is engaged to Erik, but she dreams of being the one who will be the Dutchman's salvation, who by her fidelity saves him
 
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German (458)
Finnish (13)
English (10)
Latin (4)
French (2)
Chinese (1)