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Becht, Hermann

Overview
Works: 128 works in 447 publications in 6 languages and 3,313 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Drama  Nonfiction television programs  Televised performances  Librettos 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Hermann Becht
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( )

33 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is one of the legendary performances from the Met's vast archive of historic broadcasts. The incomparable Lauritz Melchior stars in the title role of the young hero who sets out to explore the world--killing the fierce dragon Fafner (Eduard Habich) and the evil dwarf Mime (Karl Laufkötter) along the way. When Wotan (the great Friedrich Schorr) tries to stop him, Siegfried uses his sword to break the god's spear and makes his way to the sleeping Brünnhilde (a radiant Kirsten Flagstad). He awakens her with a kiss--and sets in motion the events that, in the following opera, will bring about the end of the world. Kerstin Thorborg co-stars as Erda and Artur Bodanzky conducts
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( )

28 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
Gurrelieder by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gurzenich-Orchester of Cologne has a pedigree second to none. It can count Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss among those who have entrusted it with premieres of their works
Gurrelieder ; Chamber symphony no. 1 ; Verklärte Nacht by Arnold Schoenberg( )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in German and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klarinettenkonzert ; Media in vita by Herbert Blendinger( )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 234 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
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Visual )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opera opens with Tristan taking Isolde (daughter of the King of Ireland) to be married to his uncle, King Marke of Cornwall. The opera unfolds as the story of a love which can only realise itself by abandoning the will to live
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in German and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth and final music drama in Wagner's monumental Ring cycle brings to a close the adventures and fates of the chief characters. The downfall of the gods is at hand, and the ring of the curse completes its fatal mission. Seen here in the daring controversial Chéreau production at the Bayreuth Festival
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

58 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presentation of Richard Wagner's Das Rheingold, recorded at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, West Germany in 1980
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Visual )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried is the "second day" of Wagner's great tetralogy of music dramas Der Ring des Nibelungen. Conducted by Pierre Boulez and directed by Patrice Chéreau, this 1976 production, commemorating the centenary of the first Bayreuth Ring, has come to be seen as the most illuminating and significant of modern times
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Recording )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The loss of the Rheingold and the Delivery of the goddess Freia to Fasott
Das Rheingold by Brian Large( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crucible set for the Gods is heated when the forge begins to form the powerful ring in the underworld of Nibelheim. Wotan bargains with the Giants to build the glory of Valhalla and risks the Gods immortality. To appease the Giants and ensure eternal youth, Wotan steals the Rhinegold and the ring from the evil dwarf, Alberich and gives it to the Giants. In fury, Alberich bitterly spits forth the ring's unforgiving curse
Der Ring des Nibelungen : a stage festival drama for three days and a preliminary evening, produced at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus by Richard Wagner( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An allegory telling the mythic tale of the battle for power between the Nibelung dwarfs, the giants and the gods
Götterdämmerung = Le crépuscule des dieux by Richard Wagner( Visual )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1976 French director Patrice Chéreau's centenary staging of Wagner's Ring cycle unleashed the greatest scandal in Bayreuth Festival history but, by the end of its last performances in 1980, this epoch-making production was acclaimed with an hour and a half of thunderous applause. "Götterdämmerung presents a world in which no values exist any more. The only refuge is in the past" (Chéreau). "The videotaped Bayreuth Ring succeeds triumphantly" (Time)."--Conteneur
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cycle of four operas based on Germanic and Scandinavian mythology
The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Recording )

2 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at Afifa Studio, Tempelhof Berlin, January 11-15, 1958
Die Gezeichneten by Franz Schreker( Recording )

8 editions published in 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This audio of WQXR's "Music from Germany" (December 1978 special) is the first American radio broadcast of Franz Schreker's opera "Die Gezeichhneten" ("The branded"), which was previously recorded in Hamburg on North German Radio in 1960
Arbeiten aus dem Fachausschuß V by Kommission zum Schutze der Zivilbevölkerung( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The central part of the Ring tetralogy is precisely this: a hero has been created who would actually have had all the attributes of freedom, but nobody remembered to tell him ..." (Patrice Chéreau). "One can only marvel at how enthrallingly Chéreau has made visible every ramification of this malignant idyll and bitter comedy. In its faithful service to this fabulously polished staging Brian Large's video direction is a model" (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)."--Conteneur
Der ring des nibelungen a stage festival drama for three days and a preliminary evening, produced at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crucible set for the Gods is heated when the forge begins to form the powerful ring in the underworld of Nibelheim. Wotan bargains with the Giants to build the glory of Valhalla and risks the Gods immortality. To appease the Giants and ensure eternal youth, Wotan steals the Rhinegold and the ring from the evil dwarf, Alberich and gives it to the Giants. In fury, Alberich bitterly spits forth the ring's unforgiving curse
 
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Becht, Herman.

Hermann Becht deutscher Opernsänger

Hermann Becht Duits zanger

Hermann Becht German opera singer

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