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Salminen, Matti

Works: 515 works in 1,743 publications in 9 languages and 14,613 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Televised operas  Television adaptations  Filmed operas  Live sound recordings  Operas  Televised performances  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, per, Other, Musician, bas, Contributor
Classifications: M1500.W13, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Matti Salminen
Most widely held works by Matti Salminen
Der Fliegende Holländer The flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner( Visual )

74 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 722 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
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Visual )

41 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 717 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( Recording )

59 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 580 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)
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Visual )

36 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 579 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
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

43 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final segment of the "Ring cycle," Wagner brings the double tragedy of Wotan and Siegfried full circle. Brünnhilde 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
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Recording )

57 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 531 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
Requiem in D minor, K.626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

7 editions published in 1985 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 498 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
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Recording )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg: Grosse romantische Oper in drei Aufzügen (Pariser Fassung)
Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in German and held by 491 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
Parsifal by Richard Wagner( Visual )

46 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 468 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
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Visual )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 424 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
Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 398 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
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Recording )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 371 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
Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 369 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)
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
Kullervo opera in two acts by Aulis Sallinen( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the story of Verdi's opera in which the love of the enslaved Ethiopian princess for an Egyptian general brings tragedy to all involved
Matthäus Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

26 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'information lisible par ordinateur comprend la reprod. de la partition autographe de la passion conservée à la Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Mus. Ms. Bach P. 25)
Symphony no. 3 by Kalevi Aho( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Recording )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Matti Salminen artiste lyrique

Matti Salminen basso finlandese

Matti Salminen finnischer Opernsänger

Matti Salminen Finnish singer

Matti Salminen Fins zanger

Matti Salminen finsk sångare

Matti Salminen finsk sanger

Matti Salminen finsk songar

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Мати Салминен

Сальминен, Матти