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Windgassen, Wolfgang

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Works: 600 works in 1,910 publications in 7 languages and 10,831 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Librettos  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Filmed performances  Music videos  Filmed operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Other, Author, per, Vocalist, Musician, Director
Classifications: M1500,
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Wolfgang Windgassen
Publications by Wolfgang Windgassen
Publications by Wolfgang Windgassen, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Wolfgang Windgassen
 
Most widely held works by Wolfgang Windgassen
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
138 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,647 libraries worldwide
Siegfried and Brünnhilde are the ideal mythical couple: the greatest hero the world has ever seen, born of a divine father, and a fearless warrior maiden of equally noble ancestry. As he takes off for more heroic adventures at the beginning of this final part of Wagner's epic Ring cycle, he even gives her his all-powerful ring as reminder of their love. The next time they meet, he's about to marry another woman--and swears he has never seen Brünnhilde. The culmination of one the grandest theatrical journeys, this opera features some of Wagner's most ravishingly beautiful and emotionally shattering music. Margaret Harshaw and Wolfgang Windgassen are the ill-fated couple, with Kurt Böhme as the evil mastermind Hagen
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
146 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,476 libraries worldwide
The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
109 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,185 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 Ring des Nibelungen by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
138 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 774 libraries worldwide
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
76 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 582 libraries worldwide
Recorded July and August, 1951, during actual performances at the Bayreuth Festival Theatre
Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
95 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 572 libraries worldwide
Wagner worked on Tannhäuser, his fifth opera, from 1842 to 1845, conducting the first performance on October 19, 1845 at the Dresden Royal Opera. The first two nights were uncertaqin successes, but by the third performance the opera began to have its effect on the audience. Over the next few years it became enormously popular throughout Germany, then moved to other countries. In 1859 it became the first Wagner opera to be performed in America. By 1861 Tannhäuser had been given hundreds of times, when Wagner was called upon to produce a revised version for the Paris Opéra. Despite the composer's efforts to adapt the work for French tastes, anti-Wagner riots broke out and he withdrew the work. It was not seen again in France until 1895. Meanwhile Tannhäuser, in the Dresden version, opened the second season of New York's Metropolitan Opera in November of 1884. Nowadays either the Dresden or Paris version may be given, depending on the director's preference; the current recording is an amalgam of the two. -- Page [1-2] of program notes
Great tenors of the century ( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic Content and Italian and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
36 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 283 libraries worldwide
The loss of the Rheingold and the Delivery of the goddess Freia to Fasott
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
71 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 275 libraries worldwide
This broadcast of Wagner's most romantic opera stars René Kollo as the knight of the Holy Grail who arrives in a boat pulled by a swan to defend the innocent Elsa, played by Pilar Lorengar. Mignon Dunn is the dark and malevolent Ortrud who poisons the couple's happiness, with some help from her husband, Telramund (Donald McIntyre). James Levine leads the Met orchestra, bringing out the shimmer and the thunder of the score, along with every shade of expression in between
The golden ring by Georg Solti( visu )
13 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and German and held by 224 libraries worldwide
A documentary account of the recording sessions for Die Götterdämmerung, starring Birgit Nilsson, Dietrich Fisher-Dieskau, Wolfgang Windgassen, Gottlob Frick, and Claire Watson, with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. Explains the techniques involved in recording such a work, and includes the immolation scene, Siegfried's funeral march, and the act 2 vengeance trio
Tannhäuser romantische Oper in 3 Aufzügen by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
45 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 164 libraries worldwide
The well loved team of Waltraud Meier and Placido Domingo join conductor Daniel Barenboim in a complete recording of Beethoven's intense and dramatic opera
Der Ring des Nibelungen orchestral excerpts = selection orchestrale = Orchesterstücke by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 153 libraries worldwide
7 grote scenes uit Richard Wagner's: "Der Ring des Nibelungen."
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
25 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 135 libraries worldwide
The meeting of Sieglinde and Siegmund
Der fliegende Holländer by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
32 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 93 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
Fidelio [Complete] by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in German and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Under James Levine's passionate direction, this all-star cast brings Beethoven's magnificent opera to blazing life. Karita Mattila is heartbreaking as Leonore, the wife desperate to find her imprisoned husband, Florestan (Ben Heppner), a victim of his political enemies headed by Don Pizzaro (Sergei Leiferkus). René Pape is Rocco, the good-hearted jailer who can't stand up to his boss but who wants to do the right thing
Ultimate Wagner the essential masterpieces by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Das Rheingold Die Walküre. Siegfried. Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in German and held by 85 libraries worldwide
The best of the Ring by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Great Wagner Singers by Richard Wagner( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 80 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Windgassen, Fritz Hermann Wolfgang
Windgassen, Fritz Hermann Wolfgang 1914-1974
Windgassen, W. 1914-1974
Windgassen, Wolfgang Fritz Hermann 1914-1974
Wolfgang Windgassen deutscher Tenor
Wolfgang Windgassen Duits zanger
Wolfgang Windgassen German operatic tenor
Wolfgang Windgassen tenor dramático alemán
Wolfgang Windgassen tenore tedesco
Вольфганг Виндгассен
ヴォルフガング・ヴィントガッセン
Languages
German (716)
English (30)
Germanic [Other] (2)
French (1)
Italian (1)
Guarani (1)
Dutch (1)
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