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Seefried, Irmgard

Works: 1,146 works in 2,706 publications in 7 languages and 21,979 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Songs and music  Oratorios  Musical settings  Excerpts  Chamber operas  Arrangements (Music)  Passion music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Other, s=s, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Irmgard Seefried
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss( Recording )

96 editions published between 1944 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Jessye Norman is Ariadne, the mythological heroine abandoned by her lover on the island of Naxos. In Strauss and Hofmannsthal's charming opera-within-an-opera, she is joined by Ruth Ann Swenson as Zerbinetta, the flirtatious leader of a commedia dell'arte troupe that--by order of an eccentric patron--unexpectedly finds itself in the middle of Ariadne's tragic story. Thomas Moser sings Bacchus, the young god who wins Ariadne, and Susanne Mentzer is the Composer of the fictional opera. Wagnerian bass-baritone Thomas Stewart makes a late-career cameo appearance as the Music Master
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

56 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comic opera in four acts."
Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

68 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

18. Jahrhundert; Oper
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner( )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg): Overture performed by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting. [Note: This product is an authorized CD-R and is manufactured on demand]
Liederabend by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf( )

11 editions published between 1953 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soprano duets by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf( )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in Italian and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

37 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
Italienisches Liederbuch by Hugo Wolf( )

36 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieder nach Paul Heyse: Italienisches Liederbuch; Lieder nach Gedichten von Eduard Morike; Der Gartner; Das verlassene Magdlein; Begegnung; Agnes; Frage und Antwort; An eine Aeolsharfe; Lieder nach Paul Heyse and Emanuel Geibel: Spanisches Liderbuch
Messe solennelle de Ste. Cécile by Charles Gounod( )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irmgard Seefried by Irmgard Seefried( )

15 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Schöpfung = The creation by Joseph Haydn( )

22 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in German and French and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This marvellous recording, sung in German, comes as a surprise, since Bernard Haitink is not obviously associated with Haydn. In fact he didn't tackle The Creation until 2011, when he was 82. He approaches this great choral masterpiece with wit, unhurried grandeur, riveting orchestral detail and forward momentum - in short, with just the acuity he brings to anything he conducts. (....) Gabriel (soprano Camilla Tilling), Uriel (tenor Mark Padmore), and Raphael (bass Hanno Müller-Brachmann). Choir, orchestra and soloists are on sparkling form in this live recording - an invigorating reminder, if any were needed, of Haydn's genius" (The Guardian)
The creation by Joseph Haydn( )

10 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of parts 1 and 2 of Haydn's oratorio The creation
Te Deum by Anton Bruckner( )

6 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in Italian and French and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( )

21 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karl Bohm's only studio version of the work was recorded in 1958. When Deutsche Grammophon originally planned to record the work, there were already two rival versions on the market: the Decca recording under Erich Kleiber and EMI's version under Herbert von Karajan. Karajan's recording was made in December 1956 and should have included Irmgard Seefried as Octavian and Rita Streich as Sophie, but in both cases cast changes became necessary: Seefried was replaced by the young Christa Ludwig, and pregnancy forced Rita Streich to withdraw. As a result, Deutsche Grammophon was able to use both these singers for its own recording exactly two years later. It boasts a wonderful cast, with the full-throated Marianne Schech as the Marschallin, Irmgard Seefried bringing a range of colour to the 'trouser' role of Octavian, Rita Streich light and exquisite as Sophie, and a rounded, lyrical portrait of Faninal from Fischer-Dieskau. The recording also reunited Bohm with his 'old' orchestra, the Dresden Staatskapelle, an orchestra often referred to as the Zauberharfe or Magic Harp for the fluent and airborne quality of its sound
Matthäus-Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

36 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 287 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)
Kindertotenlieder by Kathleen Ferrier( )

3 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

39 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 269 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)
Sacred masterpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in German and French and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Matthew Passion = Matthäus-Passion = Passion selon St. Matthieu : BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

12 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This stunning new live recording of Bach's St. Matthew Passion was recorded in Pisa Cathedral during the Anima Mundi Festival as part of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra's 2016 tour. Conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the brilliant cast includes James Gilchrist as the Evangelist and Stephan Loges as Jesus. The Trinity Boys Choir adds an exciting color to this recording as well
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Alternative Names
Irmgard Seefried

Irmgard Seefried artiste lyrique

Irmgard Seefried Duits zanger

Irmgard Seefried Duits zangeres

Irmgard Seefried singer

Irmgard Seefried soprano tedesco

Schneiderhan, Irmgard 1919-1988

Seefried, I. 1919-1988

Seefried, Maria Theresia Irmgard, 1919-1988

Zeefrid, Irmgard

Zeefrid, Irmgard, 1919-1988

Зеефрид, И 1919-1988

Зеефрид, И. (Ирмгард), 1919-1988

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