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Leinsdorf, Erich 1912-1993

Works: 2,751 works in 5,614 publications in 7 languages and 59,528 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Symphonies  Excerpts  Stories, plots, etc  Thematic catalogs (Music)  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Author, Arranger, Interviewee, Commentator, Other, Singer, Instrumentalist, Author of introduction, Editor, Director, Composer
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

86 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Mandarin announces the law of the land ("Popolo di Pekino: La legge e questa ...)": Any man who desires to wed Turandot must first answer her three riddles. If he fails, he will be beheaded. The Prince of Persia has failed and is to be beheaded at moonrise. As the crowd surges towards the gates of the palace, crying for blood, a blind old man is pushed to the ground while his slave-girl, Li?, cries for help. A young man hears her cry and recognizes the old man as his long-lost father Timur, the deposed king of Tartary. The young Prince of Tartary urges his father not to speak his name because he fears the Chinese rulers who have conquered Tartary. Timur tells his son that of all his servants, only Li? has remained faithful to him. When the Prince asks her why, she tells him that once, long ago in the palace, he smiled upon her"--Wikipedia (Sept 2006)
Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

71 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madama Butterfly concerns the disastrous results of a young American naval officer's marriage to a pretty geisha
Così fan tutte : [opera buffa in two acts] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

26 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music LPs are shelved on the Lower Level
Die tote Stadt by Erich Wolfgang Korngold( Recording )

61 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die tote Stadt: Oper in drei Akten, op. 12. Libretto: Paul Schott (Julius Korngold)
The composer's advocate : a radical orthodoxy for musicians by Erich Leinsdorf( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, the author puts forward his theory that the role of the conductor is to discover, and then deliver upon, the intentions of the great composers for how they wanted their compositions to sound
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( )

94 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her only pre-World War II Met broadcast of Die Walküre, the incomparable Kirsten Flagstad gives a magisterial performance as Brünnhilde, the warrior maiden and favorite daughter of Wotan, lord of the gods, sung by the marvelous Julius Huehn. Lauritz Melchior as Siegmund and Marjorie Lawrence as Sieglinde are a Wälsung couple for the ages, and Karin Branzell is magnificent as Fricka, Wotan's wife. Twenty-eight-year-old Erich Leinsdorf leads this dramatic performance of the Ring cycle's second chapter. This performance is taken from the CD box set Wagner at The Met, released by Sony Classical
Opera themes and plots by Rudolph Fellner( Book )

4 editions published between 1958 and 1961 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The purpose of this book is to present the essential materials of thirty-two operas, the musical materials in general on the left-hand page, the corresponding dramatic materials on the right."
Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

76 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark, daunting role of Lady Macbeth requires a great singing actress to bring to life everything Verdi--and Shakespeare--wrote. Shortly before this broadcast, the Viennese soprano Leonie Rysanek made her Met debut in the role--and right away became a legend. The intensity of her soaring soprano and her charismatic stage presence made her a beloved favorite of the New York audience for almost 40 years. With the great Verdi baritone Leonard Warren in the title role and Carlo Bergonzi and Jerome Hines also in the cast, this Macbeth is one for the ages
Salome by Richard Strauss( )

49 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This performance presents the great Leonie Rysanek in one of her most memorable roles--the teenage Judean princess Salome. Obsessed with the prophet Jochanaan, the Biblical John the Baptist (Norman Bailey), she skillfully manipulates her lecherous stepfather Herod (Ragnar Ulfung) until he has no choice but to have the holy man killed for spurning the princess's advances. The legendary Astrid Varnay is Salome's mother, Herodias. Highlights of the score include the Dance of the Seven Veils and Salome's final monologue, one of the supreme dramatic achievements in all of opera
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( )

52 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PRYCE, Leontyne (soprano). BERGONZI, Carlo (tenor). MERRILL, Robert (baritone). VERRETT, Shirley (mezzo-soprano). GRIST, Reri (soprano). FLAGELLO, Ezio (bass). MAZZOLI, Ferruccio (bass). PALMA, Piero de (tenor). LACOPUCCI, Fernando (tenor). BARIO, Mario II (baritone). RCA ITALIAN OPERA CHORUS. RENATA CORTIGLIONI CHILDREN'S CHORUS. RCA ITALIAN OPERA ORCHESTRA. LEINSDORF, Erich (conductor)
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

63 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 831 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
The barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

27 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abridged holiday presentation for families of opera's most popular comedy, sung in English, features a cast of youthful Met stars: Isabel Leonard is the feisty Rosina, Alek Shrader is her suitor, Count Almaviva, and Rodion Pogossov is Figaro, the resourceful barber of the title. John Del Carlo sings as Rosina's foolish guardian, Dr. Bartolo, and Yves Abel conducts
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

42 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian, and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Verdi heroines by Giuseppe Verdi( )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in Italian and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca : highlights by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

54 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tosca. Zinka Milanov, Jussi Bjoerling, Leonard Warren, Leonardo Monreale, Fernando Corena, Mario Carlin, Nestore Catalani, Vincenzo Preziosa, Giovanni Bianchini. Rome Opera House and Chorus. Erich Liensdorf, conductor
O paradiso : great opera arias by Jussi Björling( )

7 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto no. 1, in D minor, op. 15 by Johannes Brahms( Recording )

14 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 9 : "choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

4 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, performed by the Russian National Orchestra and conducted by Mikhail Pletnev. Also known as the Choral Symphony, this work includes a full chorus and four vocal soloists on the last movement, commonly referred to as Ode to Joy
Lohengrin by Richard Wagner( )

66 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lauritz Melchior heads a stellar cast in this remarkable broadcast of Wagner's Romantic opera. As the knightly title hero, he comes to the aid of Elsa (Astrid Varnay), the innocent young woman accused of murdering her brother by the evil Ortrud (Kerstin Thorborg) and her husband, the scheming Telramund (Alexander Sved). Norman Cordon sings King Henry, and Erich Leinsdorf conducts.This performance is taken from the CD box set Wagner at The Met, released by Sony Classical
Concerto no. 1 by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The composer's advocate : a radical orthodoxy for musicians
Opera themes and plots
Alternative Names
Eric Leinsdorf

Erich Leinsdorf

Erich Leinsdorf American conductor

Erich Leinsdorf americký dirigent

Erich Leinsdorf Amerikaans dirigent (1912-1993)

Erich Leinsdorf amerykański dyrygent pochodzenia austriackiego

Erich Leinsdorf direttore d'orchestra austriaco

Erich Leinsdorf österreichisch-amerikanischer Dirigent

Erich Leisdorf

Landauer, Erich.

Landauer Erich 1912-1993

Leinsdorf, Eric, 1912-1993

Leinsdorf, Erlich

Еріх Ляйнсдорф

Ляйнсдорф, Эрих

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Italian (388)

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English (64)

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Spanish (2)

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