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Schippers, Thomas

Works: 739 works in 1,553 publications in 6 languages and 16,047 library holdings
Genres: Music  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Musical settings  Film adaptations  Operas  History  Interviews  Juvenile works 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Arranger, Commentator, Author, per, Bookplate designer, Interviewee, Singer, Adapter, Editor
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas Schippers
Amahl and the night visitors original cast of the NBC telecast, Christmas Eve, 1951 by Gian Carlo Menotti( Recording )
20 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amahl, a little crippled shepard boy is visited by the Three Wise Men on their way to Bethelehem
The consul : musical drama in three acts by Gian Carlo Menotti( )
16 editions published between 1950 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ernani [opera in four acts] by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
69 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this legendary performance of Verdi's passionate early opera, the brilliant Thomas Schippers conducts a formidable cast led by the handsome, charismatic Franco Corelli as the Spanish nobleman forced by fate to become a bandit. Leontyne Price is Elvira, the woman he loves. Unfortunately her elderly guardian Don Ruy Gomez de Silva also wants to marry her. But fortunately, in this performance he is the magnificent bass Cesare Siepi, a worthy opponent, indeed
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
48 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Amahl and the night visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti( Visual )
9 editions published between 1955 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A disabled shepherd boy and his mother are visited by three men on their way to see the Baby Jesus in Bethlehem
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )
59 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 455 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )
32 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti( Visual )
6 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Présentation de l'opéra de Gian-Carlo Menotti dans sa distribution new-yorkaise originale mais tourné en Italie avec l'orchestre symphonique de Rome (RAI-Radio italiana). Inspiré de la production de Broadway présentée par Chandler Cowles et Efrem Zimbalist, Jr
Leontyne Price sings Barber by Samuel Barber( Recording )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )
30 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zinka Milanov, soprano ; Giuseppe di Stefano, tenor ; Leonard Warren, Bariton
Stabat Mater by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )
16 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York Philharmonic Thomas Schippers, conductor
Knoxville, summer of 1915 Dover Beach : op. 3 ; Hermit songs ; Andromache's farewell : op. 39 by Samuel Barber( Recording )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alexander Nevsky op 78 by Sergey Prokofiev( Recording )
13 editions published between 1961 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'assedio di Corinto by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )
31 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A few weeks before this performance, Beverly Sills made her Met debut in this all-but-unknown Rossini opera. As one critic explained, "The arias are vocal extravaganzas that would terrorize all but a few singers today." But as Pamira, the young Greek woman who loves the Turkish leader, Maometto (Justino Díaz), who conquers Corinth with tragic consequences, Sills herself was really the conquering hero. "Perfectly phrased abandon," was one description of her singing, and the audience simply went berserk. Shirley Verrett co-stars in the pants role of Neocle, the young Greek captain who has been promised Pamira in marriage
The siege of Corinth [L'assedio di Corinto] / Rossini ; libretto by della Valle by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )
13 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Recording )
31 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This production was recorded in the Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli in 1960 and is sung in Italian. This CD set also includes excerpts from two other productions; one with Giuletta Simionato as Carmen, recorded in Palermo in 1959 (sung in Italian) and one with Simionato as Carmen and Di Stefano as Don José recorded in La Scala Milan in 1955 and conducted by Karajan
Two scenes from Antony and Cleopatra, op. 40 Give me some music [and] Give me my robe ; Knoxville : summer of 1915, op. 24 by Samuel Barber( Recording )
4 editions published in 1969 in Undetermined and English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Songs of Ravel & Satie by Régine Crespin( Recording )
3 editions published in 1998 in French and German and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The now-retired Rǧine Crespin is easily the greatest soprano voice to come out of France since World War II, notable not just for its body and luster but for such an effortless sense of line that you're never aware of the individual notes, only the overall musical idea they're meant to create. This was recorded a bit late in her career and some wobble is apparent. But her characterization of the words--so important in Ravel's precise animal portraits in Histoires Naturelles --is peerless. Too bad that the Satie songs--in terms of quality--veer between serious endeavors and cabaret toss-offs. The disc is filled out by Crespin's performance of Beethoven's concert aria Ah! Perfido , which illustrates why she was a formidable Tosca in her day. --David Patrick Stearns
Adagio for strings op. 11. Medea's meditation and dance of vengeance. Overture to The school for scandal. Second essay for orchestra, op. 17 by Samuel Barber( Recording )
3 editions published between 1974 and 1975 and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unicorn, the gorgon, and the manticore, [or, The three Sundays of a poet] [a madrigal fable for chorus, ten dancers, and nine instruments] by Gian Carlo Menotti( Recording )
8 editions published in 1957 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Shippers Thomas 1930-1977
Italian (232)
English (89)
French (23)
German (17)
Latin (8)
Russian (6)