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Jones, Gwyneth 1936-

Works: 405 works in 1,167 publications in 5 languages and 10,424 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Musical settings  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Motion picture music  Concert films  Interviews  Live sound recordings  Operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Author, Interviewee, Vocalist, per, l4, Commentator, Other
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gwyneth Jones
Quartet by James Ivory( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rumor circling the halls is that Beecham House (the home for retired musicians) is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. Reginald, Wilfred and Cecily are in for a special shock when the new arrival turns out to be none other than their former singing partner, Jean. Her subsequent career as a star soloist, and the ego that accompanied it, split up their long friendship and ended her marriage to Reggie, who takes the news of her arrival particularly hard. Can the passage of time heal old wounds? And will the famous quartet be able to patch up their differences in time for Beecham House's gala concert?
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

35 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

20 editions published between 1969 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story: Act I. The action unfolds on Cyprus, under Venetian rule in the 16th century. The scene is outside the castle, residence of Otello, governor of the island, facing the port. It is night. A furious storm churns the sea, and a crowd of Venetian citizens and soldiers helplessly watch while the ship of the Moor Otello desperately tries to make it into port. Only Iago, one of Otello's men, does not participate in the general apprehension for the safety of his leader: he hates Otello, because Otello has promoted Cassio captain instead of him; he meditates revenge. The crowd is jubilant as Otello finally lands safely and announces that the Turkish fleet has been defeated. When the Moor enters the castle, the fireworks start and all drink to his victory. In the midst of the rejoicing, Iago starts to weave the scheme that will lead to his commander's downfall: he treacherously insinuates to Roderigo, who had revealed to Iago his love for Otello's wife, Desdemona, that Captain Cassio also feels the same affection for the woman. Then Iago gets Cassio drunk, and incites a fight between the two men, but the dangerous duel that starts between them is stopped by Montano. However, the peacemaker is wounded by Cassio. Iago sounds the alarm, swelling the episode out of proportion until the crowd is in tumult. Called back by the shouts and noise, Otello, falsely informed by Iago, punishes Cassio and demotes him. This is a first victory for Iago, who exults
Die ägyptische Helena by Richard Strauss( Recording )

37 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Voigt brings sumptuous vocalism and dramatic presence to the title role of Strauss and Hofmannsthal's re-imagination of the Helen myth. Set in the aftermath of the Trojan War, the story is based on the premise that the Helen who came to Troy was a phantom, while the real, faithful one was spirited away. After the war, she is reunited with her husband, Menelas, sung by Torsten Kerl. Diana Damrau is Aithra, the sorceress who helps Helen regain Menelas's love, and Wolfgang Brendel sings Altair, a desert chieftain who falls in love with Helen. Fabio Luisi conducts the ravishing score
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Recording )

30 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schwarzkopf samlingen
Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny opera in three acts by Kurt Weill( Visual )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Production of the Weill/Brecht opera which depicts the consumerism of the mythical city of Mahagonny. Mahagonny is presented as a Hollywood Babylon full of pyramidal towers, carved elephants, commodified sex and licensed gluttony
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Visual )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final opera of the Ring cycle, Siegfried leaves Brünnhilde and sets off down the Rhine, where he meets Günther, king of the Gibichung, his sister Gutrune, and their half-brother Hagen, son of Alberich. Conspiring together, the siblings induce Siegfried to drink a magic potion to forget Brünnhilde, then retrieve her that she may marry Günther. This deed accomplished, Hagen then murders Siegfried during a hunt. When Brünnhilde sacrifices herself upon Siegfried's pyre, Hagen attempts to steal the magic ring, but is thwarted as the waters of the Rhine rise, washing over everything, and the Rhine maidens retrieve their treasure, as Valhalla appears in flames above
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in 1979, this delightful staging by Otto Schenk features outstanding singers Gwyneth Jones and Lucia Popp as well as a rare chance to watch legendary Carlos Kleiber conduct one of his trademark operas. Strauss is the composer
Die Walküre by Richard Wagner( Visual )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the face of the battle, Siegmund, fathered by Wotan, discovers that Sieglinde is his twin sister. Yet, they join as man and wife. Wotan knows he must kill Siegmund for the violation of the laws of matrimony. But unable to bear the agony of the deed, he sends the Valkyrie Brunnhilde, in his place. Brunnhilde takes mercy on the two lovers. In anguish, Wotan causes Siegmund's death by shattering his sword in battle. Brunnhilde is made mortal as punishment for betraying Wotan, and he surrounds her with a wall of flame that can only be broken by a hero. A wall of flame. A portent of the fall of the Gods
Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Visual )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sword Notung, which Mime has not been able to repair for Siegfried, is re-forged on an anvil left by Wotan. Siegfried uses it to kill Fafner and takes his helmet and the ring. He then kills Mime and, after destroying Wotan's power, frees Brünnhilde
Notre Dame by Franz Schmidt( Recording )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notre Dame: Romantische Oper in zwei Aufzügen. Libretto: Leopold Wilk
Parsifal [ein Bühnenweihfestspiel] by Richard Wagner( Recording )

28 editions published between 1970 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's mystical opera makes extraordinary demands on the conductor, but James Levine is renowned for the special affection and authority he brings to this transcendent work. The music shimmers and glows, evoking the legendary world of the Knights of the Holy Grail and the pure fool who brings healing power to the land. Peter Hofmann stars as the questing title hero, Jerome Hines sings the wise old man, Gurnemanz, and Mignon Dunn is the voluptuous Kundry, whose erotic temptations almost ensnare the young hero
Fidelio op. 72 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

51 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member 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
Götterdämmerung by Richard Wagner( Recording )

35 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soloists: Wiener Philharmoniker Georg Solti, con
Symphony no. 6 Tragic ; Symphony no. 8 : Symphony of a thousand = Sinfonie der Tausend = Symphonie des mille : E-flat major by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in German and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea by Luigi Cherubini( Recording )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compact disc
9 Symphonien by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried by Richard Wagner( Recording )

32 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meeting of Siegfried with the dragon and with Brünnhilde
The making of the Ring : a documentary by Peter Weinberg( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and German and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film about Patrice Chéreau's controversial centenary production of Wagner's "Der Ring des Nibelungen" produced at Bayreuth 1976-1980. Includes excerpts from rehearsals, performances, and recording sessions interspersed with various commentary. Also includes a brief history of the Bayreuth Festival from its beginnings to the mid-1980s, including archival footage and photographs
Salome by Richard Strauss( Recording )

25 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 140 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
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