Synonyms for windgassen or Related words with windgassen
Examples of "windgassen"
Frick's teachers included Fritz
(father and teacher of Frick’s contemporary, the tenor Wolfgang
After his retirement from the stage,
taught at the Stuttgart College of Music. Among his pupils was the bass Gottlob Frick.
died in Murnau.
She was married to the tenor Fritz
(1883–1963) and thus used the name "Vali
-von der Osten". The marriage produced one son, Wolfgang
(1914–1974), who went on to become a Wagnerian tenor in his own right.
(9 February 1883 – 17 April 1963) was a German Heldentenor and teacher.
It is conducted by Walter Born, and the main singers are Marianne Schech, Wolfgang
, Franz Fehringer and Hetty Plümacher.
(June 26, 1914 – September 8, 1974) was a heldentenor internationally known for his performances in Wagner operas.
Today, his performance as "Tristan" in the Furtwängler recording is considered one of the best on record, next to those of Melchior,
and Jon Vickers.
In 1968 Andersson guest performed in Japan as Kurwenal in "Tristan und Isolde", opposite Birgit Nilsson and Wolfgang
. He returned to Den Jyske Opera in Aarhus, Jutland, where he had sung Mozart's "Don Giovanni" and other major roles in 1951. He spent the last years of his life in Mols Bjerge.
Von der Osten died in 1936 at her estate at Talmühlenstraße 49 in Kurort Hartha (today: Tharandt). She is buried in the Johannisfriedhof cemetery in Dresden-Tolkewitz beside her sister, the singer Vali von der Osten. Her nephew, Wolfgang
, was a heldentenor held in similar stature.
sang at all the important opera houses all over the world. He was invited to perform at the reopening of the Bayreuth Festival in 1951 and continued to appear there till 1970, singing all the great Wagner tenor roles: Erik, Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Tristan, Walter, Loge, Siegmund, both Siegfrieds and Parsifal, his debut role in 1951.
He was also much in demand as a concert and Lieder performer. He gave his farewell concert in Stuttgart in 1949, featuring works by Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, and Hugo Wolf among others; his son, Wolfgang
, later a celebrated Heldentenor in his own right, also took part.
On his return to Düsseldorf he settled as a painter and married Alice
, sister in law of painter Henry Ritter, whose shop he inherited after the latter's death (1853). From 1862 to 1902 he was a member of Malkasten, the Düsseldorf art society. The Swedish painter Axel Kulle was his student from 1875 to 1880.
His Vienna State Opera debut in 1964 was the "The Gambler", in a production from Belgrade, followed over the years by "Don Quichotte" (Massenet), "The Miraculous Mandarin" (Bartók), "Tannhäuser" with Gottlob Frick, Wolfgang
, Eberhard Waechter, Christa Ludwig and Gundula Janowitz, "Carmen", "La traviata", "Aida", "The Flying Dutchman", "Rigoletto", "Madama Butterfly" and "Otello".
Singers who sang under his baton included: Peter Anders, Erna Berger, Walter Berry, Kim Borg, Maria Cebotari, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Josef Greindl, Hans Hotter, James King, Margarete Klose, Tiana Lemnitz, Max Lorenz, Christa Ludwig, Walther Ludwig, Martha Mödl, Helge Rosvaenge, Heinrich Schlusnus, Karl Schmitt-Walter, Rita Streich, Ludwig Suthaus, Wolfgang
and Fritz Wunderlich,
Between 1950 and 1980 he was famous not only for his interpretations of roles in operas of Richard Wagner, but also of roles in the operas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Giuseppe Verdi. He also performed with success in comic operas like Zar und Zimmermann of Albert Lortzing. He worked with the great stars of the fifties and sixties like Kirsten Flagstad, Birgit Nilsson, Christa Ludwig, Herbert von Karajan, Wolfgang
, Hans Knappertsbusch and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.
In 2008 the company released the complete 1955 Bayreuth Wagner Ring Cycle conducted by Joseph Keilberth. The cast included Hans Hotter as Wotan, Gustav Neidlinger as Alberich, Ramón Vinay as Siegmund, Astrid Varnay as Brünnhilde, and Wolfgang
as Siegfried. Andrew Quint, writing in "Fanfare" magazine, described the release as "the Wagner recording phenomenon of recent years" and Testament's reissue of them as "heroic", since the recordings had previously "been surrounded by a bureaucratic ring of fire."
Born in Annemasse, France, he was the son (and pupil) of a well known German Heldentenor, Fritz
(who was also the teacher of Gottlob Frick). His mother was the German coloratura soprano Vali von der Osten, sister of the much more famous soprano Eva von der Osten, who created the part of Octavian in Richard Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier". Both Windgassen's parents were longtime mainstays of the Staatsoper Stuttgart.
was the Siegfried in several complete, live "Rings" from Bayreuth that have been issued commercially on CD, conducted by such now-legendary figures as Hans Knappertsbusch, Clemens Krauss, Joseph Keilberth, and Karl Böhm. He was also the Loge and Siegmund in Wilhelm Furtwängler's Ring broadcast by the Italian Radio (RAI) in 1953, and subsequently issued as a best-selling CD box, as well as Florestan in the EMI studio recording of "Fidelio" directed by Furtwängler.
He is well represented on record, both in studio recordings and live tapings. Pre-eminent among the former is the famous Decca "Ring", conducted by Georg Solti and produced by John Culshaw. He was not Culshaw’s first choice for Siegfried, the more powerful voice of Ernst Kozub being preferred. But Kozub's musical limitations (largely due to his ailing health) led to his removal from the cast;
magnanimously stood in for him at the last minute. His live Bayreuth recording of "Tristan und Isolde" with Birgit Nilsson as Isolde, conducted by Karl Böhm, is still highly regarded by many critics.
Allusion to known historical figures include the political scene in Britain in the 1970s, and may reflect Amis's increasingly conservative attitudes. For example, Lord Stansgate (Tony Benn) presides over the Holy Office, and Officers Paul Foot and Corin Redgrave are two of its feared operatives. Pope John XXIV is a thinly disguised Harold Wilson and his Secretary of State is Enrico Berlinguer. Other references are more obscure; opera-lovers with a good knowledge of Latin will, however, be able to identify the two castrati from the Vatican, Federicus Mirabilis and Lupigradus Viaventosa, as the German singers Fritz Wunderlich and Wolfgang
, both recently deceased when Amis was writing.
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