Herbert Kegel

Herbert Kegel (29 July 1920 – 20 November 1990) was a German conductor.

Kegel was born in Dresden. He studied conducting with Karl Böhm and composition with Boris Blacher at the Dresden Conservatory from 1935 to 1940. In 1946 he began conducting in Pirna and Rostock; and in 1948 he began a three-decade-long association with the Leipzig Radio Orchestra and Choir, of which he became the principal conductor in 1960. Meanwhile, in 1977 Kegel took the position of principal conductor of Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, which he kept until 1985.

Kegel was married to the Italian soprano Celestina Casapietra from 1966 to 1983. Their son Björn Casapietra is active as a singer, moderator and actor.[1]

In 1990, he died by suicide in Dresden.[1]


  1. ^ a b Hünniger, Andrea Hanna (23 June 2016). "Björn Casapietra: Deutsche Vita". Die Zeit (in German). Retrieved 20 April 2019.

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A German Requiem discography

List of recordings of Johannes Brahms' A German Requiem, Op. 45 (1868).

Additional entries listed alphabetically by conductor:

Sergiu Celibidache conducting the Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester, Agnes Giebel, Hans Hotter. Reissued 2009 by Past Classics

Stephen Cleobury conducting the King's College Choir, using Brahms's 2-piano arrangement. Recorded in 2006 and released by EMI

Harry Christophers conducting The Sixteen, also using Brahms's 2-piano arrangement. Recorded in 2006 and released on Coro Records. Uses period instruments

Michel Corboz conducting the Ensemble vocal et instrumental de Lausanne, with Christa Goetze, soprano, and Werner Lechte, baritone (EMI; reissue Virgin Classics)

Karl Eliasberg conducting the USSR State Symphony Orchestra, recorded in 1960 and released in 2010 by Vista Vera

Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting the Lucerne Festival orchestra and chorus live in concert, with soloists Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Hans Hotter, also recorded in 1948. The recording is incomplete, however, and suffers from severe wow, surface noise, and overload distortion

Bernard Haitink conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. Recorded in 1980 and released by Philips Records

Wolfgang Helbich Conductor, Bremer Domchor, Kammer-Sinfonie Bremen, Siri Thornhill, Klaus Mertens, MDG 2002

Philippe Herreweghe conducting the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées. Recorded live in 1996 and released in 1996 by Harmonia Mundi. Uses period instruments.

Craig Jessop conducting the Utah Symphony and Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Recorded February 1999 and released in October 1999 by Telarc. Recorded in English.

Herbert von Karajan conducting the Berlin Philharmonic and Wiener Singverein, with soloists Gundula Janowitz and Eberhard Waechter. Recorded in 1964 and released on CD 2002 by Deutsche Grammophon

Herbert von Karajan conducting the Berlin Philharmonic and Wiener Singverein, with soloists Anna Tomowa-Sintow and José Van Dam. Recorded in 1976 and released on CD in 1988 by EMI

Herbert Kegel conducting the Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir. Recorded in 1985 with soloists Mari Anne Häggander and Siegfried Lorenz. Released in 1987 by Capriccio

Otto Klemperer conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, with soloists Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Recorded in 1961 and released on CD in 1999 by EMI Classics (re-released in 2010 as part of the EMI Masters series)

Rafael Kubelík conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Recorded live in 1978 and released in 2002 by Audite

Sir Gilbert Levine conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Munich Bach Choir. Recorded live in 2002 with Wolfgang Holzmair and Christiane Oelze

Lorin Maazel conducting the New Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra, with Ileana Cotrubaş, soprano, and Hermann Prey, baritone (Sony)

Kurt Masur conducting the New York Philharmonic. Recorded live in 1995 and released in 1995 by Teldec

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. Soloists Elizabeth Watts, soprano; Stéphane Degout, baritone. Recorded live 4 April 2009 at the Southbank Centre Royal Festival Hall. Released by the LPO as LPO0045.

André Previn conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded in 1986 and released in 1992 by Teldec

Valentin Radu conducting the Ama Deus Ensemble Orchestra and Chorus. Recorded in concert 4 April 2010 and released by Lyrichord. Tatyana Galitskaya, soprano and Ed Bara, bass. "This disc and that of Klemperer with the Philharmonia Orchestra present two complementary (and complimentary) pictures of the Brahms Requiem. Both should be in everyone's collection..." Burton Rothleder, Fanfare Magazine, January/February 2011, p. 78.

Alexander Rahbari conducting the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. Released on 2 December 1992 by Naxos with Miriam Gauci, soprano, Eduard Tumagian, baritone, Slovak Philharmonic Choir

Wolfgang Sawallisch conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Released in 1995 by Orfeo

Giuseppe Sinopoli conducting the Czech Philharmonic. Released in 1983 by Deutsche Grammophon with Lucia Popp, soprano, Wolfgang Brendel, baritone, Prague Philharmonic Chorus

Robert Spano conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with Twyla Robinson, soprano, and Mariusz Kwiecień, baritone. Recorded in 2007, released in 2008 on Telarc.

Capriccio for Violin and Orchestra (Penderecki)

The Capriccio for Violin and Orchestra is a composition by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. It is one of the five caprices that he composed and one of the two that he composed for a soloist with an orchestra, together with the Capriccio for Oboe and Eleven Instruments.

Carmen discography

This is a discography of audio and video recordings of Carmen, a French-language opera by Georges Bizet. The opera premiered at the Opéra-Comique in Paris on 3 March 1875. Carmen is one of the most frequently recorded operas, dating back to a near-complete German acoustical recording in 1908.

Carmina Burana (Orff)

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed in 1935 and 1936 by Carl Orff, based on 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana. Its full Latin title is Carmina Burana: Cantiones profanae cantoribus et choris cantandae comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis ("Songs of Beuern: Secular songs for singers and choruses to be sung together with instruments and magical images"). It was first performed in Frankfurt on 8 June 1937. It is part of Trionfi, a musical triptych that also includes Catulli Carmina and Trionfo di Afrodite. The first and last movements of the piece are called "Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi" ("Fortune, Empress of the World") and start with the very well known "O Fortuna".

Celestina Casapietra

Celestina Casapietra (born 23 August 1938) is an Italian operatic soprano who was a member of the Berlin State Opera for decades. She made an international career, and recorded several operas and concerts.

Die Kluge

Die Kluge. Die Geschichte von dem König und der klugen Frau (The Wise [Girl]. The Story of the King and the Wise Woman) is an opera in 12 scenes written by Carl Orff. It premiered in Frankfurt, Germany, on 20 February 1943. Orff referred to this opera as a Märchenoper (fairy tale opera). The composer also wrote the libretto, based on Die Kluge Bauerntochter (The Peasant's Wise Daughter) from the Grimm's Fairy Tales. A performance lasts for about 90 minutes and is often paired with Orff's Der Mond.

Dresden Philharmonic

The Dresdner Philharmonie (unofficial English translation: Dresden Philharmonic) is a German symphony orchestra based in Dresden. Its principal concert venue is the Kulturpalast. The orchestra also performs at the Kreuzkirche, the Hochschule für Musik Dresden, and the Schloss Albrechtsberg. It receives financial support from the city of Dresden. The choral ensembles affiliated with the orchestra are the Dresden Philharmonic Choir and Dresden Philharmonic Chamber Choir.

The orchestra was founded in 1870 and gave its first concert in the Gewerbehaussaal on 29 November 1870, under the name Gewerbehausorchester. The orchestra acquired its current name in 1915. During the existence of the DDR, the orchestra took up its primary residence in the Kulturpalast. After German reunification, plans had been proposed for a new concert hall. These had not come to fruition by the time of the principal conductorship of Marek Janowski, who cited this lack of development of a new hall for the orchestra as the reason for his resignation from the post in 2003.

The orchestra's current principal conductor is Michael Sanderling, since 2011. His initial contract was for three years. In October 2013, the orchestra announced the extension of Sanderling's contract as principal conductor through the 2018-2019 season. In November 2016, Sanderling announced, via a letter to the mayor of Dresden, his intention to stand down as chief conductor of the orchestra after the end of his current contract in 2019, in protest at learning of proposed culture budget reductions via media reports instead of being informed directly from the civic authorities.In September 2018, the orchestra announced the re-appointment of Janowski as its chief conductor, effective with the 2019-2020 season, with an initial contract of 3 seasons.

Gerhard Stolze

Gerhard Stolze (1 October 1926, Dessau – 11 March 1979, Garmisch-Partenkirchen) was a German operatic tenor.

He was a character tenor best known as a Wagner singer. His signature role was Mime (Das Rheingold, Siegfried). Other important roles were David (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Loge (Das Rheingold), Aegisth (Elektra) and Herod (Salome). He also sang the Captain in Wozzeck and, the roles of Oberon (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and the Emperor Nero, both of which were originally written for countertenor. He recorded Mozart's high-tenor Singspiel roles, Monostatos and Pedrillo.

He portrays Mime on both the studio recordings of Siegfried by Herbert von Karajan and Georg Solti.

His voice was very high, thin, and piercing, and capable of an extraordinary range of colors. His style sharply divided critics and audiences, especially in the roles of Mime and Herod. It was denigrated as being over-neurotic, glorified sprechstimme by some, while others praised it for its deep characterization and astonishing virtuosity.

He made his debut in 1949 at the State Opera in Dresden as Moser, one of the Mastersingers in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, the same role in which he made his first appearance at the Bayreuth Festival in 1951. He was a member of the Berlin State Opera from 1953–1961. Other house debuts include the Vienna State Opera in 1957, the Covent Garden in 1960 (as Mime in a complete Ring under Solti), and the Metropolitan Opera in 1968 as Loge. He sang in the first performances or first stagings of Werner Egk's Der Revisor, Heimo Erbse's Julietta, Carl Orff's Oedipus der Tyrann, Frank Martin's Le mystère de la Nativité, and Giselher Klebe's Jacobowsky und der Oberst.

Gianni Schicchi discography

This is a list of the recordings of Gianni Schicchi, the third of a group of three one-act operas by Giacomo Puccini collectively known as Il trittico; the other operas are Il tabarro and Suor Angelica. The three were premiered at the Metropolitan Opera on 14 December 1918, and for the next three years were always played together. After 1921, however, Puccini agreed that the operas could be performed separately. Gianni Schicchi became the most popular and most frequently performed of the three, often paired with other works such as Maurice Ravel's L'heure espagnole and Richard Strauss's Salome.Despite its popularity as a stage work, Gianni Schicchi was not available as a recording until after the Second World War, a neglect described by a Gramophone reviewer as "extraordinary". The first issued recording, an early LP release in 1950, was from a live performance at the Met on 12 March 1949. It was followed, also in 1950, by a recording from a Radio Turin broadcast; thereafter, recordings were issued at regular intervals on long-playing and, later, compact disc formats. The first VHS (videotape) was in 1983, since when several more DVD versions have been released. While the majority of recordings are based on the original Italian libretto, three German-language versions were issued in the 1970s. Opera stars who have featured in recordings include Giuseppe Di Stefano, Tito Gobbi, Victoria de los Ángeles, Renata Tebaldi, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Plácido Domingo and Angela Gheorghiu.


Gurre-Lieder is a large cantata for five vocal soloists, narrator, chorus and large orchestra, composed by Arnold Schoenberg, on poems by the Danish novelist Jens Peter Jacobsen (translated from Danish to German by Robert Franz Arnold). The title means "songs of Gurre", referring to Gurre Castle in Denmark, scene of the medieval love-tragedy (related in Jacobsen's poems) revolving around the Danish national legend of the love of the Danish king Valdemar Atterdag (Valdemar IV, 1320–1375, spelled Waldemar by Schoenberg) for his mistress Tove, and her subsequent murder by Valdemar's jealous Queen Helvig (a legend which is historically more likely connected with his ancestor Valdemar I).


Kegel may refer to:

Kegel exercise, a pelvic floor exercise

Kegel (bowling), a traditional German version of nine-pin bowling

Kegel LLC, a U.S. company involved in ten-pin bowling

Leon Schidlowsky

Leon Schidlowsky (Hebrew: ליאון שידלובסקי; born 21 July 1931 in Santiago de Chile) is a Chilean-Israeli composer and painter. He has written music for orchestra, chamber ensemble, choir, and instruments including the piano, violin, cello, flute, mandolin, guitar, harp, organ, as well as about sixty-five pieces of music with graphic notation. His compositions have been performed in numerous countries with different orchestras under conductors such as Aldo Ceccato, Errico Fresis, Clytus Gottwald, Juan Pablo Izquierdo, Erhard Karkoschka, Herbert Kegel, Lukas Foss, Zubin Mehta, Hermann Scherchen, and Ingo Schulz. The scores of his graphic music have been shown in various exhibitions linked to concerts, such as in the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Kunsthaus Hamburg, the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, and the Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken.

MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra

The MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra (in German simply the MDR Sinfonieorchester) is a German radio orchestra based in Leipzig. It is the radio orchestra of Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, the public broadcaster for the German states of Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. It is one of the oldest Radio orchestras in the world and the oldest in Germany. It was founded in Leipzig, Germany in 1923 (9 months earlier than the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra). Apart from a short interruption during World War II, it has been the main orchestra of the Central German Broadcasting Company (MDR) since 1924. The orchestra performs concerts in Leipzig at the Gewandhaus.

Marga Schiml discography

Mezzo-soprano Marga Schiml participated in several recordings in concert and opera.

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk

Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (Central German Broadcasting, MDR) is the public broadcaster for the federal states of Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. Established in January 1991, its headquarters are in Leipzig, with regional studios in Dresden, Erfurt and Magdeburg. MDR is a member of the ARD consortium of public broadcasters in Germany.

MDR broadcasts its own television channel to the three states it serves and also contributes programming to the first German TV channel (Das Erste), and broadcasts a number of radio channels.

Reiner Goldberg

Reiner Goldberg (17 October 1939 in Crostau, Lusatia, Germany) is a German operatic (heroic tenor).

After his vocal studies at the conservatory of music "Carl Maria von Weber" in Dresden, Goldberg made his debut 1967 in the Saxon Theatre (Sächsische Landesbühne) in Radebeul. A further station was the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden in 1973. In 1981, the tenor became a member of the Berlin State Opera ensemble.

At the beginning of the 1980s, Goldberg sang the important tenor parts of operas by Richard Wagner in nearly all leading opera houses in Europe and worldwide.

Among them were Tannhäuser at the Vienna State Opera and Bavarian State Opera Munich, Erik (Der fliegende Holländer) at the Salzburg Easter Festival 1982 and 1983 conducted by Herbert von Karajan and the Bayreuther Festspiele 1990, 1991, and 1994 under Giuseppe Sinopoli, Florestan, Siegfried and Tannhäuser at the Metropolitan Opera and as Max (Der Freischütz) in the Zurich Opera.

In concert, he sang in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (Lucerne and Edinburgh) under Claudio Abbado. In 1995, Goldberg received the Special Music Award for the title role of Aron in a live recording of Schoenberg's Moses und Aron with the Tokyo Symphony under Maestro Kazuyoshi Akiyama at Suntory Hall in Tokyo.

The Complete Mozart Edition

The Complete Mozart Edition is a 180-CD collection released in 1990–91 featuring all works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (known at the set's publication) assembled by Philips Classics Records to commemorate the bicentenary of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (December 5, 1791). It has been re-released in 2000 in a modified version as the Complete Compact Mozart Edition.

The Execution of Stepan Razin

The Execution of Stepan Razin (Russian «Казнь Степана Разина») (Op. 119) is a cantata composed by Dimitri Shostakovich to a libretto by Yevgeny Yevtushenko in 1964. The subject is the execution of Stepan Razin, a Cossack leader who headed a major uprising (1670–71) against the nobility and tsarist bureaucracy in southern Russia.

William Tell discography

This is a partial discography of William Tell (French: Guillaume Tell), an opera with music by Gioachino Rossini and a French libretto by Etienne de Jouy and Hippolyte Bis. The work was first performed on 3 August 1829 by the Paris Opera at the Salle Le Peletier. It was first performed in Italian as Guglielmo Tell in Germany on 28–29 January 1831 in Dresden and in Italy on 17 September 1831 in Lucca (translated by Calisto Bassi).

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