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Title George London [electronic resource] : between gods and demons / a film by Marita Stocker ; a production of Monarda Arts in collaboration with WDR.

Published Germany : ArtHaus Musik, 2011.


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 UniM INTERNET video  The Whole World    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 online resource (154 min.).
Notes Title from opening screen credits.
Contents Tragic Artist and Cosmopolitan -- A Voice of the Century -- 'He Was a Perfectionist,' George London as Boris -- 'Don Giovanni,' London's Charisma -- 'The Flying Dutchman,' The Wagner Singer -- 'Tosca' with Callas and London -- Roles with Evil Characters -- Education and Promotion of Young Singers -- End of His Career -- Godsend -- End Credits -- Opera Scenes in Costume: Boris' Monologue (Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov), 1965 -- Opera Scenes in Costume: 'Deh, vieni alla finestra' (Mozart: Don Giovanni), 1965 -- Opera Scenes in Costume: 'Non più andrai' (Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro), 1955 -- Opera Scenes in Costume: Mephisto's Serenade (Gounod: Faust), 1957 -- Opera Scenes in Costume: Excerpt from Act II (Puccini: Tosca), 1956 -- Opera Scenes in Costume: 'Credo in un Dio crudel' (Verdi: Otello) -- Spiritual and Musical: 'I Got a Robe,' 1964 -- Spiritual and Musical: 'Ride On, King Jesus', 1964 -- Spiritual and Musical: 'They Call the Wind Maria' (from Paint Your Wagon), 1965 -- Spiritual and Musical: 'September Song' (from Knickerbocker Holiday), 1965 -- Art Song: 'An die Musik' (Schubert), 1962 -- Art Song: 'Lieder und Tänze des Todes' (Mussorgsky), 1964 -- Art Song: 'Chansons de Don Quichotte' (Ibert), 1964 -- Art Song: 'Lord Randall' (Scottish ballad), 1962 -- TV Concert: 'Abendlich strahlt der Sonne Auge' (Wagner: Das Rheingold), 1962 -- TV Concert: Farewell and Death of Boris (Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov), 1962.
Summary Features rare archival performances both as an opera singer and an interpreter of traditional spirituals and operetta and interviews with his widow Nora London, former colleagues, experts, and current stars of the opera scene, including Neil Shicoff, Catherine Malfitano, and Deborah Polaski. Bonus feature: More than 90 minutes of previously unreleased archival footage from opera performances and concerts featuring George London as Figaro, Don Giovanni, Boris Bodunov, Wotan (in Wagner's "Das Rheingold"), Scarpia (duet with Maria Callas in Puccini's "Tosca"), Mephisto (in Gounod's "Faust") and Iago (in Verdi's "Otello"). Excerpts from musicals, spirituals, and recitals with lieder by Schubert, Mussorgsky, and Ibert are shown.
Other formats Previously released as DVD.
Language notes This edition in English and German with English subtitles.
Other author Albrecht, Tobias, 1988-
Bühl, Joshua.
Becker, Oliver, 1967-
Boomers, Michael.
Carroll, Ryan.
Kohlweyer, Eva.
London, George, 1920-1985.
Stürzer, Erwin.
Stocker, Marita.
Arthaus Musik (Firm)
Monarda Arts (Firm)
Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
Subject London, George, 1920-1985.
Musicals -- Excerpts.
Operas -- Excerpts.
Singers -- Biography.
Songs (Low voice) with piano.
Spirituals (Songs)
Variant Title Between gods and demons