This website contains "Discographies" which were generated by CLOR of the following conductors

("Complete" operas and extended excerpts only - updated August 2008)

If you cannot find the conductor that interests you here try the conductor index in CLOR. The latest version of CLOR may be downloaded as an IMAGE file and then burnt on to CD-ROM. The entries in the conductor index are as detailed as here and many more conductors are listed. To find out how to download the IMAGE CLICK HERE

List of Composers

Ataúlfo Argenta

Bruno Bartoletti

Thomas Beecham

Leonard Bernstein

Karl Böhm

Fritz Busch

Marcel Cariven

Carlo Felice Cillario

André Cluytens

Edward Downes

Alberto Erede

Ferenc Fricsay

Wilhelm Furtwängler

Lamberto Gardelli

Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Carlo Maria Giulini

Reginald Goodall

Jules Gressier

Anton Guadagno

Vittorio Gui

Herbert von Karajan

Joseph Keilberth

Rudolf Kempe

Carlos Kleiber

Erich Kleiber

Otto Klemperer

Berislav Klobucar

Hans Knappertsbusch

Clemens Krauss

Erich Leinsdorf

Ferdinand Leitner

Franz Marszalek

Lovro von Matacic

Willy Mattes

Dimitri Mitropoulos

Lorenzo Molajoli

Francesco Molinari-Pradelli

Rudolf Moralt

Giuseppe Patané

Fernando Previtali

Georges Prêtre

John Pritchard

Fritz Reiner

Julius Rudel

Carlo Sabajno

Nello Santi

Gabriele Santini

Thomas Schippers

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

Wilhelm Schüchter

Tulio Serafin

Giuseppe Sinopoli

Georg Solti

Fritz Stiedry

Otmar Suitner

Silvio Varviso

Heinz Wallberg

List of Composers

About CLOR

CLOR is an Indexed Electronic Catalogue (IEC) in which it is intended to list all recordings that are or have been commercially available of "complete" operas or of extended excerpts of operas longer than about 20 minutes, i.e. as long or longer than one LP-side. Audio and video recordings are included and the term "opera" is taken to include operettas, opéra-bouffes, G&S, zarzuelas and a few musicals as well as works normally described as operas. "Private" recordings and recordings of oratorios are not inclkuded. Although more than 16,000 recordings of over 3300 operas are listed in CLOR it is far from being complete and, of course, never will be.

All the software is purpose-written, so the search-engine and indexes are completely integrated with the catalogue.

The following information about each recording is included, when known, title, composer, year of first performance, date of recording, orchestra, chorus, language of performance, singers and the roles they perform, catalogue numbers and the years of issue in the various formats, and references to reviews in the main Western European languages.

There are composer, title, conductor, singer, and singer-with-singer indexes by which information can be retrieved by the use of three-letter codes (the first three letters of the name or title), as well as two "browse modes" in which composers and titles are listed alphabetically. In addition, the user is presented with a series of "ordered lists". Thus, the recordings on file in which a particular singer appears may be listed in alphabetical or inverse alphabetical order of composer, title, or conductor, or in order or inverse order of the year of the recording. Also, the recordings in which the singer appears with any other singer may be listed similarly. In this way the user gets an overall view of what recordings are on file before opening the file for any particular recording. In addition to the indexes there is a general search engine which will search the whole catalogue for the occurrence of any string of characters. This may be refined by carrying out further searches based on the principles of Boolean logic.

CLOR will print many of the lists and documents that it displays on the screen provided that WORDPAD or NOTEPAD is installed on the user's computer. It is also possible to send these lists and documents to wordpad as an ANSI-encoded text file so that the user can edit them and save them in another format with a name of his or her choice. Many of the lists and documents that CLOR produces may be converted into HTML-format. Thus, it will produce opera, conductor and singer "discographies" in HTML. The "discographies" on this website are examples.

If you are interested in Opera "Discographies" you may also find Carlo Marinelli's "Opera Discography Encylopaedia" (ODE) and the discography in the Opera Data Base (ODB) of interest or if you prefer the printed page try "Recent International Opera Discography" Vol.23; compiled by Charles H. Parsons and published by the Edwin Mellen Press

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