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Warrack, John 1928-

Works: 85 works in 512 publications in 7 languages and 13,119 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Requiems  Biography  Live sound recordings  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art music  Portraits  Overtures  Incidental music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: ML102.O6, 782.3238
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Most widely held works by John Warrack
The concise Oxford dictionary of opera by Harold D Rosenthal( Book )

129 editions published between 1964 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 3,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the Oxford Dictionary of Opera, this searchable database covers plot synopses and first performance details, bibliographies of works about opera, entries on singers (including their debuts and career highlights, with notes on voice type, style, and reputation), definitions and discussions of technical terms and operatic styles, and surveys of the history of opera worldwide
Carl Maria von Weber by John Warrack( Book )

43 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford dictionary of opera by John Warrack( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 4,500 entries on individual composers; operatic works; principal operatic roles; well-known arias, choruses, scenes, and interludes; sources of ideas for operas; details of librettists and their sources; singers, conductors, producers, directors, designers, and entrepreneurs; histories of opera-houses, companies, institutions, and festivals; history of opera in individual countries; those whose thought influenced opera; and specialized terms
Tchaikovsky by John Warrack( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky symphonies and concertos by John Warrack( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German opera : from the beginnings to Wagner by John Warrack( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"German opera from its origins up to Wagner is the subject of this wide-ranging history, the only one of its kind in any language. It traces the growth of the humble Singspiel into a vehicle for the genius of Mozart and Beethoven, together with the persistent attempts at German grand opera. Seventeenth-century Hamburg opera, the role of the travelling companies and Viennese Singspiel are all examined. Discussions that from early days absorbed Germans concerned for the development of a national art are explored, together with the influence of new critical thought at the start of the nineteenth century
Tchaikovsky ballet music by John Warrack( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by John Warrack( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is Wagner's only mature comedy, and one of the richest and most profound in the history of music. This book presents an informative and stimulating study of an opera that occupies a particular place in music lovers' affections, yet always has more to reveal. John Warrack traces the evolution of the work from plans for a light comic opera, through all the drafts and the literary influences on them, into the eventual comedy; and he then studies the music in depth. He also gives an account of what Wagner found in the historical Mastersingers and their music. Lucy Beckett explores the influence of Schopenhauer on the work, and examines the complexity of its expressive methods. Michael Tanner suggests new ways of interpreting the opera's inner and outer worlds. There is a history of significant productions by Patrick Carnegy. The volume includes a full synopsis, bibliography and three appendices
Writings on music by Carl Maria von Weber( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzamelde essays, kritieken en ander werk over muziek van de Duitse componist (1786-1826)
The New Grove early romantic masters 2 : Weber, Berlioz, Mendelssohn by John Warrack( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein deutsches Requiem : op. 45 by Johannes Brahms( )

2 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Deutsche Requiem von Brahms gehört in der Musikgeschichte zu den bekanntesten und umfangreichsten Requiem-Kompositionen. Die Texte sind der Luther-Bibel entnommen und setzen den Schwerpunkt auf den Trost der Lebenden für ihren Verlust und die Hoffnung auf Auferstehung. Marin Alsop gehört inzwischen nicht nur zu den bekanntesten NAXOS-Dirigentinnen sondern hat auch weltweit einen hervorragenden Ruf als Meisterin ihres Fachs. Diese Aufnahme gibt eindrucksvoll die heraus-ragende Zusammenarbeit Alsops mit dem Leipziger MDR Rundfunkchor- und Orchester wieder. Sopranistin Anna Lucia Richter ist Preisträgerin zahlreicher Wettbewerbe und hatte zuletzt großen Erfolg in Aufttritten u.a. mit dem Gürzenich Orchester Köln, dem WDR Rundfunkorchester, und dem HR Frankfurt. "Die Dirigentin, die heute das Baltimore Symphony Orchestra leitet, gab ihr Europa-Debüt 1993 beim Schleswig-Holstein-Festival. Seitdem ist sie hier immer wieder gern unterwegs, vorrangig mit den Werken zeitgenössischer amerikanischer und deutscher Komponisten. Dass ausgerechnet Johannes Brahms auf dem Programm des "Zauber der Musik" steht kommt nicht von ungefähr. Marin Alsop arbeitet gerade an einer Brahms Gesamteinspielung, die demnächst erscheinen wird. Für "Ein deutsches Requiem" hat sie sich für die Ensembles des MDR entschieden" (
The cathedrals and other churches of Great Britain by John Warrack( Book )

40 editions published between 1910 and 2013 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Books recommended": p [vi]
Harold in Italy ; Rob Roy, Le Corsaire : overtures by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek sculpture by John Warrack( Book )

20 editions published between 1910 and 1916 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early romantic masters 2 : Weber, Berlioz, Medelssohn by John Warrack( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portraits of Hector Berlioz by Gunther Braam( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six great composers : Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert Chopin, Verdi by John Warrack( Book )

5 editions published in 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonie no. 3 op. 97 : "Rheinische" ; Ouvertüre "Manfred" : op. 115 by Robert Schumann( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euryanthe by Carl Maria von Weber( Recording )

1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded June and July 1974, Lukaskirche, Dresden; previouly released; digitally remastered
The New Grove early romantic masters( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Oxford dictionary of opera
Alternative Names
John Warrack angol zenei író, zenekritikus, 1928-

John Warrack britisk skribent

John Warrack Brits schrijver

John Warrack brittisk författare

John Warrack English music critic

John Warrack scrittore, critico musicale e oboista inglese

Warrack, John.

Warrack, John 1928-

Warrack, John H. 1928-

Warrack, John Hamilton

Warrack, John Hamilton 1928-

Уоррак, Джон Гамильтон

ウォラック, ジョン

English (307)

German (25)

French (24)

Italian (9)

Chinese (4)

Danish (2)

Czech (1)

Carl Maria von WeberThe Oxford dictionary of operaGerman opera : from the beginnings to WagnerTchaikovsky ballet musicRichard Wagner, Die Meistersinger von NürnbergThe portraits of Hector Berlioz