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Walker, Sarah 1943-

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Works: 328 works in 1,011 publications in 8 languages and 17,209 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Musical settings  Symphonies  Requiems  Chamber operas  Excerpts  Oratorios  Ballad operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, Other, mez, Musician, Actor, Editor
Classifications: M1500.V48, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Sarah Walker
 
Most widely held works by Sarah Walker
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small fishing community on the east coast of England, the story of conflict between an individual and a society that sees him as an outsider
La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi( )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

43 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A studio performance of one of Handel's best known operas by the English National Opera. The Opera, a tale of love and power based on Shakespeare's play, was first performed in 1724 at the Haymarket Theatre in London using castrati singers in the heroes roles. This lavish production follows modern practice in using women in these parts, and in particular, Dame Janet Baker creates the virtuoso role of Julius Caesar
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis ACT I: Anne Trulove is in the garden of her father's country house with her suitor, Tom Rakewell, admiring the springtime. Sending Anne into the house, her father, Trulove, tells Tom he has arranged an accountant's job for him in the city. Tom declines the offer and the older man leaves. A stranger enters as Tom declares his determination to live by his wits and enjoy life. When he says "I wish I had money," the stranger introduces himself as Nick Shadow, "at your service." Shadow tells Tom that a forgotten rich uncle has died, leaving the young man a fortune. Anne and Trulove return to hear the news, the latter urging Tom to accompany Shadow to London to settle the estate. As Tom leaves, promising to send for Anne as soon as everything is arranged, Shadow turns to the audience to announce, "the Progress of a Rake begins." At a brothel in the city, whores entertain a group of "roaring boys," dissolute young playboys; together they toast Venus and Mars. Shadow coaxes Tom to recite for the madam, Mother Goose, the catechism he has taught him: to follow nature rather than doctrine, to seek beauty (which is perishable) and pleasure (which means different things to different people). Tom refuses, however, to define love. Turning back the clocks when he sees Tom restless to escape, Shadow commends him to the pursuit of hedonism with these companions. Tom responds with ruminations of love. When the whores offer to console him, Mother Goose claims him for herself and leads him off. As evening falls, Anne leaves her father's house, determined to find Tom, since she has heard nothing from him. ACT II: Tom, who is in the morning room of his house in the city, is beginning to tire of city pleasures and no longer dares to think of Anne. When he says "I wish I were happy," Shadow appears, showing a poster for Baba the Turk, a bearded lady whom he urges Tom to marry, because only when one is obligated to neither passion nor reason can one be truly free. Amused by the idea, Tom gets ready to go out. Anne approaches Tom's house but is hesitant to knock. As darkness falls, she sees servants enter with strangely shaped packages. A conveyance arrives and Tom steps out. Startled to see Anne, he says she must forget him, he cannot go back to her. Baba calls out from the sedan, whereupon Tom admits to the astonished Anne that he is married. Hurried along by Baba's impatient remarks, Anne faces the bitter realities, while Tom repeats that it is too late to turn back. As Tom helps Baba from the sedan, a curious crowd gathers. Anne hurriedly leaves. In his morning room, Tom sits sulking amid Baba's curios as she chatters about the origin of each. When he refuses to respond to her affection, she complains bitterly. Tom silences her and she remains motionless as Tom falls asleep. Shadow wheels in a strange contraption, and when Tom awakens, saying "Oh I wish it were true," the machine turns out to be his dream: an invention for making stones into bread. Seeing it as a means of redemption for his misdeeds, Tom wonders whether he might again deserve Anne. Shadow points out the device's usefulness in gulling potential investors. ACT III: On a spring afternoon, the same scene (including the stationary Baba) is set for an auction. Customers examine the various objects: Tom's business venture has ended in ruin. Amid rumors as to what has become of Tom, Anne enters in search of him. An auctioneer, Sellem, begins to hawk various objects -- including Baba, who resumes her chatter after the crowd bids to purchase her. Indignant at finding her belongings up for sale, she tries to order everyone out. She draws Anne aside, saying the girl should try to save Tom, who still loves her. Anne, hearing Tom and Shadow singing in the street, runs out. Shadow leads Tom to a graveyard with a freshly dug grave, where he reminds the young man that a year and a day have passed since he promised to serve him: now the servant claims his wage. Tom must end his life by any means he chooses before the stroke of twelve. Suddenly, Shadow offers a reprieve: they will gamble for Tom's soul. When Tom, placing his trust in the Queen of Hearts, calls upon Anne, and her voice is heard, Shadow realizes he has lost. In retaliation, he condemns Tom to insanity. As Shadow disappears and dawn rises, Tom -- gone mad -- imagines himself Adonis, waiting for Venus. In an insane asylum, Tom declares Venus will visit him, whereupon fellow inmates mock the idea. The Keeper admits Anne. Believing her to be Venus, Tom confesses his sins: "I hunted the shadows, disdaining thy true love." Briefly they imagine timeless love in Elysium. With his head upon her breast, Tom asks her to sing him to sleep. As she does, her voice moves the other inmates. Trulove comes to fetch his daughter, who bids the sleeping Tom farewell. When he wakens to find her gone, he cries out for Venus as the inmates sing "Mourn for Adonis." EPILOGUE: The principals gather to tell the moral that each finds in the story. Anne warns that not every man can hope for someone like her to save him; Baba warns that all men are mad; Tom warns against self-delusion, to Trulove's agreement; Shadow mourns his role as man's alter ego; and all concur that the devil finds work for idle hands
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings, in Latin and English, of Julius Caesar
Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Recording )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When young, innocent Tatiana (Karita Mattila) meets the handsome Eugene Onegin (Thomas Hampson), she falls in love almost immediately. In one of Russian opera's most memorable solo scenes, she pours out her heart in a passionate letter to Onegin--only to be coldly rejected. When the two meet again several years later, Tatiana has become the elegant wife of wealthy Prince Gremin (James Morris), and it is Onegin's turn to beg for her love. Piotr Beczala is Onegin's unlucky friend, Lenski
The beggar's opera by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded [in London?], Apr. 21-25, 1991
Ode an die freiheit = Ode to freedom : Symphonie No. 9, op. 125 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

6 editions published in 1990 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125 : Choral by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child of our time by Michael Tippett( )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1938 assassination of a German diplomat in Paris by Jewish refugee Herschel Grynszpan, which led to Germany's Kristallnacht
Gloriana by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The opera traces the downfall of the Earl of Essex who, presuming upon his privilege as the Queen's favourite, forces a tragedy upon them both. Elizabeth I never forgot that she was the Queen and that, as a woman, she had to show that she could rule with no less authority than a man; so she felt compelled to sentence Essex to death when he failed her and engangered her country."--back cover
Dreams and fancies : favourite songs in English by Sarah Walker( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded July 30-Aug. 1, 1990, St. Paul's Church, New Southgate, London
King Priam by Michael Tippett( Visual )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Tippett's retelling of the Homeric legend of Troy, centering on the character of King Priam
Folksong arrangements by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

7 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faust by Charles Gounod( )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Afghan guerrillas in 1986-1987, including a discussion between the author and Col. Danis Turlais, Commander of the Latvian Defence Forces, who served in the Soviet Army Headquarters in Kabul
Lieder by Robert Schumann( )

5 editions published in 1982 in German and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schubert Lieder by Franz Schubert( )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in German and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Nov. 14, 1927 (works 1-4), Nov. 7, 1932 (works 5-7), Nov. 29, 1933 (works 8-9), Sept. 7, 1936 (works 10-14), Nov. 26, 1936 (works 15-18), March 10, 1937 (works 19-23), Nov. 29, 1937 (works 24-26), Sept. 20, 1937 (27th work), and Sept. 26, 1945 (work 28)
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in Latin and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ATMA Classique is reissuing one of Les Violons du Roy's seminal discs: the orchestra's recording of Mozart's Requiem as revised and completed by Robert D. Levin. The soloists are Karina Gauvin, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, John Tessier, and Nathan Berg. Bernard Labadie conducts Les Violons du Roy and the choir of La Chapelle de Québec. This recording was originally released on the Dorian label in 2002, and won the JUNO Award for Best Classical Album of the year in the vocal or choral performance category. This recording of Mozart's Requiem is especially poignant, as it was made in Troy, NewYork in the week following the September 11 attacks in 2001.The recording captures the emotion and immediacy of that special performance, which was later featured on CBC Television's Opening Night. The Globe & Mail wrote about "an appreciation of the transcendent aspects of the Requiem as a work of art that is about death, survival and the possibility of an afterlife. There is the magnificence of the music, so often used to solemnly mark terrible tragedy and bring solace."
Love the magician ; Nights in the gardens of Spain ; Interlude and dance by Manuel de Falla( )

3 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chamber music by Claude Debussy( )

3 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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