WorldCat Identities

Varcoe, Stephen

Works: 970 works in 2,530 publications in 7 languages and 33,432 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Masses  Music  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Oratorios  Sacred music  Concertos  Interviews 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Actor, Author, Conductor, Vocalist, Other, Musician
Classifications: M2010, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Varcoe
Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

51 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Sept. 1989, St. John's, Smith Square, London
Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conductor Helmuth Rilling has won both fan and critical acclaim for his interpretations of Bach's works. Now the Bach expert is joined by the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart and a cast of talented young soloists for dynamic recording of Bach's Mass in B Minor
St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Layton leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and his own superb choral ensemble, Polyphony, in a powerful performance of Bach's most dramatic masterpiece, the St. John Passion. Joined by a starry team of soloists, Layton directs a particularly vivid account of the work, the excitement of the narrative drama contrasting with heartbreaking moments of reflection
Requiem and other choral music by Gabriel Fauré( Recording )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( Recording )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'The Fairy Queen,' two artistic geniuses met. The scenario is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; the music is by Henry Purcell, the greatest English composer of his day. The result is one of the first great operas, a dazzling display of music and emotion that has lost none of its power since its premiere in 1692. Much of the music has come to have a life beyond the opera itself: songs such as "The Plaint," "Thrice Happy Lovers" and "Hark! The Echoing air" now regularly grace the concert hall stage, a delight for singers and audiences alike. This studio recording was made with Australia's pre-eminent independent opera company, Pinchgut Opera, in 2003, and is re-released here in deluxe packaging. The cast features the finest Australian singers (Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell and Paul McMahon to name but three) under the direction of Baroque specialist Antony Walker. The period instruments of the Orchestra of the Antipodes provide accompaniment of vibrant colour and immediacy." --
Solomon by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS. GARDINER, John Eliot (conductor). MONTEVERDI CHOIR. WATKINSON, Carolyn (mezzo-soprano). ARGENTA, Nancy (soprano). HENDRICKS, Barbara (soprano). RODGERS, Joan (soprano). JONES, Della (mezzo-soprano). ROLFE JOHNSON, Anthony (tenor). VARCOE, Stephen (bass)
The works of Arnold Schoenberg by Arnold Schoenberg( )

5 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SYNOPSIS: In order to cure her unhappiness, Dido, queen of Carthage, marries the Trojan prince, Aeneas, who is madly in love with her. While Dido and Aeneas are out hunting, an evil Sorceress and her assistants plot the destruction of Dido and Carthage. Soon, an evil witch disguised as the God Mercury stops Aeneas. She tells him that he must abandon Carthage and found a new Troy on Latin soil. While Aeneas hates the thought of leaving Dido, he cannot refuse a god's command. In the end, Aeneas decides to defy the god's command and stay with Dido. Nevertheless, Dido refuses to stay with a lover who even considered leaving her and soon dies
Israel in Egypt by George Frideric Handel( )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in Italian and German and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taped at La Monnaie in Brussels in May 1998, this production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo has become an operatic classic in a few short years. Choreographer/director Trisha Brown, conductor René Jacobs, and designer Roland Aeschlimann have created an ideal fusion of words, action, sight, and sound, one that never lets the viewer down and manages to tell the story in an elegant, unusual, and ultimately intensely moving manner
Schubert in 1815 by Franz Schubert( Recording )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the third and last of three recitals in the series devoted exclusively to the songs of 1816. First two recitals are represented by vols. 17 and 23 of the series
Symphoniae sacrae : op. 10 by Heinrich Schütz( )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi( Recording )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in Latin and English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telarc: Cd-80105
Sir John in love by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The John Rutter Christmas album by Cambridge Singers( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If there were dreams to sell : English orchestral songs = Englische Orchesterlieder = Chansons anglaises avec orchestre by Stephen Varcoe( )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 13-14 and May 22, 1989, at St. Jude's Church, Central Square, London
Te Deum, Hob. XXIIIc:1 ; Paukenmesse ; Incidental music to Alfred, König der Angelsachsen ; Te Deum, Hob. XXIIIc:2 by Joseph Haydn( )

6 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass no. 12 : "Theresienmesse" ; Mass no. 7 : "Kleine Orgelmesse" by Joseph Haydn( )

3 editions published in 1996 in Latin and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harmoniemesse ; Salve Regina in E by Joseph Haydn( )

6 editions published in 1997 in Latin and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works for chorus and orchestra by Percy Grainger( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and French and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stephen Varcoe Brits zanger

Stephen Varcoe englischer klassischer Sänger

Stephen Varcoe English bass-baritone

Varcoe, Christopher Stephen.

Varcoe, Christopher Stephen 1949-

Varcoe, S.

Varcoe, S. 1949-

Varcoe, S. (Stephen)

English (96)

German (83)

Latin (37)

Italian (7)

French (1)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)