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Monteverdi Choir

Overview
Works: 2,323 works in 5,694 publications in 9 languages and 83,049 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Operas  Oratorios  Live sound recordings  Music  Drama  Masses  Requiems  Symphonies  Musical settings 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Other, Musician, Vocalist, cor, Actor, cho, Contributor, ens
Classifications: M2010, 782.23
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Most widely held works about Monteverdi Choir
 
Most widely held works by Monteverdi Choir
Cantatas = Kantaten = Cantates : BWV 32-34 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

80 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,929 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 )

51 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at St. Lukes in London, a live recording of the soaring Mass in B Minor performed with the never-mailed-in performance by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by John Eliot Gardiner during the course of their wildly successful 2014 European tour
St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

38 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,180 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
Solomon by Georg Friedrich Händel( Recording )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recording of an historically accurate performance in English, which took place at the UNESCO World Heritage Site - the abbey at Monastery Maulbronn (Germany) - by Michael Chance, Nancy Argenta, Laurie Reviol, Julian Podger, Steffen Balbach. The abbey, founded by Cistercian monks in the year 1147, is the only completely conserved mediaeval complex north of the Alps
Messe solennelle by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messe solennelle pour soli, choeur et orchestre, op.posth
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

24 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rinaldo Alessandrini conducts one of Claudio Monteverdi's works, a piece that is considered as one of the earliest works recognized as an opera
Missa solemnis : op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Messe zeigte Beethoven auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Schaffenskraft und Helmuth Rilling, dem Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, der Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart und dem herausragenden Solistenquartett gelang eine weltweit beachtete Referenzeinspielung dieses großartigen Meisterwerks, die nun in einer neuen Auflage als edle Sammleredition vorliegt
St. Matthew Passion = Matthäus-Passion = Passion selon St. Matthieu : BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( Recording )

41 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 760 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." -- Jbhifi.com.au
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

39 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel's Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel's own 18th-century productions. A perennial favorite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik's Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year
Ein Deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms( )

25 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brahms's Requiem, completed in 1868, draws on the legacy of his forerunners, Heinrich Schütz and Johann Sebastian Bach. In setting texts from the German Bible, it deliberately departs from the models of the Catholic liturgy and imposes a sorrowing yet consolatory meditation on death and the Last Judgment, in the manner of a poignant and grandiose cradle song for the dead
Vespro della Beata Vergine = Vespers of the Blessed Virgin = Marien-Vesper by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

49 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes by John Eliot Gardiner, and Latin text with English translation (31 p. : ill., port.) inserted in container
Die lustige Witwe = The merry widow = La veuve joyeuse by Franz Lehár( Recording )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in German and English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idomeneo : K. 366 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera, in three acts
Iphigénie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

42 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gluck's deeply moving masterpiece returned to the Met in 2007 after an absence of 90 years, featuring an all-star cast vibrantly conducted by Louis Langrée in his company debut. Oreste, sung by the incomparable Plácido Domingo, is hounded by the furies for murdering his mother. He has been shipwrecked on Tauris where he and his friend Pylade (Paul Groves) are condemned to die at the hands of the priestess Iphigénie (Susan Graham). At the sacrificial altar Oreste and Iphigénie suddenly realize they are brother and sister--and face slaughter by the angry king Thoas (William Shimell)
9 symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

19 editions published in 1994 in 4 languages and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies, . n 1,. op. 21,. do majeur. Beethoven, Ludwig van
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and French and held by 572 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
Hercules by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

41 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recorded [Aug. 9-14, St. John's Smith Square, London] in collaboration with West German Radio (WDR), Cologne, on the occasion of the 1982 Göttingen Handel Festival"--Container
Christmas in Venice by Monteverdi Choir( )

14 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny boy : songs and dancing ballads by Percy Grainger( Recording )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Choeur Monteverdi de Londres

Coro Monteverdi

Coro Monteverdi London

Monteverdi Choir

Monteverdi Choir choir founded in 1964 by John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir von Sir John Eliot Gardiner gegründeter Chor

Monteverdi Chorus

Monteverdi chorus Londres

Monteverdi Kórus.

The Monteverdi Choir

The Monteverdi Chor

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モンテヴェルディ合唱団

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