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Shirley-Quirk, John

Works: 1,258 works in 3,591 publications in 8 languages and 43,646 library holdings
Genres: Music  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Oratorios  Drama  Requiems  Symphonies  Operas  Art music  Cantatas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Narrator, Instrumentalist, Author, Vocalist, Other, Artist, Musician, per, bar
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
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Most widely held works by John Shirley-Quirk
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

74 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,072 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
Symphony no. 8 by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

40 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of Mahler's 8th symphony is built around the 4th century Latin hymn Veni, Creator Spiritus (come, spirit of creation). The second part retells the final episode of Goethe's Faust in which the title character finds salvation. This recording also includes the Adagio from Mahler's 10th symphony and is the final installment of the San Francisco Symphony's Mahler cycle
A village Romeo and Juliet by Frederick Delius( )

31 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Village Romeo and Juliet: Lyric Drama in Six Scenes based on the novella Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe by Gottfried Keller
Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

51 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Mann's celebrated tale of unrequited love and death is given a new perspective in Benjamin Britten's final opera, first performed just a year and a half before this Met broadcast. The composer's long-time companion, tenor Peter Pears, reprises his world-premiere portrayal of Gustav von Aschenbach, the elderly and solitary novelist at the center of the story, who tragically falls in love with the beautiful youth Tadzio (played by a dancer). Pears is joined by two other veterans of the opera's world premiere--John Shirley-Quirk, who plays the seven characters that propel Aschenbach to his destiny, and conductor Steuart Bedford
A child of our time by Michael Tippett( Recording )

40 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 757 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
Curlew River by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

44 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curlew River: A Church Parable in One Act, op. 71. Text: William Plomer
Carmina Burana by Carl Orff( )

43 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana
Ivan the Terrible ; Alexander Nevsky by Sergey Prokofiev( )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Russian and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ivan el Terrible" es una de las más refinadas grabaciones de Muti, que no se pueden perder. Tanto en el aspecto coral como en el orquestal, las interpretaciones de "Alexander Nevski" y "The Bells" son francamente estupendas
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Never performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before, and rarely heard in concert at all, the Requiem by Antonín Dvořák captured on this CD from a live concert seems a near-forgotten masterpiece. Dvořák scholar Gervase Hughes cites this work for four soloists, chorus and orchestra as one of the composer's finest sacred creations, 'a deeply moving expression of faith on the part of a composer whose religious conviction never wavered'"--Container
Scenes from Goethe's Faust by Robert Schumann( Recording )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hodie : a Christmas cantata by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Recording )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 4 ; Les espaces du sommeil ; Symphony no. 3 by Witold Lutosławski( Recording )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Nov. 15, 1993 (1st work), and Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 2, 1985 (2nd-3rd works), in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, Calif
A midsummer night's dream : op. 21/op. 61 = Ein Sommernachtstraum = Songe d'une nuit d'été by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy creatures meddle with varying results in the lives of humans wandering in the woods
War requiem : op. 66 ; Sinfonia da requiem : op. 20 ; Ballad of heroes : op. 14 by Benjamin Britten( )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judas MacCabaeus by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

35 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judas Maccabaeus: Oratorium in drei Akten, HWV 63. Text: Thomas Morell
Salute to Percy Grainger by Percy Grainger( Recording )

24 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A composer with an extraordinary ear for sonority, original in his outlook, sometimes misunderstood, now revered, Percy Grainger is one of Australia's most unique sons, and, in the words of Sir Peter Pears, one of its "most independent and single-minded spirits". Many of these recordings, of vocal and chamber orchestra pieces, were made by Decca in 1968 and 1972 and issued, together with a 1927 recording of Grainger playing his Country Gardens and of Peter Pears and Osian Ellis performing Six Dukes wenta-fishin' in two volumes, with the title Salute to Percy Grainger. The title is retained for this anthology and to it is added Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Deutsche Grammophon recording of The Warriors, presenting nearly two hours of some of Grainger's finest utterances in some of their earliest (and best) performances to be captured on record. Ten of these items [CD2: 1-10] make their first appearance on CD. The performers are a Who's Who of great Decca artists. Benjamin Britten and Steuart Bedford share the conducting duties on the Decca recordings, and the vocalists include Sir Peter Pears, Anna Reynolds and John Shirley-Quirk, together with the Ambrosian Singers and the Wandsworth Boys' Choir. The notes are written by celebrities too Sir Peter Pears and Grainger scholar, John Bird and include affectionate reminiscences. Complete song texts are included. "This is an altogether delightful anthology, beautifully played and recorded by these distinguished artists the recording is an extremely good one" Penguin Guide "the enchantments remain will surely give pleasure" Gramophone
Belshazzar's feast by William Walton( )

26 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William stone, Bariton ; Atlanta Symphony orchestra and chorus ; Robert Shaw
The dream of Gerontius by Edward Elgar( Recording )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) BAKER, Janet (mezzo-soprano). (1) MITCHINSON, John (tenor). (1) SHIRLEY-QUIRK, John (bass-baritone). (1) CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS. (1) CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. (1) RATTLE, Simon (conductor)
The seasons by Joseph Haydn( )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heather Harper, soprano; Ryland Davies, tenor; John Shirley-Quirk, bass; B.B.C. Chorus and Symphony Orchestra; Colin Davis, conductor
The light of life by Edward Elgar( )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This CD is part of an edition released to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth, which presents all the major orchestral, choral, chamber and stage works, as well as many lesser pieces and rarities in interpretations by the 20th century's finest Elgarians
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John Shirley-Quirk britischer Bass-Bariton

John Shirley-Quirk Brits zanger (1931-2014)

John Shirley-Quirk cantante lirico inglese

John Shirley-Quirk chanteur britannique (baryton-basse)

John Shirley-Quirk English bass-baritone

Quirk, James Shirley-.

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Quirk, John Shirley- 1931-

Quirk John Shirley- 1931-2014

Quirk, Shirley 1931-2014

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