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Baker, Janet 1933-

Works: 623 works in 2,374 publications in 10 languages and 55,086 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Symphonies  Musical settings  Songs and music  Oratorios  Masses  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Song cycles 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Narrator, Actor, mzs, Other, Editor, a=c, mez
Classifications: M2010, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Janet Baker
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

44 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,168 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
Les Nuits d'été by Hector Berlioz( )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Nuits d'été: Six mélodies pour mezzo-soprano et orchestre, op. 7. Texte: Théophile Gautier / Herminie: Scène lyrique pour soprano et orchestre. Texte: Pierre Vieillard
'Cockaigne' : Cello concerto ; Sea pictures by Edward Elgar( )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 2 in C minor : "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler( )

26 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texts of the vocal portions: Urlicht, from Des Knaben Wunderhorn; Auferstehung by Klopstock
Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Aug. 1939 in the Teatro Reale, Rome
Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

30 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 796 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
La damnation de Faust ; La mort de Cléopâtre by Hector Berlioz( )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in French and English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem, op. 48 [CD] ; Pavane, op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré( )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weihnachts-Oratorium, Teil 1-6, für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, BWV 248
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oratorio after words from the Old Testament, Op. 70
The very best of Janet Baker by Janet Baker( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Janet Baker is one of opera's most legendary voices. This collection showcases some of her very best performances
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini( )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la obra Romeo and Juliet de W. Shakespeare
Giulio Cesare by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 596 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 operas of Benjamin Britten : the complete librettos : illustrated with designs of the first productions by Benjamin Britten( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic festival overture ; Alto rhapsody by Johannes Brahms( )

3 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 8 : "Symphony of a thousand" ; Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler( )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in German and French and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nelson Mass by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

17 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded July 1962 (Haydn), July 1966 (Vivaldi), Chapel of King's College Cambridge
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings, in Latin and English, of Julius Caesar
Mary Stuart by Gaetano Donizetti( )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'enfance du Christ : op. 25 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

21 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in 4 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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