WorldCat Identities

Baker, Janet 1933-

Works: 546 works in 2,534 publications in 11 languages and 55,572 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Musical settings  Symphonies  Oratorios  Live sound recordings  Songs and music  Masses  Song cycles  Excerpts 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Vocalist, Narrator, Actor, Other, Proofreader, Editor, Musician
Classifications: M2010, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Janet Baker
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

43 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,180 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
'Cockaigne' : Cello concerto ; Sea pictures by Edward Elgar( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem ; Pavane by Gabriel Fauré( )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Latin and No Linguistic content and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

31 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 789 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 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Janet Baker is one of opera's most legendary voices. This collection showcases some of her very best performances
Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

46 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So einzigartig wie die formale Gestaltung des Werks, so extrem sind die Anforderungen an seine Interpreten: Es bedarf zweier gestandener Liedsänger, die im Zusammenwirken mit dem riesigen Orchesterapparat ebenso als Solisten hervortreten, wie sie sich als konzertierende Stimmen in das symphonische Gefüge mit einzuordnen vermögen. Es bedarf eines ausgezeichneten, bestens aufeinander abgestimmten Klangkörpers, und natürlich einer Dirigentenpersönlichkeit, die für Zusammenhalt sorgt und der Großform Geist und Beseeltheit verleiht. Alle diese Parameter fügten sich bei Konzerten zusammen, die am 25. und 26. Januar 2018 im Herkulessaal der Münchener Residenz aufgezeichnet wurden und nun bereits als CD bei BR Klassik veröffentlicht werden
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini( )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la obra Romeo and Juliet de W. Shakespeare
The operas of Benjamin Britten : the complete librettos : illustrated with designs of the first productions by Benjamin Britten( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic festival overture ; Alto rhapsody by Johannes Brahms( )

3 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cello concerto ; Sea pictures by Edward Elgar( Recording )

23 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esta es, verdaderamente, la grabación más fina del atractivo y elegíaco Cello Concerto de Elgar. Se tiene en alta estima, casi irracional, en el Reino Unido, en gran parte debido a el afecto universal para Jacqueline Du Pré, la esposa de Daniel Barenboim, cuya temprana muerte de esclerosis múltiple cortó lo que hubiera sido una carrera estelar. Este disco es igualmente significativo por la magnífica interpretación, por parte de Dame Janet Baker, de los "Sea pictures", el único ciclo orquestral de canciones del compositor
Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in ancient Egypt depicting the political struggles between Ptolemy and Cleopatra. Through Caesar's intervention Cleopatra is eventually victorious, becoming Queen of Egypt, and together, amid general rejoicing they proclaim their eternal love
The Nelson Mass by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

17 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

38 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings, in Latin and English, of Julius Caesar
Gurrelieder ; Suite for string orchestra by Arnold Schoenberg( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ariodante by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

36 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this complete recording of Ariodante, Alan Curtis, a supreme Handelian conductor and scholar, joins forces with glorious mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato for a dazzling performance of one of Handel's most inspired operas
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