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Baker, Janet 1933-

Works: 384 works in 613 publications in 6 languages and 31,017 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Music  Masses  Operas  Live sound recordings  Librettos  Television adaptations  Televised operas  Diaries 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Narrator, Vocalist, Actor
Classifications: M2010, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Janet Baker
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Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

4 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in English and held by 1,053 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
Cello concerto in E minor, op. 85 ; Sea pictures by Edward Elgar( )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and held by 885 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
Christmas oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in German and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oratorio after words from the Old Testament, Op.70
The operas of Benjamin Britten : the complete librettos : illustrated with designs of the first productions by Benjamin Britten( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La damnation de Faust La mort de Cléopâtre by Hector Berlioz( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in French and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in Latin and held by 575 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
Symphony no. 2 in C minor Resurrection by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) CUNDARI, Emilia (soprano). (1) FORRESTER, Maureen 1contralto). (1) WESTMINSTER COLLEGE CHOIR. (1) NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. (1) WALTER, Bruno (conductor)
The very best of Janet Baker by Janet Baker( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dame Janet Baker is one of opera's most legendary voices. This collection showcases some of her very best performances
Lieder by Franz Schubert( )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in German and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RCA Victor chorale of men's voices ; Robert Shaw, con ; Frank Glazer, piano
Academic festival overture Alto rhapsody by Johannes Brahms( )

2 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in German and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein feste burg ist inser gott; Gott, det herr, ist sonn' und schild; South German Madrigal Choir and Consortium Musicum; Wolfgang Connenwein conductor
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in Italian and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera based on the Greek myth, Orpheus and Eurydice. Despondent at the the death of Euridice, Orfeo descends into the underworld to fetch her. The condition of her return is that he may not look at her until they are back on earth
La clemenza di Tito K. 621 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in Italian and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under James Levine's persuasive and loving leadership, this first-rate cast demonstrates Mozart's late opera crackles with passion and drama. The Roman emperor Tito (Kenneth Riegel) is besieged by death plots, a massive fire in Rome, and his best friend's betrayal. The young Roman patrician Sesto, sung by Tatiana Troyanos in one of her greatest performances, is besotted by the vengeful and manipulative Vitellia (Elizabeth Connell). An enchanting Gail Robinson is Servilia, Sesto's sister, who is desired by the emperor himself but in love with another man
I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini( )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Italian and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la obra Romeo and Juliet de W. Shakespeare
Hodie a Christmas cantata by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Recording )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of English song by Janet Baker( )

5 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hyperion Schubert edition by Franz Schubert( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in German and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julius Caesar by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 275 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
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