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Monteverdi Choir

Overview
Works: 1,933 works in 4,678 publications in 9 languages and 76,171 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Oratorios  Operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Masses  Requiems  Symphonies  Music  Musical settings 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Musician, Other, Vocalist, cho, ens
Classifications: M2010, 782.23
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Most widely held works about Monteverdi Choir
 
Most widely held works by Monteverdi Choir
Cantatas [BWV 161, 170, 177] by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

89 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,644 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 )

48 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,446 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 )

33 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,122 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 Haendel( Recording )

33 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salomo: Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 67. Text: Autor unbekannt
Messe solennelle by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messe solennelle pour soli, choeur et orchestre, op.posth
St. Matthew Passion = Matthäus-Passion = Passion selon St. Matthieu : BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This stunning new live recording of Bach's St. Matthew Passion was recorded in Pisa Cathedral during the Anima Mundi Festival as part of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra's 2016 tour. Conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the brilliant cast includes James Gilchrist as the Evangelist and Stephan Loges as Jesus. The Trinity Boys Choir adds an exciting color to this recording as well
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

17 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 765 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 )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( Recording )

38 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 733 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
Magnificat, BWV 243 ; Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen : cantata, BWV 51 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Messiah by Georg Friedrich Händel( Recording )

39 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 698 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( )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paavo Jarvi celebrates the eightieth birthday of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony in Orchestra in a recording of Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem that includes Natalie Dessay and Ludovic Tezier
Vespro della Beata Vergine = Vespers of the Blessed Virgin = Marien-Vesper by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

43 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes by John Eliot Gardiner, and Latin text with English translation (31 p. : ill., port.) inserted in container
Idomeneo : K. 366 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera, in three acts
9 symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

17 editions published in 1994 in 4 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies, . n 1,. op. 21,. do majeur. Beethoven, Ludwig van
Die lustige Witwe = The merry widow = La veuve joyeuse by Franz Lehár( Recording )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in German and English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigénie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 610 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)
Santiago a cappella by Monteverdi Choir( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress by Igor Stravinski( Recording )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and French and held by 545 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
Christmas with the stars by Philippe Rombi( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful Christmas carols sung by Natalie Cole, Ray Charles, Placido Domingo, Enya, Kiri Te Kanawa, Jose Carreras, and more
 
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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 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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