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Shirley-Quirk, John

Works: 1,673 works in 4,408 publications in 7 languages and 44,966 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Oratorios  Live sound recordings  Music  Musical settings  Symphonies  Requiems  Songs  Drama  Operas 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Narrator, Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Other, br=, Author, b=b, Artist, Musician, br-, Actor, bar
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
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Most widely held works by John Shirley-Quirk
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

75 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 980 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
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

December 1791, the final Requiem: Tired by his many voyages around Europe ever since he had been rejected in Vienna, Mozart could not find the strength to honour his promise to compose a Requiem in record time for the person who had commissioned it. He was in fact to be struck down by illness during its composition and it was his pupil Süssmayr who finished the work according to his instructions. This version remains the most convincing, for the presence and grandeur of Mozart are present everywhere - in the baroque imagination and the classical style, in the universal unrest and the sheer terror of a man alone in the face of Death
Symphony no. 8 by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

48 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mahlers 8. Sinfonie ist ein wahrhaft episches Werk, das einen enormen Chor, ein riesiges Orchester, nicht weniger als 8 Solisten und zusätzliche Blechbläser hinter dem Podium verlangt. Nicht von ungefähr, aber ohne Mahlers Zustimmung, wurde sie daher als "Sinfonie der Tausend" bezeichnet. Die Uraufführung 1910 in München war ein triumphaler Erfolg, gleichzeitig war es das letzte Dirigat Mahlers in Europa, 8 Monate später starb er. Die 8. Sinfonie ist in 2 deutlich voneinander abgesetzte Sätze geteilt und spannt den Bogen vom Pfingsthymnus Veni creator spiritus bis zur Schlussszene aus dem 2. Teil von Goethes Faust. - Die Londoner St. Paul's Cathedral bildete im letzten Jahr den spektakulären Rahmen für eine eindrucksvolle Aufführung der Sinfonie der Tausend mit Valery Gergiev und dem London Symphony Orchestra. Sie wird auf dieser preiswerten CD in SACD-Qualität nacherlebbar. Breite Empfehlung
A child of our time by Michael Tippett( Recording )

48 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 786 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
A village Romeo and Juliet by Frederick Delius( )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 749 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
Ivan the Terrible ; Alexander Nevsky by Sergey Prokofiev( )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 727 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
Curlew River by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

39 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curlew River: A Church Parable in One Act, op. 71. Text: William Plomer
Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

55 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 649 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
Roméo et Juliette by Hector Berlioz( )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roméo et Juliette: Symphonie dramatique avec choeurs, solos de chant et prologue en récitatif choral, op. 17. Texte: Emile Deschamps
Chorus music by Arnold Schönberg( Recording )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 545 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
Vespro della Beata Vergine : 1610 by Claudio Monteverdi( )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vesperae Beatae Mariae Virginis: Vespro della Beata Vergine da concerto composta sopra canti fermi
War requiem : op. 66 ; Sinfonia da requiem : op. 20 ; Ballad of heroes : op. 14 by Benjamin Britten( )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judas Maccabeus : (1746) by George Frideric Handel( )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salute to Percy Grainger by Percy Grainger( )

28 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 492 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
Judas MacCabaeus by George Frideric Handel( )

34 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judas Maccabaeus: Oratorium in drei Akten, HWV 63. Text: Thomas Morell
The holy sonnets of John Donne ; Songs and proverbs of William Blake ; Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Jakobsleiter : (Fragment) ; Chamber symphony : no. 1, op. 9 ; Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene : op. 34 by Arnold Schoenberg( )

9 editions published in 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five Tudor portraits ; Five variants of Dives and Lazarus by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The light of life by Edward Elgar( )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 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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