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Shirley-Quirk, John

Works: 1,323 works in 3,695 publications in 7 languages and 45,841 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Oratorios  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Symphonies  Songs  Operas  Music  Requiems  Drama 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Narrator, Instrumentalist, Author, Vocalist, Other, Artist, Musician, bar
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
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Most widely held works by John Shirley-Quirk
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

77 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,083 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
Symphony no. 8 by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

42 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of Mahler's 8th symphony is built around the 4th century Latin hymn Veni, Creator Spiritus (come, spirit of creation). The second part retells the final episode of Goethe's Faust in which the title character finds salvation. This recording also includes the Adagio from Mahler's 10th symphony and is the final installment of the San Francisco Symphony's Mahler cycle
A village Romeo and Juliet by Frederick Delius( )

32 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 862 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
Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

51 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 834 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
Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in Latin and German and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ATMA Classique is reissuing one of Les Violons du Roy's seminal discs: the orchestra's recording of Mozart's Requiem as revised and completed by Robert D. Levin. The soloists are Karina Gauvin, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, John Tessier, and Nathan Berg. Bernard Labadie conducts Les Violons du Roy and the choir of La Chapelle de Québec. This recording was originally released on the Dorian label in 2002, and won the JUNO Award for Best Classical Album of the year in the vocal or choral performance category. This recording of Mozart's Requiem is especially poignant, as it was made in Troy, NewYork in the week following the September 11 attacks in 2001.The recording captures the emotion and immediacy of that special performance, which was later featured on CBC Television's Opening Night. The Globe & Mail wrote about "an appreciation of the transcendent aspects of the Requiem as a work of art that is about death, survival and the possibility of an afterlife. There is the magnificence of the music, so often used to solemnly mark terrible tragedy and bring solace."
Carmina burana by Carl Orff( )

42 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana
A child of our time by Michael Tippett( Recording )

40 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 762 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
Curlew River by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

40 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curlew River: A Church Parable in One Act, op. 71. Text: William Plomer
Ivan the Terrible ; Alexander Nevsky by Sergey Prokofiev( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 669 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
The holy sonnets of John Donne ; Songs and proverbs of William Blake ; Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

13 editions published between 1965 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roméo et Juliette by Hector Berlioz( )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roméo et Juliette: Symphonie dramatique avec choeurs, solos de chant et prologue en récitatif choral, op. 17. Texte: Emile Deschamps
Symphony no. 4 ; Les espaces du sommeil ; Symphony no. 3 by Witold Lutosławski( Recording )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 525 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
Hodie : a Christmas cantata by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Recording )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes from Goethe's Faust by Robert Schumann( Recording )

21 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vespro della Beata Vergine : 1610 by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

21 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in 5 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) GOMEZ, Jill (soprano). (1) PALMER, Felicity (soprano). (1) BOWMAN, James (counter-tenor). (1) TEAR, Robert (tenor). (1) LANGRIDGE, Philip (tenor). (1) SHIRLEY-QUIRK, John (baritone). (1) RIPPON, Michael (bass). (1) MONTEVERDI CHOIR. (1) MONTEVERDI ORCHESTRA. (1) SALISBURY CATHEDRAL BOYS' CHOIR. (1) PHILIP JONES BRASS ENSEMBLE. (1) DAVID MUNROW RECORDER ENSEMBLE. (1) GARDNER, John Eliot (conductor)
The light of life by Edward Elgar( )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 490 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
Judas Maccabeus : (1746) by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem : op. 66 ; Sinfonia da requiem : op. 20 ; Ballad of heroes : op. 14 by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of opera's most original Shakespeare adaptations comes to live in this broadcast with James Conlon conducting a youthful ensemble cast of rising stars, led by Iestyn Davies and Kathleen Kim as Oberon and Tytania, King and Queen of the fairies. The quartet of lovers is portrayed by Elizabeth DeShong (Hermia), Joseph Kaiser (Lysander), Erin Wall (Helena), and Michael Todd Simpson (Demetrius). Matthew Rose sings the donkey-headed Bottom and Riley Costello is the mischievous Puck
Judas MacCabaeus by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

34 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 14-22, 1992
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John Shirley‐Quirk

John Shirley-Quirk angielski śpiewak operowy

John Shirley-Quirk britischer Bass-Bariton

John Shirley-Quirk Brits zanger (1931-2014)

John Shirley-Quirk cantante lirico inglese

John Shirley-Quirk chanteur britannique (baryton-basse)

John Shirley-Quirk English bass-baritone

Quirk, James Shirley-.

Quirk, John Shirley.

Quirk, John Shirley- 1931-

Quirk John Shirley- 1931-2014

Quirk, Shirley 1931-2014

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Shirley Quirk, John 1931-2014

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