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McCarthy, John 1919-2009

Works: 895 works in 2,134 publications in 5 languages and 11,979 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Operas  Oratorios  Drama  Live sound recordings  Excerpts  Music  Songs  Film adaptations  Filmed operas 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Other, Arranger, Author, Director, Instrumentalist, Translator, Editor
Classifications: M2000, 782.1
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Most widely held works by John McCarthy
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and German and held by 881 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
Semele by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

25 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EMI: Cdh 7 61052 2
Orfeo by Ferdinando Bertoni( )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orfeo ed Euridice: Azione teatrale in tre atti. Libretto: Ranieri de Calzabigi
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 258 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
The Rossini tenor by Gioacchino Rossini( )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

5 masses by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina( )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rigoletto : Opera in three acts] by Giuseppe Verdi( )

2 editions published in 1996 in Italian and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Gregorian chant by England) Carmelite Priory (London( )

7 editions published between 1961 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi arias by Giuseppe Verdi( )

2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Julie classic Broadway by Julie Andrews( Recording )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. On a clear day 2. A cock-eyed optimist 3. Hello, young lovers 4. Here I'll stay 5. My fair lady suite: Overture / Wouldn't it be loverly / Let a woman / Just you wait / Poor Professor Higgins / The rain in Spain / You did it / Show me / I could have danced all night / I've grown accustomed to his face 6. Getting to know you 7. Living in shadows 8. Bewitched 9. I have dreamed 10. My funny Valentine 11. Camelot suite: Camelot / The simple joys of maidenhood / How to handle a woman / If ever I would leave you / What the simple folks do / I loved you once in silence / Guinevere / Camelot 12. Crazy world 13. If I loved you 14. Edelweiss 15. The sound of music
Two masses by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina( )

3 editions published in 1964 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregorian chant by Catholic Church( Recording )

22 editions published between 1961 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of pirates who can't seem to make piracy pay, fall in love with the ten daughters of a major-general. Includes an introduction by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and a concluding section showing behind-the-scenes aspects of the production, interviews with the producer, performers and stage producer, and views of the area in Cornwall surrounding Penzance
Symphony no. 2, in C, op. 14 (To October) ; Symphony no. 3, in E-flat, op. 20 (May Day) by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Recording )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

H.M.S. Pinafore by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the captain and crew of the H.M.S. Pinafore, and First Sea Lord Sir Joseph Porter, who loves the captain's daughter, Josephine--who loves Ralph the Boatswain. Through a strange twist, Ralph and the captain end up exchanging places, and all ends happily
The mikado by Arthur Sullivan( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irrepressible Eric Idle (Monty Python's Flying Circus) teams up with the English National Opera in this hilarious performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved comic opera, The Mikado. This rollicking version of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular tale relocates the action from ancient Japan to a 1920s English seaside resort. Here the rule of the Mikado is absolute--and often prone to whimsy. Ko-Ko (Eric Idle) is sentenced to death for the crime of flirting, but in a strange turn of events is instead named "Lord High Executioner." A delightful farce ensues as Ko-Ko can't behead anyone without first cutting off his own head. But by the second act, the Mikado demands an execution and Ko-Ko must delicately sing and dance his way around a messy situation involving the Mikado's son and his secret love Yum Yum
Le prophète by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Recording )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meyerbeer's grand operas once ruled the operatic world, but they're rarities today. With this performance the Met pulled out all the stops to show modern audiences what all the fuss was about. James McCracken is Jean of Lyden, a simple innkeeper who is proclaimed the Prophet and who leads a religious uprising in medieval Holland. During the turmoil he denounces his mother, Fidès (Marilyn Horne at her spectacular best), and his fiancé, Berthe (a passionate Renata Scotto), turns on him. The opera ends catastrophically but is filled with colorful music
Un giorno di regno by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un giorno di regno: Melodramma giocoso in due atti. Libretto: Felice Romani
Broadway : here I'll stay by Julie Andrews( Recording )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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John (direttore di coro) McCarthy 1919-2009

Mac Carthy, John.

Mac Carthy John 1919-2009

MacCarthy, Eugene Patrick John 1919-2009

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MacCarthy John 1919-2009

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Mc Carthy, John.

Mc Carthy John 1919-2009

McCarthy, Eugene Patrick John.

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Italian (45)

English (44)

Latin (19)

German (13)

French (4)