WorldCat Identities

Esswood, Paul

Works: 1,542 works in 3,481 publications in 10 languages and 23,202 library holdings
Genres: Music  Drama  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Songs  Oratorios  Sacred music  Operas  Art music  Motets 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other, Conductor, Musician, Vocalist
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paul Esswood
Das Kantatenwerk by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

87 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Emmermann, Sopran ; Paul Esswood, alt ; Max van Egmond, bass ; Knaben
The essential Philip Glass by Philip Glass( )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Glass' 75th birthday is celebrated with a special three disc collection that showcases some of the composer's finest works as performed by some of today's top classical artists including Yo-Yo Ma
Akhnaten by Philip Glass( Recording )

50 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akhnaten: Opera in Three Acts. Libretto: Shalom Goldman, Robert Israel, Richard Riddell and Jerome Robbins
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

37 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HARWOOD, Elizabeth (soprano). BAKER, Janet (mezzo-soprano). ESSWOOD, Paul (alto). TEAR, Robert (tenor). HERINCZ, Raimund (bass). AMBROSIAN SINGERS. ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. MACKERRAS, Charles (conductor)
Serse by George Frideric Handel( )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serse: Dramma per musica in tre atti, HWV 40. Libretto: Niccolò Minato e Silvio Stampiglia
L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

46 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the South Bank Centre, London, Dec. 1993
Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

45 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libreto basado en la adaptación escénica en inglés de Aaron Hill de la Gerusaleme liberata de Torquato Tasso
Il pastor fido by George Frideric Handel( )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il Pastor fido: Six sonates pour flûte et basse continue: Sonate no.1 en ut majeur; Sonate no.2 en ut majeur; Sonate no.3 en sol majeur; Sonate no.4 en la majeur; Sonate no.5 en ut majeur; Sonate no.6 en sol mineur
Der geduldige Socrates by Georg Philipp Telemann( )

23 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtue and love look on as evil triumphs in this, Monteverdi's operatic masterpiece
Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi( )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening the disc is Vivaldi's brief Sonata al Santo Sepolcro, an instrumental work probably intended for inclusion in an Easter church service. This is followed by a Stabat Mater proper, also by Vivaldi. Vivaldi used just the first ten verses of the text, creating one of the most sombre of all settings, here performed by the Canadian ensemble Theatre of Early Music and its director, counter-tenor Daniel Taylor, who in Bach is joined by Emma Kirkby, taking on the soprano part
Jephtha by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

32 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jephtha: Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 70. Text: Thomas Morell
Israel in Egypt by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belshazzar by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

29 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belsazar: Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 61. Text: Charles Jennens
Mass no. 6 in F major, K. 129 : (missa brevis) ; Epistle sonata in F major, K. 224 ; Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

5 editions published in 1980 in Latin and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieder by Franz Schubert( )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in German and English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RCA Victor chorale of men's voices ; Robert Shaw, con ; Frank Glazer, piano
Weihnachts-Oratorium = Christmas oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third of Bach's large-scale masterpieces to be recorded by the Gewandhausorchester under Italian conductor Riccardo Chailly. The six parts that make up the Christmas Oratorio tell the story of the birth of Jesus through the coming of the shepherds and magi. Outstanding vocal performances from Martin Lattke as the evangelist, acclaimed English soprano Carolyn Sampson and the voices of the Dresdner Kammerchor
Mässa h-moll = [Mass in B minor] by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

3 editions published in 1998 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantatas, BWV 48-51 by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in German and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido and Aeneas ; Ode on St. Cecilia's Day by Henry Purcell( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Esswood Paul Lawrence Vincent 1942-....

Eswood Paul 1942-....

Paul Esswood British singer

Paul Esswood Brits operazanger

Paul Esswood contre-ténor

Paul Esswood controtenore inglese

Paul Esswood englischer Countertenor und Dirigent