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Nagano, Kent 1951-

Works: 1,064 works in 2,695 publications in 11 languages and 26,453 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Musical settings  Operas  History  Oratorios  Juvenile works  Live sound recordings  Art music  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Author, Director, Creator, con, Other, Contributor, Interviewee, Dancer, dir, Composer, Commentator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kent Nagano
Dialogues des Carmélites by Francis Poulenc( )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic fate of the nuns of the Carmelite convent at Copiègne during the French Revolution inspired one of Francis Poulenc's most personal works, and one of the most profoundly moving operas in the repertoire. At its center is Isabel Leonard as Blanche de la Force, a shy young aristocratic woman who joins the order on the eve of the Revolution, flees when the sisters, forced to leave their convent, take a vow of martyrdom, and is finally reunited with them as they face death by the guillotine. Felicity Palmer is Madame de Croissy, Patricia Racette is Madame Lidoine, and Elizabeth Bishop is Mother Marie. Paul Appleby and David Pittsinger co-star as Blanche's brother and father
L'amour des trois oranges by Sergey Prokofiev( )

42 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Liebe zu den drei Orangen: Oper in vier Akten und einem Prolog, op.33. Libretto: Véra Janacopoulos
Susannah by Carlisle Floyd( Recording )

21 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susannah: Musical Drama in Two Acts
Century rolls ; Lollapalooza ; Slonimsky's earbox by John Adams( Recording )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the so-called minimalists working today, John Adams is the only one with any good ideas left. Witness this delightful release. The key to Adams's creativity is that he isn't bound by theoretical constraints on what "minimalism" should be. Century Rolls (1995) is a commission by Emanuel Ax, and it was inspired by the composer's listening to a CD recording of an ancient player piano. Century Rolls doesn't duplicate that sound, but it is, instead, an unexpected romp across new rhythmic territory. As for Mr. Ax, he comports himself very well, particularly in the difficult first Movement, which requires deft coordination of all forces involved. The brief Lollapalooza (1995) is more recognizably minimalist but with considerable orchestral color and shifting moods. And Slominsky's Earbox (1996) is a powerfully full-orchestra-driven canter. All this is to say that the CD is one of the best releases of Adams's career, and it will appeal to a very wide audience. --Paul Cook
The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams( Recording )

24 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composer John Adams comments on his opera "The death of Klinghoffer in three, ten-minute segments produced especially for broadcast. Illustrated with music from the Elektra Nonesuch recording, these discussions reveal Adams' insights into the opera, its story and its impact
Violin concerto ; Shaker loops by John Adams( Recording )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'amour de loin : opéra en cinq actes by Kaija Saariaho( Recording )

16 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composed to a libretto by Amin Maalouf and premiered at Salzburg in 2000 in a production by Peter Sellars, L'Amour de loin was Kaija Saariaho's first opera. This reinterpretation of the medieval narrative of the life of the troubadour Jaufré Rudel tackles a number of highly topical themes: love from afar, the virtuality of ideal love, and relations between East and West. -- Provided by the publisher
Peter and the wolf by Sergey Prokofiev( Recording )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter and the Wolf is a story abouut a young boy who conquers a wolf. The boy Peter is represented by a sprightly string quartet, and the Bird sings its trills and runs on the flute. Grandfather's grumbling presence is immediately recognizable on the bassoon and the Cat stalks and preens as a clarinet. Finally there is the Wolf himself, whose sinister musical shape is three French horns. Wolf Tracks is a tale that converts the image of the wolf from a fearsome creature to one that represents the imerative to cherish and protect national resources
El Niño by John Adams( Recording )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint François d'Assise by Olivier Messiaen( Recording )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass ; [a theatre piece for singers, players, and dancers. by Leonard Bernstein( )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marin Alsop leads a talented gathering of choirs and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Leonard Bernstein's groundbreaking and visionary Mass
Doktor Faust by Ferruccio Busoni( Recording )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter & the wolf by Sergey Prokofiev( )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Watford Town Hall, London on November 20 & 21, 1985
Rocaná ; Violin concerto by Unsuk Chin( )

12 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Apollo ; Double concerto ; Two portraits ; Sinfonietta by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2011 and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuits d'été by Hector Berlioz( )

13 editions published in 2007 in 4 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Nuits d'été: Six mélodies pour mezzo-soprano et orchestre, op.7. Texte: Théophile Gautier / Herminie: Scène lyrique pour soprano et orchestre. Texte: Pierre Vieillard
Songs of the Auvergne = Chants d'Auvergne by Joseph Canteloube( Recording )

9 editions published in 1994 in 4 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MOFFO, Anna (soprano). AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. STOKOWSKI, Leopold (conductor)
Into the little hill ; Dance figures ; Sometime voices by George Benjamin( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four by Michael Torke( )

2 editions published in 2003 and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Jakobsleiter ; Friede auf Erden by Arnold Schoenberg( )

7 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Kent Nagano Amerikaans dirigent

Kent Nagano direttore d'orchestra statunitense

Kent Nagano US-amerikanischer Dirigent

Nagano, Kent

Nagano, Kent G. 1951-

Nagano, Kent George 1951-

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