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Burton, Humphrey 1931-

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Most widely held works by Humphrey Burton
Turandot by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera based on Beaumarchais' sequel to his Barber of Seville
Yehudi Menuhin : a life by Humphrey Burton( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how Menuhin, the highest paid artist in the pre-war era, became a devotee of yoga, formed associations with Indian musician Ravi Sankar, developed a second career as a conductor, and created an international school that bears his name
Boris Godunov by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky( Visual )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The action takes place between 1598 and 1605. It concerns the reign of Tsar Boris Godunov who has murdered the Tsarevich Dmitri in order to obtain the succession, and the challenge made to it by the Pretender Dmitri
Camille by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This famous performance of Verdi's romantic tragedy captures one of the most sensational debuts in operatic history. Singing Violetta for the first time was the young Romanian soprano, Angela Gheorghiu, whose remarkable interpretation reached the front pages of the world's press and led the BBC immediately to film the production"--Container
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

35 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hamburg State Opera's production of Puccini's opera. The Chevalier des Grieux meets and seduces the young Manon when she is being escorted by her brother to a convent. Manon lives with des Grieux in Paris, but leaves him for a rich admirer. She is later arrested, charged with prostitution, and deported to Louisiana. Des Grieux accompanies her and during an escape attempt she dies in his arms
Lulu by Alban Berg( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on a pair of once-banned plays by the fin de siècle satirist Frank Wedekind, Alban Berg's operatic swansong charts the rise and fall of a femme fatale, a serial seductress, from life as a society heiress to prostitution and eventual death at the hands of Jack the Ripper"--Container
A performance of Macbeth by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic tragedy about the lust for power and its ultimate bloody consequences. Macbeth is a Scottish war hero whose insane ambition unleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth is then goaded by his lady into slaying King Duncan in order to assume the throne. He plunges further into murder and moral decay to keep the unsteady crown on his head
Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Bernstein's 1951 opera is a biting satire on the emptiness of materialist values and the false promise of suburban comforts. This production, conducted by the composer himself, presents a live-action cast performing on an animated set
William Walton : the romantic loner : a centenary portrait album by Humphrey Burton( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Walton's reputation has never been higher - his masterworks remain firm favourites with public and performers, notably his eloquent concertos, his dramatic cantata Belshazzar's Feast, his vivid film scores (such as Henry V), his powerful First Symphony and the sparkling entertainment Facade." "Born in the cotton town of Oldham, Walton's life was transformed when he won a choral scholarship to Christ Church, Oxford. He soon lost his Lancashire accent but never his innate canniness. His remarkable creative gifts were spotted by the Sitwell family, who encouraged him to quit university, live with them in Jazz-Age London and earn his living purely as a composer." "An idyllic relationship with a beautiful German princess ended in emotional turmoil that nearly scuppered his First Symphony. But then Walton became the lover of Alice, Viscountess Wimborne (22 years his senior), a powerful society hostess who guided his career and chose the librettist for his first opera Troilus and Cressida. Within a year of her death he met the vivacious 22 year old Susana Gil Passo, marrying her after a whirlwind courtship. On their honeymoon he announced that he did not want children and intended to live in Italy. They settled on the island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples, eventually acquiring a plot of rocky hillside land upon which they developed the villas and estate of La Mortella, now one of Italy's best-known gardens. A knighthood in 1951 was followed by other honours but his final years were dogged by ill health and a depressing sense of creative impotence."--Jacket
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonard Bernstein's operetta, based on the classic Voltaire story. Voltaire's Candide begins in Westphalia, Germany, where Candide is tortured by noted philosopher Doctor Pangloss on the idea that "all is for the this best of all worlds." Candide first accepts this philosophy, but as he experiences war, poverty, the maliciousness of man, and the hypocricy of the church, he begins to doubt Pangloss
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in Italian and German and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spectacular opening production of London's newly restored Royal Opera House, first broadcast live on BBC television in December 1999, brings a riot of color to Verdi's great Shakespearean masterpiece
The golden ring by Humphrey Burton( Visual )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary account of the recording sessions for Die Götterdämmerung, starring Birgit Nilsson, Dietrich Fisher-Dieskau, Wolfgang Windgassen, Gottlob Frick, and Claire Watson, with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. Explains the techniques involved in recording such a work, and includes the immolation scene, Siegfried's funeral march, and the act 2 vengeance trio
Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera, in four acts
Leonard Bernstein conducts West Side story by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conducting his musical for the first time 27 years after its Broadway premiere, Leonard Bernstein rehearses and records West Side story
War and peace [videorecording]( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in Russian and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An opera in thirteen scenes after the novel by Leo Tolstoy
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Humphrey Burton British television presenter

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Хамфри Бертон

バートン, ハンフリー

Italian (85)

English (80)

German (34)

Russian (25)

French (2)

Spanish (2)

Dutch (1)

William Walton : the romantic loner : a centenary portrait albumAndrea Chenier