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Young, Alexander 1920-2000

Works: 438 works in 1,293 publications in 7 languages and 18,111 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Operas  Oratorios  Musical settings  Chamber operas  Live sound recordings  Drama  Songs  Music  Sacred music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Composer, Vocalist, Other, Author
Classifications: M2000, 782.1
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Most widely held works about Alexander Young
Most widely held works by Alexander Young
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

40 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis ACT I: Anne Trulove is in the garden of her father's country house with her suitor, Tom Rakewell, admiring the springtime. Sending Anne into the house, her father, Trulove, tells Tom he has arranged an accountant's job for him in the city. Tom declines the offer and the older man leaves. A stranger enters as Tom declares his determination to live by his wits and enjoy life. When he says "I wish I had money," the stranger introduces himself as Nick Shadow, "at your service." Shadow tells Tom that a forgotten rich uncle has died, leaving the young man a fortune. Anne and Trulove return to hear the news, the latter urging Tom to accompany Shadow to London to settle the estate. As Tom leaves, promising to send for Anne as soon as everything is arranged, Shadow turns to the audience to announce, "the Progress of a Rake begins." At a brothel in the city, whores entertain a group of "roaring boys," dissolute young playboys; together they toast Venus and Mars. Shadow coaxes Tom to recite for the madam, Mother Goose, the catechism he has taught him: to follow nature rather than doctrine, to seek beauty (which is perishable) and pleasure (which means different things to different people). Tom refuses, however, to define love. Turning back the clocks when he sees Tom restless to escape, Shadow commends him to the pursuit of hedonism with these companions. Tom responds with ruminations of love. When the whores offer to console him, Mother Goose claims him for herself and leads him off. As evening falls, Anne leaves her father's house, determined to find Tom, since she has heard nothing from him. ACT II: Tom, who is in the morning room of his house in the city, is beginning to tire of city pleasures and no longer dares to think of Anne. When he says "I wish I were happy," Shadow appears, showing a poster for Baba the Turk, a bearded lady whom he urges Tom to marry, because only when one is obligated to neither passion nor reason can one be truly free. Amused by the idea, Tom gets ready to go out. Anne approaches Tom's house but is hesitant to knock. As darkness falls, she sees servants enter with strangely shaped packages. A conveyance arrives and Tom steps out. Startled to see Anne, he says she must forget him, he cannot go back to her. Baba calls out from the sedan, whereupon Tom admits to the astonished Anne that he is married. Hurried along by Baba's impatient remarks, Anne faces the bitter realities, while Tom repeats that it is too late to turn back. As Tom helps Baba from the sedan, a curious crowd gathers. Anne hurriedly leaves. In his morning room, Tom sits sulking amid Baba's curios as she chatters about the origin of each. When he refuses to respond to her affection, she complains bitterly. Tom silences her and she remains motionless as Tom falls asleep. Shadow wheels in a strange contraption, and when Tom awakens, saying "Oh I wish it were true," the machine turns out to be his dream: an invention for making stones into bread. Seeing it as a means of redemption for his misdeeds, Tom wonders whether he might again deserve Anne. Shadow points out the device's usefulness in gulling potential investors. ACT III: On a spring afternoon, the same scene (including the stationary Baba) is set for an auction. Customers examine the various objects: Tom's business venture has ended in ruin. Amid rumors as to what has become of Tom, Anne enters in search of him. An auctioneer, Sellem, begins to hawk various objects -- including Baba, who resumes her chatter after the crowd bids to purchase her. Indignant at finding her belongings up for sale, she tries to order everyone out. She draws Anne aside, saying the girl should try to save Tom, who still loves her. Anne, hearing Tom and Shadow singing in the street, runs out. Shadow leads Tom to a graveyard with a freshly dug grave, where he reminds the young man that a year and a day have passed since he promised to serve him: now the servant claims his wage. Tom must end his life by any means he chooses before the stroke of twelve. Suddenly, Shadow offers a reprieve: they will gamble for Tom's soul. When Tom, placing his trust in the Queen of Hearts, calls upon Anne, and her voice is heard, Shadow realizes he has lost. In retaliation, he condemns Tom to insanity. As Shadow disappears and dawn rises, Tom -- gone mad -- imagines himself Adonis, waiting for Venus. In an insane asylum, Tom declares Venus will visit him, whereupon fellow inmates mock the idea. The Keeper admits Anne. Believing her to be Venus, Tom confesses his sins: "I hunted the shadows, disdaining thy true love." Briefly they imagine timeless love in Elysium. With his head upon her breast, Tom asks her to sing him to sleep. As she does, her voice moves the other inmates. Trulove comes to fetch his daughter, who bids the sleeping Tom farewell. When he wakens to find her gone, he cries out for Venus as the inmates sing "Mourn for Adonis." EPILOGUE: The principals gather to tell the moral that each finds in the story. Anne warns that not every man can hope for someone like her to save him; Baba warns that all men are mad; Tom warns against self-delusion, to Trulove's agreement; Shadow mourns his role as man's alter ego; and all concur that the devil finds work for idle hands
Gurrelieder ; Suite for string orchestra by Arnold Schoenberg( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judas Maccabeus : (1746) by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

13 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solomon by Georg Friedrich Haendel( Recording )

37 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salomo: Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 67. Text: Autor unbekannt
The yeomen of the guard by Arthur Sullivan( )

14 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yeoman of the guard Anthony Raffell, Philip Potter, Donald Adams, David Palmer, John Reed, Kenneth Sandford, David Palmer, Thomas Lawlor, Elizabeth Harwood, Ann Hood, Gillian Knight, Margaret Eales Royal PhilharmonicOrchestra Sir Malcolm Sargent, conductor libretto included
Harmoniemesse by Joseph Haydn( )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass in B flat The Choir of St. John's College, Cambridge the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields George Guest, director Brian Runnett, organ Erna Spoorenberg, soprano Helen Watts, contralto Alexander Young, tenor Joseph Rouleau, bass
The kingdom ; Coronation ode by Edward Elgar( )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 377 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
The creation ; Missa in tempore belli by Joseph Haydn( )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creation by Joseph Haydn( )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in German and English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of parts 1 and 2 of Haydn's oratorio The creation
Theodora by Georg Friedrich Händel( )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenisk opførelse af Händels oratorium
Solomon ; Love in Bath by George Frideric Handel( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Te Deum op. 22 by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham, Bart., Conductor
Handel's Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 84th consecutive performance of Handel's Messiah in MInot, coinciding with the Centennial Celebration of Minot State University
Faust symphony ; Tone poems ; Psalm XIII by Franz Liszt( )

3 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seasons by Joseph Haydn( )

14 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heather Harper, soprano; Ryland Davies, tenor; John Shirley-Quirk, bass; B.B.C. Chorus and Symphony Orchestra; Colin Davis, conductor
Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Messiah : complete by George Frideric Handel( )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and German and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lodger by Phyllis Tate( )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lodger forms part of a select group of British stage works with a horrific or supernatural theme. Emma Bunting, a poverty-stricken landlady in Victorian London, takes in a gentlemanly lodger who gives financial help to her and her husband George. Slowly it emerges that the lodger is not what he seems, and his religious mania indicates mental and other problems
Dido and Aeneas ; Ode on St. Cecilia's Day by Henry Purcell( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albion archive recordings of Ralph Vaughan Williams by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alexander Young artiste lyrique

Alexander Young englischer Opernsänger

Alexander Young (tenor) Brits zanger (1920-2000)

Basil Alexander

Jang, Aleksandr 1920-2000


Young, Alexander, 1920-


Youngs 1920-2000

Youngs Alexander

Youngs Alexander 1920-2000

Youngs, Alexander Basil.

Youngs Alexander Basil 1920-2000

Youngs, Basil Alexander 1920-2000

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