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Orchestra of St. Luke's

Works: 378 works in 868 publications in 7 languages and 17,885 library holdings
Genres: Music  Drama  Violin and piano music, Arranged  Musical settings  Poetry  Music videos  Concertos  Juvenile works 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, orc
Classifications: M1112, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Orchestra of St. Luke's
Baroque duet by Kathleen Battle( Recording )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voice of the violin by Joshua Bell( Recording )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voice of the Violin is a highly anticipated album from one of the best violinists in the world, Joshua Bell. Features pieces from Schubert like Ave Maria and Dvorak's Song to the Moon. Also includes Mozart's Laudate Dominum
Nixon in China an opera in three acts by John Adams( Recording )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nixon in China: Opera in Three Acts. Libretto: Alice Goodman
Bel canto by Rene Fleming( Recording )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knoxville, summer of 1915 by Dawn Upshaw( Recording )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arias by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bach's cantatas make use of an amazing diversity of instruments, both old and new. Among the 'new' instruments was the violoncello piccolo, a rare type of cello that was popular for a brief period at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The addition of a fifth, higher string provided the instrument a unique lightness and delicacy in the upper registers. This collection featuring cellist Ophelie Gaillard and the ensemble Pulcinella focuses on arias from Bach's cantatas that are scored for the violoncello piccolo. The arias are interspersed with instrumental transcriptions from the Sch++bler Chorales and the Orgelb++chlein. Vocal soloists include soprano Sandrine Piau, tenor Emiliano Gonzalez Toro and alto Christophe Dumaux
The wound-dresser Fearful symmetries by John Adams( Recording )

16 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le quattro stagioni The four seasons by Antonio Vivaldi( )

4 editions published in 1990 and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD: Le Quattro stagioni = The four seasons ; played by I Musici in a film by Anton Van Munster exploring Venice--past, present and future. In addition to elegant vistas of Vivaldi's native city, the film features numerous paintings by such masters as Canaletto, Guardi and Tintoretto, as well as the fabulous costumes sported by Venice's citizens during its unique Winter Carnival
Of thee I sing ; Let 'em eat cake by George Gershwin( Recording )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 352 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
George & Ira Gershwin's Oh, Kay! by George Gershwin( Recording )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Greek ballets by Igor Stravinsky( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto & sonata for 2 pianos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honey and rue by Andr Previn( Recording )

6 editions published in 1995 in Undetermined and English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four concerti for various instruments by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost in the stars by Kurt Weill( Recording )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rite of spring The nightingale by Igor Stravinsky( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Russian and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions of love Mozart arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Walker, a portrait by George Walker( )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific in concert from Carnegie Hall( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reba McEntire sings the Broadway role of Nellie Forbush in the stage production of South Pacific accompanied by Broadway and Hollywood icons Brian Stokes Mitchell as the French planter Emile de Becque, and Alec Baldwin as wise-guy sailor Luther Bills
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Orchestra of Saint Luke's.

Orchestra of St Luke's New York

Saint Luke's orchestra

St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble

St Luke's orchestra