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Orchestra of St. Luke's

Overview
Works: 477 works in 1,245 publications in 5 languages and 29,229 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Operas  Songs  Music  Excerpts  Chamber operas  Concertos  Drama  Christmas music  Overtures 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician, orc
Classifications: M1112, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Orchestra of St. Luke's
Voice of the violin by Joshua Bell( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Voice of the Violin goes a step further, sampling the most memorable arias from opera and oratorio, as well as the classical song literature, for melodies that the violin - in Bell's case, the legendary 1713 "Gibson ex Huberman" Stradivarius - can "sing" most beautifully"--Review at artist's web site (Nov. 2006)
Baroque duet by Kathleen Battle( Recording )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Carnegie Hall Christmas concert by Kathleen Battle( )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nixon in China : an opera in three acts by John Adams( Recording )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera in 3 acts
Bel canto by Renée Fleming( Recording )

18 editions published in 2002 in 4 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca performs a selection of personal favorites that includes highlights from operas by Bellini, Donizetti, and Rossini
Arias by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vergnugen und Lust (BWV 197, no. 8) -- Ich bin vergnugt in meinem Leiden (BWV 58, no. 3) -- Die Schatzbarkeit der weiten Erden (BWV 204, no. 4) -- Ich traue seiner Gnaden (BWV 97, no. 4) -- Bete aber auch dabei (BWV 115, no. 4) -- Jesus soll mein erstes Wort (BWV 171, no. 4) -- Benedictus, qui venit in nomine Domini (BWV 232, no. 23) -- Laudamus te (BWV 232, no. 5) -- Wenn die Fruhlingslufte steichen (BWV 202, no. 5) -- Auch mit gedampften, schwachen Stimmen (BWV 36, no. 7) -- Gott versorget alles Leben (BWV 187, no. 5) -- Ich esse mit Freuden mein weniges Brot (BWV 84, no. 3) -- Kann ich nur Jesum mir zum Freunde machen (BWV 105, no. 5)
The essential Wynton Marsalis by Wynton Marsalis( )

3 editions published in 2007 and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knoxville, summer of 1915 by Dawn Upshaw( )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1996 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honey and rue by André Previn( )

14 editions published in 1995 in 4 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christmas celebration by Kathleen Battle( Recording )

20 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four seasons by Antonio Vivaldi( )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 489 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
Violin concerto ; Shaker loops by John Adams( Recording )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wound-dresser ; Fearful symmetries by John Adams( Recording )

23 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Greek ballets by Igor Stravinsky( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 405 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
Listen to the storyteller : a trio of musical tales from around the world( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of three original tales derived from diverse cultural and folktale traditions
Of thee I sing ; Let 'em eat cake by George Gershwin( Recording )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world so wide by Dawn Upshaw( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egmont & the ruins of Athens by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

4 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Orchestra of Saint Luke's

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Orchestra of St Luke's New York

Orchestra of St. Luke's New York, NY

Saint Luke's orchestra

St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble

St Luke's orchestra

セントルークス管弦楽団

圣陆克乐团

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