Finley, Gerald 1960-
Most widely held works by Gerald Finley
Le nozze di Figaro ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in Italian and English and held by 469 libraries worldwide
A battle of the sexes, loaded with confusion, mixed identities, a boy dressed up as a girl, and hilarious dialogue with plenty of double entendre. The impending marriage of Figaro to Susanna is threatened by the scheming of Count Almaviva, who desires Susanna for himself, and Marcellina, who wants to marry Figaro herself. All problems are resolved with the help of Countess Almaviva, and the couple are able to marry.
In search of Mozart ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
A documentary about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart told through dramatic readings from his personal letters. Includes interviews with noted personalities and excerpts from numerous musical performances.
Doctor Atomic opera in two acts ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
J. Robert Oppenheimer began an experiment that formed a threat to the whole of humanity, and whose scientific results still do today. The question of the moral implications of the atomic bomb is raised in Adams opera.
Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Die Schöpfung Hob. XXI:2 = The creation = La création by Joseph Haydn ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 330 libraries worldwide
Complete Webern by Anton Webern ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2000 in German and Undetermined and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Canticles I-V by Benjamin Britten ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Songs by Samuel Barber ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Death in Venice ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Describes the grandeur and shabbiness of Venice in the grip of disease. Portrays the moral and physical degeneration of Aschenbach, the writer whose obsessive and self-devouring pursuit of beauty in the form of the boy Tadzio leads him to humiliation and death.
L'amour de loin ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in French and English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
L'amour de loin is based on "La Vida breve" of Jaufre Rudel, Prince of Blaye, one of the first great troubadours of the 12th century. His glowing passion for a woman from the East of whom he has only heard is the central theme of the libretto.
Complete songs. 34 Sämtliche Lieder. 34 = Mélodies intégrales. 34 by Franz Schubert ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in German and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Don Giovanni Prague and Vienna versions = Prager und Wiener Versionen = versions de Prague et de Vienne by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Donna Anna's father, the Commentadore, is killed in a duel by Don Giovanni, who has just tried to seduce Anna. Anna wants her fiancé, Don Ottavio, to avenge her father's death. Meanwhile, the servant, Leporello, tries to curb Giovanni's appetite for women.
Complete songs Sämtliche Lieder = Mélodies intégrales by Franz Schubert ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Requiem in D minor, K. 626 (unfinished) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in Latin and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Wonders are many the making of Doctor Atomic ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Tracks the creation of Peter Sellars' and John Adams' 2005 opera about Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project, while also exploring the complex birth of nuclear weapons with declassified footage of nuclear testing.
Dido & Aeneas by Henry Purcell ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Songs by Charles Ives ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Preparing for their wedding, the valet Figaro learns from the maid Susanna that their philandering employer, Count Almaviva, has designs on her. In her boudoir, the Countess laments her husband's waning love but plots to chasten him, encouraged by Figaro and Susanna. Susanna leads the Count on with promises of a rendezvous in the garden. Alone later that day, Susanna rhapsodizes on her love for Figaro, but he, overhearing, thinks she means the Count. Almaviva chases Cherubino away and sends his wife, who he thinks is Susanna, to an arbor, to which he follows. By now Figaro understands the joke and, joining the fun, makes exaggerated love to Susanna in her Countess disguise. The Count returns, seeing, or so he thinks, Figaro with his wife. Outraged, he calls everyone to witness his judgment, but now the real Countess appears and reveals the ruse. Grasping the truth at last, the Count begs her pardon.
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620 The magic flute = La flûte enchantée by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ( Recording )
17 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in German and Italian and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Atomic bomb Austria Biography Cantatas, Sacred Carols Chamber music Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices), Unaccompanied Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra Christmas music Composers Documentary films Drama Filmed operas Interviews Manhattan Project (U.S.) Man-woman relationships Masques with music Masses Monologues with music (Voice with instrumental ensemble) Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus,--1756-1791 Musical films Musical settings Music videos Nonfiction films Operas Oppenheimer, J. Robert,--1904-1967 Oratorios Orchestral music Part-songs, German Piano music Renaud de Montauban (Legendary character) Requiems Saariaho, Kaija Sacred vocal duets with piano Sacred vocal trios with piano Salonen, Esa-Pekka,--1958- Sellars, Peter Sexual ethics Song cycles Songs (High voice) with harp Songs (High voice) with instrumental ensemble Songs (High voice) with piano Songs (Medium voice) with instrumental ensemble Songs (Medium voice) with piano Songs with piano Televised operas Vocal duets with piano Vocal music Vocal trios with piano
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