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Finley, Gerald 1960-

Works: 461 works in 1,303 publications in 6 languages and 26,289 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Operas  Excerpts  Live sound recordings  Biography  Songs  Nonfiction films  Songs and music  Documentary films  Musical settings 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Interviewee, Vocalist, Other, Actor, Narrator, Dancer, Musician, Creator
Classifications: M1500.P87, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Gerald Finley
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SYNOPSIS: In order to cure her unhappiness, Dido, queen of Carthage, marries the Trojan prince, Aeneas, who is madly in love with her. While Dido and Aeneas are out hunting, an evil Sorceress and her assistants plot the destruction of Dido and Carthage. Soon, an evil witch disguised as the God Mercury stops Aeneas. She tells him that he must abandon Carthage and found a new Troy on Latin soil. While Aeneas hates the thought of leaving Dido, he cannot refuse a god's command. In the end, Aeneas decides to defy the god's command and stay with Dido. Nevertheless, Dido refuses to stay with a lover who even considered leaving her and soon dies
Rinaldo by Georg Friedrich Händel( Recording )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libreto basado en la adaptación escénica en inglés de Aaron Hill de la Gerusaleme liberata de Torquato Tasso
Complete Webern by Anton Webern( Recording )

13 editions published in 2000 in 4 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first complete edition of the published works. In addition to all the works with opus nos., it includes the pieces published posthumously without opus nos., together with a number of the composer's arrangements."--insert
In search of Mozart by Phil Grabsky( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using extensive correspondence and over 80 works in chronological order, learn about this composer's life from the cities he lived in, the roads he traveled, and the countless people who were touched by his compositions. Includes interviews with musicologists and experts including Cliff Eisen, Bayan Northcott, and the late Stanley Sadie
Messiah : highlights by George Frideric Handel( )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete symphonies ; Das Paradies und die Peri by Robert Schumann( )

6 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Atomic : opera in two acts by John Adams( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member 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
Le nozze di Figaro( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Italian and held by 425 WorldCat member 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
Venus and Adonis by John Blow( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here we have the very first English opera, with good gossip behind it to boot: John Blow composed the work for private performance at the English court, with King Charles II's longtime mistress Moll Davis as Venus and their illegitimate 9-year-old daughter playing Cupid. Venus and Adonis isn't just a historical curiosity, though: it's a full-scale Versailles-style opera in miniature ..." description
Anna Netrebko, live at the Metropolitan Opera by Anna Netrebko( )

4 editions published in 2011 in Italian and German and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem in D minor, K. 626 : (unfinished) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozarts geheimnisumwittertes, auf dem Sterbebett komponiertes, aber unvollendet gebliebenes Requiem, das Franz Xaver Süßmayr vollendete, liegt nun in einer neuen Einspielung vor. Der Dirigent der Aufnahme, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, bezeichnete sie als "eine meiner besten Einspielungen". Mit hochkarätigen Solisten (u.a. Christine Schäfer und Bernarda Fink) sowie dem Concentus Musicus Wien und dem Arnold-Schönberg-Chor ist ihm eine Einspielung gelungen, die von der Zeitschrift Gramophone (7/04) gleich als "A thrilling new recording" eingestuft wurde. Die CD enthält zusätzlich einen CD-ROM-Bonus-Track mit Mozarts original handgeschriebener Partitur. Zu hören ist die Musik, die Partitur blättert automatisch um. Absoluter Grundbestandstitel. (pr)
Orchestral songs by Charles Villiers Stanford( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Arthur by Henry Purcell( )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Arthur or The British Worthy: Semi-Opera in Five Acts, Z 628. Libretto: John Dryden
Canticles I-V by Benjamin Britten( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian queen by Henry Purcell( )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian Queen: Semi-Opera in Five Acts, Z 630. Libretto: John Dryden and Robert Howard
Don Giovanni : Prague and Vienna versions = Prager und Wiener Versionen = versions de Prague et de Vienne by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and Italian and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The John Rutter Christmas album by Cambridge Singers( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doctor Atomic : opera in two acts by John Adams( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first recording of John Adams's 2005 opera, the composer leads the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, with a cast led by Gerald Finley, who originated the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Longtime Adams collaborator Peter Sellars created the libretto, drawing from original sources to explore the final hours leading up to the first atomic bomb explosion at the Alamagordo test site in New Mexico in July 1945
Songs of travel = Chants de voyage by Gerald Finley( )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and French and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resurrection by Peter Maxwell Davies( )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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