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Spence, Nicky 1983-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 113 publications in 7 languages and 3,360 library holdings
Genres: Songs  Musical settings  Song cycles  Drama  Operas  Excerpts  Live sound recordings  Art music  Chamber music  Filmed performances 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Other
Classifications: M1620.B84, 783.094
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nicky Spence
Songs by Benjamin Britten( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs by Buxton Orr( )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs by Benjamin Britten( )

5 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Hood by George A Macfarren( )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradis sur terre : a French songbook( )

3 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete songs. Eichendorff lieder by Hugo Wolf( )

3 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs with orchestra by Michael Csányi-Wills( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scottish tenor( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purer than pearl : songs and duets for voices, piano and violin by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For an unknown soldier by Jonathan Dove( )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All you who sleep tonight by Jonathan Dove( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die diebische Elster = La gazz ladra by Gioachino Rossini( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Italian and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscapes : song cycles and folksongs by Alun Hoddinott( )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benvenuto Cellini by Hector Berlioz( Visual )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his affinity for the sculptor Benvenuto Cellini's advocacy of artistic and personal freedom, Hector Berlioz went straight for the grand gesture with his first completed opera. The plot revolves around Cellini's wooing of Teresa, a match frustrated at every opportunity by his rival, the cowardly Fieramosca. Benvenuto Cellini is a pithy work combining romance, excitement, violence, comedy and spectacle; the perfect stage for Terry Gilliam's stylishly colorful and larger-than-life directing
Moses und Aron by Arnold Schoenberg( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite their differences, brothers Moses and Aron must convince the Jewish slaves escaping from Egypt that there is only one true God
The complete songs by Richard Strauss( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jenůfa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Czech and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A splendid Jenůfa, one of Janáček's best-known operas, here directed for stage by Alvis Hermanis and conducted by Ludovic Morlot at La Monnaie / Die Munt in Brussels. Premiered in Brno in 1904, Jenůfa was written after a play by Gabriela Preissová. It is a turning point in Janáček's stylisitic evolution: breaking off with the German operatic tradition, Janáček drew his inspiration from the natural inflexions of the spoken language, as well as from the rhythms and harmonies of the Czech folk repertoire. A genuine pioneer in the scientific study of the popular legacy, even before Zoltán Kodály and Béla Bartók, Leoš Janáček integrated in his own language the essence of the traditional music, without falling into pastiche or mere quotation. The particularity of his style lies in an extremely individual manner, as well as in the descriptive abilities of his musical language: popular reminiscences evoke a social frame, while the harshness of the orchestra depicts a greedy and brutal society. Indeed, Jenůfa bears witness of the social violence within a small village in Moravia. Two brothers, Števa et Laca, ruin Jenůfa's life because of their crual and irresponsible behaviour. The former has seduced and abandoned the young woman, after making her pregnant. The latter, in love with Jenůfa, disfigures the young woman's face with his knife out of jealousy. The birth of the young child does not make anything better. Števa still refuses to take responsibility for the consequences of his actions. Laca agrees to marry Jenůfa, though he does not like the idea of raising his brother's child. In order to comfort him, Kostelnička, Jenůfa's adoptive mother, tells him that the child is dead. A lie which leads to a sinister infanticide ... Jenůfa is not only a work that depicts the violence of a human drama stemming from the main characters' selfishness and the fear of a social opprobrium. It also bears witness of the composer's own distress at the time of composition, when he saw his daughter die from typhus. "I would bind Jenůfa with the black ribbon of the long illness, pain and sighing of my daughter Olga and my little boy Vladimir." Next to la Monnaie's chief conductor Ludovic Morlot, the Latvian stage director and actor Alvis Hermanis, one of the leading figures on the European contemporary scene, here makes his début at la Monnaie. This opera was first broadcast on medici.tv in January 2014 and is now part of the medici.tv catalogue, available by subscription
Fata morgana : song by Pavel Haas( Recording )

2 editions published in 2017 in Czech and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscapes by Alun Hoddinott( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A constant obsession by Mark-Anthony Turnage( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Nicky Spence

Nicky Spence artiste lyrique

Nicky Spence British singer

Nicky Spence Brits zanger

Nicky Spence cantant britànic

Nicky Spence cantante británico

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