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Ainsley, John Mark

Works: 1,178 works in 2,598 publications in 8 languages and 34,212 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Operas  Drama  Oratorios  Live sound recordings  Music  Songs  Excerpts  Filmed operas  Masses 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Other, Vocalist, Author, Narrator, Musician, Actor, Editor, 805
Classifications: M2000, 782.1
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Most widely held works by John Mark Ainsley
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of Handel's Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel's own 18th-century productions. A perennial favorite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik's Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of Berlioz's epic masterpiece are rare events--under James Levine's inspired leadership, the stellar cast and the Met's chorus and orchestra triumphantly meet the enormous challenge. Ben Heppner is the legendary Trojan hero Aeneas who escapes the doomed city of Troy and falls in love with the beautiful Queen of Carthage, Dido, sung by the radiant Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in her final appearance at the Met. Deborah Voigt is breathtaking as Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess who sees the looming calamity but is ignored
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( )

38 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 730 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
Jephtha by George Frideric Handel( )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oratorio in 3 parts
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rinaldo Alessandrini conducts one of Claudio Monteverdi's works, a piece that is considered as one of the earliest works recognized as an opera
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oratorio after words from the Old Testament, Op.70
Dardanus by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Recording )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dardanus: Suite de la Tragédie en musique pour orchestre et basse continue
Saul by George Frideric Handel( )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saul: Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 53. Text: Charles Jennens
Coronation mass : K317 ; Epistle sonata : K278 ; Vespers : K339 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony of Psalms ; Three motets ; Mass ; Canticum sacrum by Igor Stravinsky( Recording )

3 editions published in 1991 in Latin and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In years defaced ; Prelude, op. 25 ; Romance, op. 11 ; Concerto for small orchestra and solo violin by Gerald Finzi( )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Indian queen by Henry Purcell( )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 386 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 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'The Fairy Queen,' two artistic geniuses met. The scenario is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; the music is by Henry Purcell, the greatest English composer of his day. The result is one of the first great operas, a dazzling display of music and emotion that has lost none of its power since its premiere in 1692. Much of the music has come to have a life beyond the opera itself: songs such as "The Plaint," "Thrice Happy Lovers" and "Hark! The Echoing air" now regularly grace the concert hall stage, a delight for singers and audiences alike. This studio recording was made with Australia's pre-eminent independent opera company, Pinchgut Opera, in 2003, and is re-released here in deluxe packaging. The cast features the finest Australian singers (Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell and Paul McMahon to name but three) under the direction of Baroque specialist Antony Walker. The period instruments of the Orchestra of the Antipodes provide accompaniment of vibrant colour and immediacy." --
L'heure espagnole ; Rapsodie espagnole by Maurice Ravel( )

5 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folksong arrangements by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

9 editions published in 1997 in 4 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the clash between the young, innocent sailor, Billy Budd, and his corrupt superior, Claggart
Odes by Henry Purcell( )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odes pour l'Anniversaire de la Reine Mary, . n 6,. Purcell, Henry4230
Dixit dominus : classical music for reflection and meditation by George Frideric Handel( )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After several recordings on Ricercar and a first disc on Alpha, Actus Tragicus, containing early Bach cantatas, 'of staggering profundity, purity and beauty' (ffff Telerama), Lionel Meunier and his ensemble Vox Luminis devote this new project to two showpieces by Handel and Bach. Of these two composers born in 1685, the first travelled to Italy in 1707 and made a powerful impression in Rome with the creation of his Dixit Dominus, while the second produced one of his finest compositional tours de force in the Magnificat of 1723/32-35. Two works from the core repertoire of the Belgian ensemble, here fielding combined vocal and instrumental forces, which is perfectly versed in the style and expression of Baroque rhetoric. Vox Luminis is a Belgian early music ensemble created in 2004 by its artistic director Lionel Meunier. Today, the ensemble performs over 60 concerts a year, appearing on stages in Belgium, across Europe and around the world. The size and composition of the group depends on the repertoire being performed but the core of soloists, mostly from the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, is joined by a continuo and additional (orchestral) instrument performers. Its repertoire is essentially Italian, English and German and spans from the 16th to the 18th century. Since its inception, the ensemble is defined by its unity and seduces as much through the personality of each timbre as it does through the colour and the uniformity of the voices. It is more than a fixed repertoire, the ensemble members wholeheartedly communicate their passion for early music and love for the audience
L'Orfeo : favola in musica by Claudio Monteverdi( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in Italian and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opera based on the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, a musician who attempts to rescue his dead lover Eurydice from Hades, the underworld
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Ainsley, Joh Mark

Ainsley, John 1963-

Ainsley, John M. 1963-

Ainsley, John Mark 1963-

Ainsley, Mark 1963-

John Mark Ainsley

John Mark Ainsley artiste lyrique

John Mark Ainsley Brits operazanger

John Mark Ainsley englischer Tenor


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