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Lipton, Martha

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Works: 186 works in 363 publications in 5 languages and 3,331 library holdings
Genres: Music  Musical settings  Drama  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Operas  Oratorios  Psalms (Music)  Methods‡vSelf-instruction  Christmas music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Commentator
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Martha Lipton
Messiah by George Frideric Handel ( Recording )
19 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 478 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
Te Deum by Anton Bruckner ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Messe Nr.1 d-Moll für Soli, Chor und Orchester / Te Deum C-Dur für Soli, Chor und Orchester
Symphony no. 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1962 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Copland celebration. chamber music and rarities by Aaron Copland ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 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
The beggar's opera by John Christopher Pepusch ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1955 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A familiar love story, presented in old English with many songs
Twelve poems of Emily Dickinson by Aaron Copland ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1956 and 1980 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical excerpts drawn from Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus (EMI Classics 5 73851 2) with descriptive narration by Robert Lyall, to promote the upcoming production of the opera on April 29 & 30, 2005 by Opera Grand Rapids in De Vos Hall
Symphony no. 9, in D minor, op. 125 (Choral) by Ludwig van Beethoven ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1957 in German and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symphony no. 3 Rückert-Lieder ; Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in German and English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symphony no. 3 3 Rückert-Lieder ; Das irdische Leben ; Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1992 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symphony no. 3, D minor 4 Rückert-Lieder ; Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit by Gustav Mahler ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symphony no. 8 in E-flat a 1950 concert performance by Gustav Mahler ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Fledermaus a Metropolitan Opera Association production by Johann Strauss ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1973 in German and English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The second hurricane In the beginning by Aaron Copland ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Mahler broadcasts 1948-1982 by Gustav Mahler ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eugene Onegin by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin on two CDs
Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125 Choral by Ludwig van Beethoven ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symphony no. 9"Choral" Leontyne Price, soprano Maureen Forrester, contralto David Poleri, tenor Giorgio Tozzi, bass Boston Symphony Orchestra Charles Munch, conductor New England Conservatory ChorusLorn a Cooke de Varon, director text included
Symphony no. 7 in E major ; Te Deum by Anton Bruckner ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1979 in Latin and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1945 and 2002 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Every once in a while the operatic stars align to create that rare performance that makes a familiar work sound brand new. The great Verdi baritone Leonard Warren delivers one of his most sublime portrayals as the hunchbacked jester Rigoletto who, thanks to his own twisted machinations, looses the only thing he cares about. Bidú Sayão is his beloved daughter Gilda, who captures the attention of the lascivious Duke, sung by the elegant and sweet-voiced Jussi Bjoerling. This is Verdi singing at its best
 
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