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Keenlyside, Simon

Works: 617 works in 1,379 publications in 9 languages and 19,407 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Cantatas  Requiems  Songs and music  Excerpts  Music  Biography  Songs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, br=, Other, Vocalist, Actor, Conductor, Contributor, br-, bar, Interviewee
Classifications: M1500, 782.1
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La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( )

43 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This recording contains the complete opera sung in Italian. The book contains the complete text of the libretto with annotations in both English and Italian, and a critical historical commentary. The text also includes the background of the composer, biographies of the principal singers and conductor
Carmina burana by Carl Orff( )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff in 1935 and 1936. It is based on 24 of the poems found in the medieval collection Carmina Burana
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and German and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small fishing community on the east coast of England, the story of conflict between an individual and a society that sees him as an outsider
Pagliacci by Ruggiero Leoncavallo( )

14 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete in two acts, sung in Italian
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Melville's gripping story of good and evil, set on an 18th-century British warship, inspired one of Britten's most brilliant operas. Richard Stillwell is Billy, the young sailor with a stammer and a pure heart whose goodness arouses the hatred of Claggart (James Morris). When Claggart falsely accuses Billy of attempting to incite mutiny, Billy strikes and accidentally kills him. Captain Vere (sung by Peter Pears, Britten's partner and creator of the role, in his last Met performance) has no choice but to have Billy hanged for murder, even though Claggart's changes are false. Peter Glossop is Mr. Redburn and Raymond Leppard conducts
In search of Mozart by Phil Grabsky( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 498 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
The magic flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abridged English-language version of Mozart's immortal opera, seen at the Met as the annual holiday presentation for families, is conducted by renowned Mozartian Jane Glover. Alek Shrader stars as Tamino, the young prince who finds himself on a quest to rescue and win the beautiful Pamina, sung by Heidi Stober. Nathan Gunn is Tamino's companion, the birdcatcher Papageno, and Eric Owens sings Sarastro, the man who holds Pamina captive--to protect her from her mother, the evil Queen of the Night, sung by Kathryn Lewek
The Tempest by Thomas Adès( Recording )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cutting-edge composer Thomas Ades follows up his successful opera Powder Her Face with an ambitious interpretation of Shakespeare's The Tempest
Requiem by Gabriel Fauré( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem by Benjamin Britten( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public awareness of Benjamin Britten's person and works advanced dramatically -- even explosively -- twice during his lifetime. The first time was in 1945, when his opera Peter Grimes was produced for the postwar reopening of Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. The second time followed the premier at Coventry and the subsequent series of performances all across Europe and North America of the War Requiem. Except to those provincials who thought that milky pastoral was the only idiom appropriate for an Englishman and who also found the young Britten too clever by half, the triumph of Peter Grimes marked not just the confirmation of a prodigious talent; it represented a moment of hope that, for the first time since the death of Henry Purcell in 1695, England had produced a composer of international stature. The impact the War Requiem made 17 years later was wider and deeper by far. Britten, approaching 50, had become an artist whose every new utterance was awaited with the most lively interest and the highest expectations. The War Requiem, moreover, was tied to a pair of events that were heavily freighted with history and emotion: the destruction of Coventry Cathedral in an air raid during the night of November 14-15, 1940, and its reconsecration more than 21 years later. Its first performance was planned as an international event with respect both to participants and audience. Most importantly, the War Requiem was a weighty and poignant statement on the subject of piercingly urgent concern to much of humankind. In the War Requiem, Britten drew on forces larger and more complex than in any previous work of his. The basic division of the performers is into two groups, reflecting the dual source of the words; the libretto stands in a relation of text (the Latin Missa pro defunctis) and commentary (the nine Owen poems). The Latin text is essentially the province of the large mixed chorus, but from this there is spillover in two opposite directions: the solo soprano represents a heightening of the choral singing at its most emotional, while the boys' choir represents liturgy at its most distanced. The mixed chorus and solo soprano are accompanied by the full orchestra; the boys' choir, whose sound should be distant, is supported by an organ. All this constitutes one group. The other group consists of the tenor and baritone soloists, whose province is the series of Owen songs; they are accompanied by the chamber orchestra. - Program notes / Michael Steinberg
Ralph Vaughan Williams by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigénie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck( )

18 editions published in 2001 in 5 languages and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gluck's deeply moving masterpiece returned to the Met in 2007 after an absence of 90 years, featuring an all-star cast vibrantly conducted by Louis Langrée in his company debut. Oreste, sung by the incomparable Plácido Domingo, is hounded by the furies for murdering his mother. He has been shipwrecked on Tauris where he and his friend Pylade (Paul Groves) are condemned to die at the hands of the priestess Iphigénie (Susan Graham). At the sacrificial altar Oreste and Iphigénie suddenly realize they are brother and sister--and face slaughter by the angry king Thoas (William Shimell)
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jussi Bjoerling and Bidu Sayao star as the famous star crossed lovers in this February 1947 performance of Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
Berlin gala : songs of love and desire by Berliner Philharmoniker( )

7 editions published in 1999 in 4 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonie no. 3 ; Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Gustav Mahler( )

3 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2003 production of Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute) recorded live at Covent Garden
Requiem by Gabriel Fauré( )

3 editions published in 1998 in Latin and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple gifts by Vancouver Chamber Choir( Recording )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pearl fishers : highlights by Georges Bizet( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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