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Miles, Alastair

Works: 530 works in 1,544 publications in 7 languages and 24,373 library holdings
Genres: Songs and music  Operas  Live sound recordings  Oratorios  Drama  Musical settings  Songs  Music  Masses  Excerpts 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Actor, Author, Other, Musician
Classifications: M2000, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Alastair Miles
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in German and No Linguistic content and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 688 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
Vespro della Beata Vergine = Vespers of the Blessed Virgin = Marien-Vesper by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes by John Eliot Gardiner, and Latin text with English translation (31 p. : ill., port.) inserted in container
Szenen aus Goethes Faust by Robert Schumann( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Am Pult des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks: der herausragende englische Dirigent Daniel Harding. Er präsentiert mit den "Faust-Szenen"ein groß angelegtes Meisterstück, das die komplexe und hochphilosophische literarische Vorlage von Goethe in einer losen Szenenfolge musikalisch nachzeichnet. Immer wieder beschäftigte sich Schumann gerade in seinem letzten Lebensjahrzehnt mit den Möglichkeiten, die im vokal-symphonischen und musikdramatischen Komponieren liegen. Die Partie des Faust gestaltet der außergewöhnliche Bariton Christian Gerhaher, ihm zur Seite stehen Christiane Karg als Gretchen sowie weitere international hoch angesehene Solisten, der Kammerchor der Augsburger Domsingknaben und der Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks" (
Missa solemnis : op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

23 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem ; Quattro pezzi sacri by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

21 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( Recording )

5 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyric Opera commentaries by Alfred Glasser, Director of Education, Emeritus; Lyric Opera of Chicago. Project of the Women's Board of Lyric Opera
Roméo et Juliette by Hector Berlioz( )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roméo et Juliette: Symphonie dramatique avec choeurs, solos de chant et prologue en récitatif choral, op. 17. Texte: Emile Deschamps
L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato by George Frideric Handel( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even though it's hardly ever performed or recorded, L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato is one of Handel's most beautiful and musically valuable oratorios. Peter Neumann, along with the Cologne Chamber Choir and the Collegium Cartusianum, has shown himself to be an empathic advocate of the work, the insider tip among Handel's oratorios
Agrippina by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composed in 1709, Agrippina is an opera seria in three acts on a libretto by Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani. The opera tells the story of Agrippina, the mother of Nero, as she plots the downfall of the Roman Emperor Claudius and the installation of her son as emperor. Grimani's libretto, considered one of the best that Handel set, is full of topical political allusions. Some believe that it reflects the rivalry between Grimani and Pope Clement XI. Jacobs performs the work in its original version
Saul by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saul: Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 53. Text: Charles Jennens
Messe in C ; Ah! perfido ; Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

8 editions published in 1992 in 3 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meeresstille und Glückliche Fahrt: Kantate für Chor und Orchester, op. 112. Text: Johann Wolfgang Goethe / Ah, perfido: Szene und Arie für Sopran und Orchester, op. 65. Text: Anonym / Messe C-Dur für Soli, Chor und Orchester, op. 86
Leonore by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thamos, König in Ägypten by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

13 editions published in 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonore ; Fidelio : op. 72 ; Ouvertüre Leonore I : op. 138 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

4 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lyric drama in four parts
The rape of Lucretia : op. 37 by Benjamin Britten( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missa Sancti Nicolai ; Theresienmesse by Joseph Haydn( )

7 editions published in 1993 in Latin and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alastair Miles British operatic and concert bass




Miless, Alastair

German (76)

English (62)

Latin (60)

Italian (52)

French (33)

Chinese (1)

Spanish (1)