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Miles, Alastair

Works: 604 works in 1,617 publications in 7 languages and 25,114 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Songs and music  Oratorios  Live sound recordings  Drama  Musical settings  Music  Masses  Vespers (Music)  Songs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Actor, Other, Author, Musician
Classifications: M2000, 782.1
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Most widely held works by Alastair Miles
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 822 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 702 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
Vespro della Beata Vergine = Vespers of the Blessed Virgin = Marien-Vesper by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes by John Eliot Gardiner, and Latin text with English translation (31 p. : ill., port.) inserted in container
Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in French and English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Carlos: Grand opéra en cinq actes. Livret: Joseph Méry et Camille du Locle
Missa solemnis : op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

19 editions published in 1990 in 5 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem ; Quattro pezzi sacri by Giuseppe Verdi( Recording )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod( Recording )

6 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 504 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
Romeo et Juliette ; Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz( )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 492 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( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 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( )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 452 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( )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live at Stadthalle Göttingen, Germany, June 1989
Messe in C ; Ah! perfido ; Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

6 editions published in 1992 in Italian and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leonore by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thamos, König in Ägypten by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

9 editions published in 1993 in German and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rape of Lucretia : op. 37 by Benjamin Britten( )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ian Bostridge has continued to be a success in performing ever since his operatic debut in 1994. Collaborating with orchestras such as Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, BBC Symphony, New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic, he has proved to be a shining star in opera. In his latest release, he takes part in Brittens The Rape of Lucretia, a dark opera in which a woman named Lucretia commits suicide after being raped
Leonore ; Fidelio : op. 72 ; Ouvertüre Leonore I : op. 138 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

4 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lyric drama in four parts
Szenen aus Goethes Faust by Robert Schumann( )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 379 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" (
Der Messias by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alastair Miles

Alastair Miles British operatic and concert bass




Miless, Alastair

German (68)

English (64)

Italian (48)

Latin (39)

French (33)

Chinese (1)

Spanish (1)