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Tear, Robert

Works: 1,574 works in 3,592 publications in 9 languages and 32,118 library holdings
Genres: Music  Musical settings  Drama  Television adaptations  Biography  Anecdotes  Film adaptations  Oratorios  Requiems  Christmas music 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Author, per, Lyricist, Librettist, Artist, Other, l4, Instrumentalist, Commentator
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
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Most widely held works about Robert Tear
Most widely held works by Robert Tear
Lulu [Oper in drei Akten nach den Tragödien Erdgeist und Büchse der Pandora von Frank Wedekind] by Alban Berg( Recording )

42 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christine Schäfer sings the title role in Berg's twelve-tone masterpiece--the femme fatale who so enthralls admirers both male and female that they are powerless to halt their own destruction. Among them are Dr. Schön (James Courtney) and his son Alwa (David Kuebler), the Countess Geschwitz (Hanna Schwarz), the Painter (Clifton Forbes), two princes, an acrobat, and a schoolboy. But the magnetic Lulu is the emotional vortex around which everything revolves--all the way through her own downward spiral, until she is brutally murdered by Jack the Ripper. Maestro James Levine brings unparalleled insight and unexpected lyricism to the score, leading a powerful performance
A village Romeo and Juliet opera in six scenes by Frederick Delius( Recording )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Village Romeo and Juliet: Lyric Drama in Six Scenes based on the novella Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe by Gottfried Keller
King Priam by Michael Tippett( Recording )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Kingsway Hall, London, November, 1980
Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Italian and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A battle of the sexes, loaded with confusion, mixed identities, a boy dressed up as a girl, and hilarious dialogue with plenty of double entendre. The impending marriage of Figaro to Susanna is threatened by the scheming of Count Almaviva, who desires Susanna for himself, and Marcellina, who wants to marry Figaro herself. All problems are resolved with the help of Countess Almaviva, and the couple are able to marry
Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britten's adaptation of Thomas Mann's novel about the middle-aged German writer, Aschenbach's anguished passion for a Polish youth met during a holiday in Venice, and its tragic consequences
Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini( Recording )

25 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's opera about a pair of doomed lovers
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

29 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 359 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
Samson by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samson oratorio Hans-Ulrich Mielsch, tenor Gertraut Stoklassa, soprano Ursula Zollenkopf, Contralto Lothar Ostenburg, baritone Guther Wilhelms, bass Renate Czesla, soprano Longin Apkalns, tenor Gunther Weissenborn, conductor Notes
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text in Latin and English
Christmas oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weihnachts-Oratorium, Teil 1-6, für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, BWV 248
Béatrice et Bénédict by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

37 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Béatrice et Bénédict: Opéra comique en deux actes imité de Shakespeare
Ivan the Terrible Alexander Nevsky by Sergey Prokofiev( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Russian and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hippolyte et Aricie by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Recording )

27 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les contes d'Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who could resist the tales of Hoffmann when ardent-voiced tenor Nicolai Gedda as the title hero of Offenbach's opera spins them? Combining dark German romanticism with scintillating music, the stories tell of the poet's ill-fated relationships with four women. Gedda is paired with the great singing actor George London as his constant nemesis. Jean Morel conducts this French masterpiece
Das Klagende Lied by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) DOSE, Helena (soprano). (1) HODGSON, Alfreda (mezzo-soprano). (1) TEAR, Robert (tenor). (1) REA, Sean (baritone). (1) CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS. (1) CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. (1) RATTLE, Simon (conductor)
Roméo et Juliette op. 17 ; dramatische Sinfonie nach Shakespeares Trauerspiel by Hector Berlioz( Recording )

23 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in 7 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roméo et Juliette: Symphonie dramatique avec choeurs, solos de chant et prologue en récitatif choral, op.17. Texte: Emile Deschamps
Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610) by Claudio Monteverdi( Recording )

16 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(1) GOMEZ, Jill (soprano). (1) PALMER, Felicity (soprano). (1) BOWMAN, James (counter-tenor). (1) TEAR, Robert (tenor). (1) LANGRIDGE, Philip (tenor). (1) SHIRLEY-QUIRK, John (baritone). (1) RIPPON, Michael (bass). (1) MONTEVERDI CHOIR. (1) MONTEVERDI ORCHESTRA. (1) SALISBURY CATHEDRAL BOYS' CHOIR. (1) PHILIP JONES BRASS ENSEMBLE. (1) DAVID MUNROW RECORDER ENSEMBLE. (1) GARDNER, John Eliot (conductor)
Ode for St. Cecilia's Day by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From harmony, from heav'nly harmony: Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day for soloists, chorus, orchestra and continuo, HWV 76. Text: John Dryden
The knot garden by Michael Tippett( Recording )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'oca del Cairo K. 422 ; Lo sposo deluso : K. 430 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Recording )

3 editions published in 1991 in Italian and English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tear, Robert 1939-