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Shirley-Quirk, John

Overview
Works: 1,184 works in 2,931 publications in 7 languages and 27,044 library holdings
Genres: Music  Musical settings  Drama  Interviews  Oratorios  Christmas music  Methods‡vSelf-instruction  Live sound recordings  Symphonies 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Narrator, Vocalist, Artist, Other, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M2000, 782.23
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Most widely held works by John Shirley-Quirk
Messiah by George Frideric Handel ( Recording )
67 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 796 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
Symphony no. 8 by Gustav Mahler ( Recording )
27 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first part of Mahler's 8th symphony is built around the 4th century Latin hymn Veni, Creator Spiritus (come, spirit of creation). The second part retells the final episode of Goethe's Faust in which the title character finds salvation. This recording also includes the Adagio from Mahler's 10th symphony and is the final installment of the San Francisco Symphony's Mahler cycle
Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten ( Recording )
47 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Mann's celebrated tale of unrequited love and death is given a new perspective in Benjamin Britten's final opera, first performed just a year and a half before this Met broadcast. The composer's long-time companion, tenor Peter Pears, reprises his world-premiere portrayal of Gustav von Aschenbach, the elderly and solitary novelist at the center of the story, who tragically falls in love with the beautiful youth Tadzio (played by a dancer). Pears is joined by two other veterans of the opera's world premiere--John Shirley-Quirk, who plays the seven characters that propel Aschenbach to his destiny, and conductor Steuart Bedford
A child of our time by Michael Tippett ( Recording )
34 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the 1938 assassination of a German diplomat in Paris by Jewish refugee Herschel Grynszpan, which led to Germany's Kristallnacht
A village Romeo and Juliet opera in six scenes by Frederick Delius ( Recording )
23 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 449 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
Curlew River by Benjamin Britten ( Recording )
28 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Curlew River: A Church Parable in One Act, op.71. Text: William Plomer
The holy sonnets of John Donne Songs and proverbs of William Blake ; Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War requiem op. 66 ; Sinfonia da requiem : op. 20 ; Ballad of heroes : op. 14 by Benjamin Britten ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roméo et Juliette by Hector Berlioz ( Recording )
30 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in 7 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roméo et Juliette: Symphonie dramatique avec choeurs, solos de chant et prologue en récitatif choral, op.17. Texte: Emile Deschamps
Samson by George Frideric Handel ( Recording )
22 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Samson: Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 57. Text: Newburgh Hamilton
Billy Budd, op. 50 by Benjamin Britten ( Recording )
25 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
GLOSSOP, Peter (baritone). PEARS, Peter (tenor). LANGDON, Michael (bass). SHIRLEY-QUIRK, John (baritone). LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. BRITTEN, Benjamin (conductor)
Chorus music by Arnold Schoenberg ( Recording )
11 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The light of life by Edward Elgar ( Recording )
21 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This CD is part of an edition released to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth, which presents all the major orchestral, choral, chamber and stage works, as well as many lesser pieces and rarities in interpretations by the 20th century's finest Elgarians
Hodie a Christmas cantata by Ralph Vaughan Williams ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1965 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. WILLCOCKS, David (conductor). BACH CHOIR. CHORISTERS OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY. BAKER, Janet (mezzo-soprano). LEWIS, Richard (tenor). SHIRLEY-QUIRK, John (baritone)
A midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten ( Recording )
27 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's enchanting tale is set to some of Benjamin Britten's most atmospheric music, with a libretto taken entirely from the text of the play. Countertenor Jochen Kowalski is Oberon, King of the Fairies, and Sylvia McNair sings his queen, Tytania. The ensemble cast also includes Nick Stahl as Puck, Nancy Gustafson as Helena, Jane Bunnell as Hermia, Kurt Streit as Lysander, and Rodney Gilfrey as Demetrius
Turangalîla-symphonie by Olivier Messiaen ( Recording )
8 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scenes from Goethe's Faust by Robert Schumann ( Recording )
25 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. BRITTEN, Benjamin (conductor). ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL SINGERS. WANDSWORTH SCHOOL CHOIR. FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich. HARWOOD, Elizabeth. SHIRLEY-QUIRK, John. PEARS, Peter
Ivan the Terrible Alexander Nevsky by Sergey Prokofiev ( )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Russian and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Symphony no. 4 Les espaces du sommeil ; Symphony no. 3 by Witold Lutosławski ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hippolyte et Aricie by Jean-Philippe Rameau ( Recording )
22 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Quirk, John Shirley.
Quirk John Shirley- 1931-....
Quirk, John Shirley 1931-2014
Quirk, Shirley 1931-2014
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Shirley Quirk, John 1931-2014
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Languages
English (255)
German (57)
French (44)
Russian (8)
Latin (4)
Multiple languages (2)
Dutch (1)