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Harper, Heather

Works: 888 works in 2,501 publications in 9 languages and 26,876 library holdings
Genres: Music  Musical settings  Drama  Live sound recordings  Operas  Fiction  Oratorios  Psychological fiction  Symphonies  Diary fiction 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Other, Author, Musician, Composer, Creator
Classifications: M1001, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Heather Harper
Symphony no. 8 by Gustav Mahler( Recording )

48 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 819 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
The Messiah by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

59 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 718 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
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

48 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small village in England, the story relates fisherman Peter Grimes' inability to become a part of the community. Because his apprentice has been drowned at sea, he has incurred the wrath and distrust of the townspeople
The turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten( )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 1981 in London
Le nozze di Figaro : K. 492 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the entire opera
King Priam by Michael Tippett( Recording )

38 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Kingsway Hall, London. Previously issued on LP
Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

46 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Colin Davis presents a powerful vision for Britten's greatest opera that brings new insights to the dark drama
War requiem : op. 66 ; Sinfonia da requiem : op. 20 ; Ballad of heroes : op. 14 by Benjamin Britten( )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seasons by Joseph Haydn( )

21 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heather Harper, soprano; Ryland Davies, tenor; John Shirley-Quirk, bass; B.B.C. Chorus and Symphony Orchestra; Colin Davis, conductor
Phaedra ; The rape of Lucretia by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at The Maltings, Snape, England, July 1970 (2nd work) and All Saints', Petersham, England, Mar. 1977 (1st work)
A sea symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Recording )

25 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of Maurice Ravel by Maurice Ravel( Recording )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in French and English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creation ; Missa in tempore belli by Joseph Haydn( )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pirates of Penzance ; Overtures by Arthur Sullivan( )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 9 : "choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

14 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A five-part exploration of Ludwig von Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, examining the music itself along with the historical and personal setting in which it was created"--Guide p. 2
Theodora by George Frideric Handel( )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenisk opførelse af Händels oratorium
A midsummer night's dream : op. 21/op. 61 = Ein Sommernachtstraum = Songe d'une nuit d'été by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

28 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fairy creatures meddle with varying results in the lives of humans wandering in the woods
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( )

18 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SYNOPSIS: In order to cure her unhappiness, Dido, queen of Carthage, marries the Trojan prince, Aeneas, who is madly in love with her. While Dido and Aeneas are out hunting, an evil Sorceress and her assistants plot the destruction of Dido and Carthage. Soon, an evil witch disguised as the God Mercury stops Aeneas. She tells him that he must abandon Carthage and found a new Troy on Latin soil. While Aeneas hates the thought of leaving Dido, he cannot refuse a god's command. In the end, Aeneas decides to defy the god's command and stay with Dido. Nevertheless, Dido refuses to stay with a lover who even considered leaving her and soon dies
Landmarks of 20th century music by Arnold Schoenberg( Recording )

8 editions published in 1968 in 3 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Layton leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and his own superb choral ensemble, Polyphony, in a powerful performance of Bach's most dramatic masterpiece, the St. John Passion. Joined by a starry team of soloists, Layton directs a particularly vivid account of the work, the excitement of the narrative drama contrasting with heartbreaking moments of reflection
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Buck, Heather 1930-

Charper, Chezer 1930-

Harper, Heather 1930-

Harper, Heather Mary 1930-

Heather Harper artiste lyrique

Heather Harper britische Sopranistin

Heather Harper soprano irlandese

Heather Harper zangeres uit Ierland

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