WorldCat Identities

Stokes, Richard 1945-

Overview
Works: 103 works in 231 publications in 3 languages and 6,833 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Allegories  Operas  Live sound recordings  Musical settings  Science fiction television programs  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fantasy television programs  Television programs 
Roles: Translator, Producer, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 833.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Stokes
The Fischer-Dieskau book of lieder : the original texts of over seven hundred and fifty songs by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and German and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the acknowledged master interpreter of Lieder, this is a personal selection of more than 750 German art-song texts arranged with new English translations on facing pages, enabling the listener/reader to follow the texts line by line. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau has chose works from the well-known and the less well-known composers of Lied...The poets represented range from Goethe, Heine, Schiller, Mörike, Rilke, to Rückert, Hölderlin, and Wesdendonck The translations have remained faithful to both the meaning and the tone of the texts and are written in a clear and graceful English. Organized for the easiest possible use (the songs appear in alphabetical order title by title, and are cross-indexed by title, composer and first line) this is a basic and essential book for all students, singers, and lovers of Lieder, gathered and introduced by the man who name is synonymous with the great repertory of German song." -- Back cover
A French song companion by Graham Johnson( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A French Song Companion is a guide to French song. 150 composers and 700 song translations make this the handbook both for the seasoned enthusiast, and the newcomer to this repertory. Graham Johnson brings his experience to the biographical commentaries, and Richard Stokes, renowned for his translations of German Lieder, provides line-by-line translations of some of the greatest poems ever set to music."--Jacket
Torchwood by British Broadcasting Corporation( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Led by Captain Jack Harkness, the Torchwood team delves into the unknown and fights the impossible. From an underground base built on a rift in time and space, the team responds to any alien threat-- a meteorite crash landing, sightings of extra-terrestrial technology, an unusual autopsy report, the spread of a deadly alien virus. Everyone who works for Torchwood is under 35. Some day that's because it's a new science-- others say it's because they die young--Container
The Spanish song companion by Jacqueline Cockburn( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indeholder tekster til ca. 300 sange samt biografier af spanske komponister og sangskrivere
Torchwood by John Barrowman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a team of investigators, led by the enigmatic Captain Jack. Set in Cardiff, in the present day, the team uses scavenged alien technology in a very real world to solve crime both alien and human
Gabriel Fauré : the songs and their poets by Graham Johnson( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each song receives a separate commentary
Mahler's unknown letters by Gustav Mahler( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling brieven van de Oostenrijkse componist (1860-1911)
The complete church and secular cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lulu by Alban Berg( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 292 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
Wozzeck by Alban Berg( )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Levine, a longtime champion of this groundbreaking work, has conducted every Met performance of Wozzeck since 1974. He brings Berg's revolutionary score to dramatic life in this broadcast, leading an extraordinary cast headed by Christian Boesch and Hildegard Behrens. Boesch gives a heartbreaking performance as the poor, abused soldier of the title, and Behrens is stunning as his faithless and conflicted wife, Marie. Richard Cassilly sings the vain Drum Major who seduces her, and Ragnar Ulfung and Franz Mazura are the Captain and the Doctor, who mock and torture Wozzeck
One finger too many by Alfred Brendel( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A master of the piano, Alfred Brendel here turns in a deft performance as poet, building fantastic little "word machines" of extraordinary tensile strength. We are drawn immediately into a fun-house world of suspicious but wondrous goings-on: The supernumerary index finger of the pianist in the title poem, we're told, sometimes pointed out "an obstinate cougher in the hall/or emerged from beneath his tailcoat/beckoning a lady in the third row." Elsewhere, Beethoven, disguised as Salieri, poisons a sleeping Mozart and skulks away clutching, forever, Mozart's greatest possession - the key of C minor. And the conceptual artist Christo wraps the Three Tenors on the balcony of La Scala. These constantly surprising poems enchant even as they sting, revealing the light (and dark) side of Alfred Brendel, one of the world's greatest musicians. His followers will have to have this book, but so will anyone who enjoys readable poetry touched by a divine madness." --Book Jacket
Boulez on conducting : conversations with Cécile Gilly by Pierre Boulez( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a composer and conductor, Pierre Boulez regularly appears with the greatest orchestras in opera houses throughout the world. In these conversations with Cécile Gilly, he recalls not only the great moments of his career, but brings penetrating insights into the art of conducting
The book of Lieder : the original text of over 1000 songs by Richard Stokes( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and German and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marquise of O- by Heinrich von Kleist( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young widow of unblemished reputation, finding herself mysteriously pregnant, places a notice in the newspapers asking the father of the child she is carrying to make himself known so that she could marry him..."--Back cover
The trial by Franz Kafka( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrates the experiences and reactions of a respectable bank functionary after his abrupt arrest on an undisclosed charge
Playing the human game : collected poems of Alfred Brendel by Alfred Brendel( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dearest Father by Franz Kafka( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Dearest Father"" is a desperate attempt to retrace the origins of a turbulent and highly conflicted relationship between an unflinching parent and an extremely sensitive child
Gefunden : an anthology of German literature( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in German and English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural histories by Jules Renard( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delightful variation on the long tradition of bestiary writing, Jules Renard's short verse and prose poems have captured the imagination of readers and artists since they were originally written in 1894, with Ravel famously setting five of them to music. Presented in a new version by acclaimed translator Richard Stokes, this sumptuously produced volume will captivate and enchant new generations of readers the world over
 
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The Fischer-Dieskau book of lieder : the original texts of over seven hundred and fifty songs
Languages
English (116)

German (5)

Spanish (3)

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A French song companionTorchwoodThe Spanish song companionGabriel Fauré : the songs and their poetsThe complete church and secular cantatasOne finger too manyThe book of Lieder : the original text of over 1000 songsThe Marquise of O-