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London Sinfonietta

Works: 1,403 works in 2,750 publications in 9 languages and 31,471 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Music  Orchestral music  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Film adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician, orc, Proofreader, ens, Patron
Classifications: M1001, 782.1
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Publications about London Sinfonietta
Publications by London Sinfonietta
Most widely held works by London Sinfonietta
Symphony no. 3, opus 36 (1976) by Henryk Mikołaj Górecki( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,143 libraries worldwide
Show boat by Jerome Kern( Sound Recording )
32 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 905 libraries worldwide
Show Boat: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Oscar Hammerstein
Kiri sings Kern by Jerome Kern( file )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 422 libraries worldwide
King Priam by Michael Tippett( Sound Recording )
30 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 405 libraries worldwide
Recorded in Kingsway Hall, London, November, 1980
Death in Venice by Benjamin Britten( visu )
26 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
Describes the grandeur and shabbiness of Venice in the grip of disease. Portrays the moral and physical degeneration of Aschenbach, the writer whose obsessive and self-devouring pursuit of beauty in the form of the boy Tadzio leads him to humiliation and death
John's book of alleged dances Gnarly buttons by John Adams( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 1998 in 5 languages and held by 389 libraries worldwide
Three occasions for orchestra Violin concerto ; Concerto for orchestra by Elliott Carter( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
"Living toys" by Thomas Adès( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 358 libraries worldwide
The Jazz album a tribute to the jazz age by Simon Rattle( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Symphonia sum fluxae pretium spei ; Clarinet concerto by Elliott Carter( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Des canyons aux étoiles Oiseaux exotiques ; Couleurs de la cité céleste by Olivier Messiaen( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1988 in No Linguistic Content and French and held by 334 libraries worldwide
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Synopsis ACT I: Anne Trulove is in the garden of her father's country house with her suitor, Tom Rakewell, admiring the springtime. Sending Anne into the house, her father, Trulove, tells Tom he has arranged an accountant's job for him in the city. Tom declines the offer and the older man leaves. A stranger enters as Tom declares his determination to live by his wits and enjoy life. When he says "I wish I had money," the stranger introduces himself as Nick Shadow, "at your service." Shadow tells Tom that a forgotten rich uncle has died, leaving the young man a fortune. Anne and Trulove return to hear the news, the latter urging Tom to accompany Shadow to London to settle the estate. As Tom leaves, promising to send for Anne as soon as everything is arranged, Shadow turns to the audience to announce, "the Progress of a Rake begins." At a brothel in the city, whores entertain a group of "roaring boys," dissolute young playboys; together they toast Venus and Mars. Shadow coaxes Tom to recite for the madam, Mother Goose, the catechism he has taught him: to follow nature rather than doctrine, to seek beauty (which is perishable) and pleasure (which means different things to different people). Tom refuses, however, to define love. Turning back the clocks when he sees Tom restless to escape, Shadow commends him to the pursuit of hedonism with these companions. Tom responds with ruminations of love. When the whores offer to console him, Mother Goose claims him for herself and leads him off. As evening falls, Anne leaves her father's house, determined to find Tom, since she has heard nothing from him. ACT II: Tom, who is in the morning room of his house in the city, is beginning to tire of city pleasures and no longer dares to think of Anne. When he says "I wish I were happy," Shadow appears, showing a poster for Baba the Turk, a bearded lady whom he urges Tom to marry, because only when one is obligated to neither passion nor reason can one be truly free. Amused by the idea, Tom gets ready to go out. Anne approaches Tom's house but is hesitant to knock. As darkness falls, she sees servants enter with strangely shaped packages. A conveyance arrives and Tom steps out. Startled to see Anne, he says she must forget him, he cannot go back to her. Baba calls out from the sedan, whereupon Tom admits to the astonished Anne that he is married. Hurried along by Baba's impatient remarks, Anne faces the bitter realities, while Tom repeats that it is too late to turn back. As Tom helps Baba from the sedan, a curious crowd gathers. Anne hurriedly leaves. In his morning room, Tom sits sulking amid Baba's curios as she chatters about the origin of each. When he refuses to respond to her affection, she complains bitterly. Tom silences her and she remains motionless as Tom falls asleep. Shadow wheels in a strange contraption, and when Tom awakens, saying "Oh I wish it were true," the machine turns out to be his dream: an invention for making stones into bread. Seeing it as a means of redemption for his misdeeds, Tom wonders whether he might again deserve Anne. Shadow points out the device's usefulness in gulling potential investors. ACT III: On a spring afternoon, the same scene (including the stationary Baba) is set for an auction. Customers examine the various objects: Tom's business venture has ended in ruin. Amid rumors as to what has become of Tom, Anne enters in search of him. An auctioneer, Sellem, begins to hawk various objects -- including Baba, who resumes her chatter after the crowd bids to purchase her. Indignant at finding her belongings up for sale, she tries to order everyone out. She draws Anne aside, saying the girl should try to save Tom, who still loves her. Anne, hearing Tom and Shadow singing in the street, runs out. Shadow leads Tom to a graveyard with a freshly dug grave, where he reminds the young man that a year and a day have passed since he promised to serve him: now the servant claims his wage. Tom must end his life by any means he chooses before the stroke of twelve. Suddenly, Shadow offers a reprieve: they will gamble for Tom's soul. When Tom, placing his trust in the Queen of Hearts, calls upon Anne, and her voice is heard, Shadow realizes he has lost. In retaliation, he condemns Tom to insanity. As Shadow disappears and dawn rises, Tom -- gone mad -- imagines himself Adonis, waiting for Venus. In an insane asylum, Tom declares Venus will visit him, whereupon fellow inmates mock the idea. The Keeper admits Anne. Believing her to be Venus, Tom confesses his sins: "I hunted the shadows, disdaining thy true love." Briefly they imagine timeless love in Elysium. With his head upon her breast, Tom asks her to sing him to sleep. As she does, her voice moves the other inmates. Trulove comes to fetch his daughter, who bids the sleeping Tom farewell. When he wakens to find her gone, he cries out for Venus as the inmates sing "Mourn for Adonis." EPILOGUE: The principals gather to tell the moral that each finds in the story. Anne warns that not every man can hope for someone like her to save him; Baba warns that all men are mad; Tom warns against self-delusion, to Trulove's agreement; Shadow mourns his role as man's alter ego; and all concur that the devil finds work for idle hands
Chorus music by Arnold Schoenberg( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in German and No Linguistic Content and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Recital I (for Cathy) by Luciano Berio( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 301 libraries worldwide
Kurt Weil on broadway by Kurt Weill( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and German and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Chamber symphony Grand pianola music by John Adams( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Chamber Symphony for fifteen instruments / Grand Pianola Music for two pianos, three female voices, wind instruments and percussion
Annie get your gun Music Theater of Lincoln Center original cast album by Irving Berlin( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Annie Get Your Gun: Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Book: Herbert and Dorothy Fields
Brigadoon by Frederick Loewe( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and German and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Daniel variations by Steve Reich( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Carnaval des animaux Phaéton ; Le rouet d'Omphale ; Danse macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Bevat: Le carnaval des animaux; Phaeton; Le Rouet d'Omphale; Danse macabre Decca 414 460-2
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