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Orchestra of St. Luke's

Works: 466 works in 1,103 publications in 6 languages and 23,298 library holdings
Genres: Music  Drama  Musical settings  Violin and piano music, Arranged  Live sound recordings  Poetry  Concertos  Concert television programs  Concert films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician, orc
Classifications: M1112, 782.1
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Publications about Orchestra of St. Luke's
Publications by Orchestra of St. Luke's
Most widely held works by Orchestra of St. Luke's
Baroque duet by Kathleen Battle( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 1,053 libraries worldwide
Voice of the violin by Joshua Bell( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,015 libraries worldwide
" ... This rising megastar has certainly pulled off another flawless performance."--All Music Guide
Nixon in China an opera in three acts by John Adams( Sound Recording )
37 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 982 libraries worldwide
Nixon in China: Opera in Three Acts. Libretto: Alice Goodman
Bel canto by Renée Fleming( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 623 libraries worldwide
Knoxville, summer of 1915 by Dawn Upshaw( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 libraries worldwide
Arias by Johann Sebastian Bach( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 534 libraries worldwide
Bach's cantatas make use of an amazing diversity of instruments, both old and new. Among the 'new' instruments was the violoncello piccolo, a rare type of cello that was popular for a brief period at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The addition of a fifth, higher string provided the instrument a unique lightness and delicacy in the upper registers. This collection featuring cellist Ophelie Gaillard and the ensemble Pulcinella focuses on arias from Bach's cantatas that are scored for the violoncello piccolo. The arias are interspersed with instrumental transcriptions from the Sch++bler Chorales and the Orgelb++chlein. Vocal soloists include soprano Sandrine Piau, tenor Emiliano Gonzalez Toro and alto Christophe Dumaux
A Christmas celebration by Kathleen Battle( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 498 libraries worldwide
Violin concerto Shaker loops by John Adams( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1996 in No Linguistic Content and held by 494 libraries worldwide
The wound-dresser Fearful symmetries by John Adams( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 419 libraries worldwide
The world so wide by Dawn Upshaw( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Le quattro stagioni The four seasons by Antonio Vivaldi( file )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in No Linguistic Content and German and held by 398 libraries worldwide
DVD: Le Quattro stagioni = The four seasons ; played by I Musici in a film by Anton Van Munster exploring Venice--past, present and future. In addition to elegant vistas of Vivaldi's native city, the film features numerous paintings by such masters as Canaletto, Guardi and Tintoretto, as well as the fabulous costumes sported by Venice's citizens during its unique Winter Carnival
Of thee I sing ; Let 'em eat cake by George Gershwin( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 386 libraries worldwide
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( file )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 361 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
Three Greek ballets by Igor Stravinsky( file )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 346 libraries worldwide
George & Ira Gershwin's Oh, Kay! by George Gershwin( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 340 libraries worldwide
A Carnegie Hall Christmas concert by Kathleen Battle( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Listen to the storyteller : a trio of musical tales from around the world by Wynton Marsalis( file )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
A collection of three original tales derived from diverse cultural and folktale traditions
Concerto & sonata for 2 pianos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( file )
2 editions published in 1995 in No Linguistic Content and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Visions of love Mozart arias by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 1996 in Italian and No Linguistic Content and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Rossini gala by Gioacchino Rossini( file )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Bevat gedeelten uit o.a.: Le siege de Corinthe, La donna del lago, La cenerentola, Stabat Mater, Guillaume Tell en Petite messe solenelle. Met o.a. Marilyn Horne, Frederica von Stade, Rockwell Blake, Chris Merritt, Thomas Hampson en Samuel Ramey. EMI CDC 7 54643 2
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Orchestra of Saint Luke's.
Orchestra of St Luke's
Orchestra of St Luke's New York
Orchestra of St. Luke's New York, NY
Saint Luke's orchestra
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble
St Luke's orchestra
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