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Ainsley, John Mark

Works: 886 works in 2,134 publications in 5 languages and 21,923 library holdings
Genres: Music  Drama  Live sound recordings  Oratorios  Musical settings  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television programs  Filmed operas  Songs 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Author, Narrator, per, Other, Musician, 805, Actor
Classifications: M2000, 782.1
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Publications about John Mark Ainsley
Publications by John Mark Ainsley
Most widely held works by John Mark Ainsley
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Sound Recording )
32 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 385 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
Symphony of Psalms Three motets ; Mass ; Canticum sacrum by Igor Stravinsky( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1991 in Latin and held by 337 libraries worldwide
The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( file )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 326 libraries worldwide
"In 'The Fairy Queen,' two artistic geniuses met. The scenario is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; the music is by Henry Purcell, the greatest English composer of his day. The result is one of the first great operas, a dazzling display of music and emotion that has lost none of its power since its premiere in 1692. Much of the music has come to have a life beyond the opera itself: songs such as "The Plaint," "Thrice Happy Lovers" and "Hark! The Echoing air" now regularly grace the concert hall stage, a delight for singers and audiences alike. This studio recording was made with Australia's pre-eminent independent opera company, Pinchgut Opera, in 2003, and is re-released here in deluxe packaging. The cast features the finest Australian singers (Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell and Paul McMahon to name but three) under the direction of Baroque specialist Antony Walker. The period instruments of the Orchestra of the Antipodes provide accompaniment of vibrant colour and immediacy." --
Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 321 libraries worldwide
An oratorio after words from the Old Testament, Op.70
Jephtha by George Frideric Handel( file )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Jephtha: Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 70. Text: Thomas Morell
The pirates of Penzance by Arthur Sullivan( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Brigadoon by Frederick Loewe( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Notable for containing instrumental music from the score not heard on previous albums, the studio recreation of the Lerner and Loewe musical features a striking version of the show
Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach( file )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 290 libraries worldwide
In years defaced Prelude, op. 25 ; Romance, op. 11 ; Concerto for small orchestra and solo violin by Gerald Finzi( file )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 283 libraries worldwide
Performances of Berlioz's epic masterpiece are rare events--under James Levine's inspired leadership, the stellar cast and the Met's chorus and orchestra triumphantly meet the enormous challenge. Ben Heppner is the legendary Trojan hero Aeneas who escapes the doomed city of Troy and falls in love with the beautiful Queen of Carthage, Dido, sung by the radiant Lorraine Hunt Lieberson in her final appearance at the Met. Deborah Voigt is breathtaking as Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess who sees the looming calamity but is ignored
Spring symphony op. 44 ; Hymn to St. Cecilia, op. 27 ; Five flower songs, op. 47 by Benjamin Britten( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Messiah by George Frideric Handel( file )
31 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 264 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
Dioclesian ; Masque from Timon of Athens by Henry Purcell( file )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Dardanus by Jean-Philippe Rameau( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 248 libraries worldwide
A young man's exhortation Till earth outwears ; Oh fair to see by Gerald Finzi( file )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Saul by George Frideric Handel( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Recorded live at Stadthalle Göttingen, Germany, June 1989
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( visu )
14 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Glyndebourne has a proud association with the operas of Benjamin Britten, however until 2010 had never staged Billy Budd. The all-male opera with a libretto co-written by E.M. Forster, is based on the battle between pure good and blind evil, and is set on a British man-'o-war ship. Michael Grandage, Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse, chose this work to make his long-awaited operatic debut. Sir Mark Elder returned to conduct the production, marking the 100th opera production in his illustrious career
Merciless beauty Two English folk songs ; Ten Blake songs ; Along the field ; On Wenlock edge by Ralph Vaughan Williams( file )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Anon in love and other chamber works by William Walton( file )
9 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Requiem da camera by Gerald Finzi( file )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 223 libraries worldwide
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Ainsley, John M. 1963-
Ainsley, John Mark, 1963-
Ainsley, Mark 1963-
John Mark Ainsley artiste lyrique
John Mark Ainsley Brits operazanger
John Mark Ainsley englischer Tenor
ג'ון מארק איינסלי
English (135)
French (26)
German (18)
Latin (14)
Dutch (2)
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