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John Shirley-Quirk

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John Stanton Shirley-Quirk CBE (28 August 1931 – 7 April 2014) was an English bass-baritone. A member of the English Opera Group during 1964–76, he gave premiere performances of several operatic and vocal works by Benjamin Britten, recording these and other ...

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Biography

John Stanton Shirley-Quirk CBE (28 August 1931 – 7 April 2014) was an English bass-baritone. A member of the English Opera Group during 1964–76, he gave premiere performances of several operatic and vocal works by Benjamin Britten, recording these and other works under the composer's direction. He also sang and recorded a wide range of works by other composers, ranging from Handel through Tchaikovsky to Henze.

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Changes: A Nocturnal Cycle, Part II
The Fairy Queen: Next winter comes slowly; Hail! Great parent
The Fairy Queen: Next winter comes slowly; Hail! Great parent
Choir
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
2 Poems of Paul Verlaine, arr. for baritone and chamber ensemble
2 Poems of Paul Verlaine, arr. for baritone and chamber ensemble
Conductor
Songs from ‘Des knaben Wunderhorn’ – Lob des hohen Verstandes
Songs from ‘Des knaben Wunderhorn’ – Lob des hohen Verstandes
Performer
Gustav Mahler
Bernard Haitink
Concertgebouw Orchestra
Dichterliebe  OP 48: Aus alten Marchen winkt es (feat. John Shirley-Quirk & Leon Fleisher)
Dichterliebe OP 48: Aus alten Marchen winkt es (feat. John Shirley-Quirk & Leon Fleisher)
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Tit for tat - 5 settings from boyhood of poems ..., Autumn (feat. John Shirley-Quirk)
Tit for tat - 5 settings from boyhood of poems ..., Autumn (feat. John Shirley-Quirk)
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Carmina Burana (excerpts) (feat. John Shirley-Quirk, Southend Boys' Choir, Brighton Festival Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Antal Doráti)
Carmina Burana (excerpts) (feat. John Shirley-Quirk, Southend Boys' Choir, Brighton Festival Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Antal Doráti)
Composer
Death in Venice - opera in 2 acts  Op.88 (feat. John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra & Steuart Bedford)
Death in Venice - opera in 2 acts Op.88 (feat. John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, English Chamber Orchestra & Steuart Bedford)
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8 Folksongs, arr. for voice and harp (or piano)
8 Folksongs, arr. for voice and harp (or piano)
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Shallow Brown (feat. John Shirley-Quirk, The Ambrosian Singers & English Chamber Orchestra)
Shallow Brown (feat. John Shirley-Quirk, The Ambrosian Singers & English Chamber Orchestra)
Profiscere, Anima Christiana/Go in the name of Angels (Dream of Gerontius) (feat. Sir Simon Rattle, John Shirley-Quirk & City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)
Profiscere, Anima Christiana/Go in the name of Angels (Dream of Gerontius) (feat. Sir Simon Rattle, John Shirley-Quirk & City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)
The Kingdom, Op. 51: part V (feat. Sir Adrian Boult, London Philharmonic Choir, Margaret Price, John Shirley-Quirk, Yvonne Minton, Alexander Young & London Philharmonic Orchestra)
The Kingdom, Op. 51: part V (feat. Sir Adrian Boult, London Philharmonic Choir, Margaret Price, John Shirley-Quirk, Yvonne Minton, Alexander Young & London Philharmonic Orchestra)
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