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Beethoven: Songs & Folksongs / Bostridge, Pappano, Frang, Altstaedt

Bostridge,Ian / Pappano,Antonio
Release Date: 08/07/2020 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 527643  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ian BostridgeAntonio PappanoVilde FrangNicolas Altstaedt
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

At the heart of this program of Beethoven songs performed by Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano is the song cycle An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved). Bostridge describes it as "the distillation of Beethoven as lover". Among the other items are the rapturously lyrical 'Adelaide', the sombre 'In questa tomba oscura' and a selection of Beethoven's settings of folksongs from the British Isles, which elicit the participation of violinist Vilde Frang and cellist Nicolas Altstaedt. "When we all play together," says Pappano, "it's like a family making music at home."

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rEVIEWS:

In The Song of the Flea, Pappano invests the fidgety piano part with piquant
Read more playfulness whilst allowing Bostridge to flex his comedic muscles to the full. In An die ferne Geliebte, Bostridge’s warm lyricism casts an enveloping spell – though some of his expressive traits can be a touch predictable, their range circumscribed if affecting.

– BBC Music Magazine

This newcomer fuses Bostridge’s detailed, borderline fussy manner with Pappano’s sprightly playing, buoyant and delicate. One misses limpidness in Bostridge’s tone, admittedly, but he makes the songs his own in a performance that is never less than engaging and, as usual, conveys an unflinching and persuasive belief in the material.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815-1816; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Adelaide, Op. 46 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sehnsucht, WoO 134 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Songs (6), Op. 75: no 3, Aus Goethes Faust by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Zärtliche Liebe, WoO 123 "Ich liebe dich" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
6.
In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Songs (8), Op. 52: no 4, Maigesang by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1796; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Andenken, WoO 136 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Resignation, WoO 149 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Irish Songs (12), WoO 154: no 4, The pulse of an Irishman by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano),
Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1816; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Irish Songs (12), WoO 154: no 5, Oh! who, my dear Dermot by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano),
Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1816; Vienna, Austria 
12.
British Songs (7), WoO 158b: no 6, O Mary, ye's be clad in silk by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano),
Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello)
13.
Welsh Songs (26), WoO 155: no 25, The parting kiss by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano),
Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1817; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Scottish Songs (25), Op. 108: no 8, The lovely lass of Inverness by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano),
Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Irish Songs (25), WoO 152: no 1, The Return to Ulster by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano),
Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1814; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Irish Songs (25), WoO 152: no 8, Come draw we round a cheerful ring by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano),
Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1814; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Scottish Songs (25), Op. 108: no 2, Sunset by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano),
Nicolas Altstaedt (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Songs (8), Op. 52: no 7, Marmotte by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1790-1792; Bonn, Germany 

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