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Britten: Songs / Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano

Bostridge,Ian
Release Date: 05/21/2013 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 334302   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian BostridgeAntonio PappanoXuefei Yang
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ian Bostridge is one of the only few tenors who specialize in lieder. Known for his distinctive voice and performance style who finds the essence of music, Bostridge is not only a vocalist who inspires passionate debate but also divides opinions. English composer Benjamin Britten was one of the most prolific song composers of the 20th century. His song cycles were an important part of his body of work. In celebration of Britten's 100th birthday anniversary, Ian Bostridge releases a recital disc devoted to the composer's lieder. Supporting Bostridge in this recording are Antonio Pappano playing piano, and Xuefei Yang playing guitar. Ian Bostridge is one of the only few tenors who specialize in lieder. Known for his distinctive voice and performance style who finds the essence of music, Bostridge is not only a vocalist who inspires passionate debate but also divides opinions. English composer Benjamin Britten was one of the most prolific song composers of the 20th century. His song cycles were an important part of his body of work. In celebration of Britten's 100th birthday anniversary, Ian Bostridge releases a recital disc devoted to the composer's lieder. Supporting Bostridge in this recording are Antonio Pappano playing piano, and Xuefei Yang playing guitar. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Winter Words, Op. 52 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; England 
2.
Who are these Children?, Op. 84 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; England 
3.
Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, Op. 22 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; England 
4.
Songs from the Chinese, Op. 58 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Xuefei Yang (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 
5.
Hölderlin-Fragmente (6) by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Antonio Pappano (Piano)
Written: 1958 

Sound Samples

Winter Words Op. 52: 1. At Day-close in November
Winter Words Op. 52: 2. Midnight on the Great Western (or The Journeying Boy)
Winter Words Op. 52: 3. Wagtail and Baby (A Satire)
Winter Words Op. 52: 4. The Little Old Table
Winter Words Op. 52: 5. The Choirmaster's Burial (or The Tenor Man's Story)
Winter Words Op. 52: 6. Proud Songsters (Thrushes, Finches and Nightingales)
Winter Words Op. 52: 7. At the Railway Station, Upway (or The Convict and Boy with the Violin)
Winter Words Op. 52: 8. Before Life and After
Michelangelo Sonnets Op. 22: Sonnet XVI Si come nella penna e nell'inchiostro
Michelangelo Sonnets Op. 22: Sonnet XXXI A che piu debb'io mai l'intensa voglia
Michelangelo Sonnets Op. 22: Sonnet XXX Veggio co' be' vostri occhi un dolce lume
Michelangelo Sonnets Op. 22: Sonnet LV Tu sa' ch'io so, signior mie, che tu sai
Michelangelo Sonnets Op. 22: Sonnet XXXVIII Rendete a gli occhi miei, o fonte o fiume
Michelangelo Sonnets Op. 22: Sonnet XXXII S'un casto amor, s'una pieta superna
Michelangelo Sonnets Op. 22: Sonnet XXIV Spirto ben nato, in cui so specchia e vede
Six Hölderlin Fragments Op. 61: Menschenbeifall
Six Hölderlin Fragments Op. 61: Die Heimat
Six Hölderlin Fragments Op. 61: Sokrates und Alcibiades
Six Hölderlin Fragments Op. 61: Die Jugend
Six Hölderlin Fragments Op. 61: Hälfte des Lebens
Six Hölderlin Fragments Op. 61: Die Linien des Lebens
Who are these Children? Op. 84, Four English Songs: No. 3 Nightmare
Who are these Children? Op. 84, Four English Songs: No. 6 Slaughter
Who are these Children? Op. 84, Four English Songs: No. 9 Who are these children?
Who are these Children? Op. 84, Four English Songs: No. 11 The Children
Songs from the Chinese Op. 58: The Big Chariot (from The Book of Songs)
Songs from the Chinese Op. 58: The Old Lute (words: Po Chü-i)
Songs from the Chinese Op. 58: The Autumn Wind (words: Wu-ti)
Songs from the Chinese Op. 58: The Herd-Boy (words: Lu Yu)
Songs from the Chinese Op. 58: Depression (words: Po Chü-i)
Songs from the Chinese Op. 58: Dance Song (fom the Book of Songs)

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