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Britten: The Red Cockatoo, Sonnets Of John Donne / Bostridge


Release Date: 11/21/1995 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 66823   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenPelham HumphreyWilliam Croft
Performer:  Ian BostridgeGraham Johnson
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

`Here is a tenor who possesses an exceptionally sweet and beautiful voice, and a fine musician and a thinker too ... inspired performances' (The Guardian) 'Bostridge is in the royal line of Britten's tenor interpreters ... heard here in a veritable cornucopia of, by and large, unfamiliar, and even unknown songs ... all performed with full understanding and innate beauty' (Gramophone) 'Thoughtfully interpreted and beautifully sung ... [A] richly satisfying issue' (Gramophone) 'La voz es bella y espressiva ... y el apoyo de Graham Johnson es, como siempre, magnifico' (Scherzo, Spain) 'The advent of Ian Bostridge has been one of the most heartening occurrences in British musical life in recent years. Here is a tenor with a wonderful voice and Read more brains and sensitivity to match' (The Sunday Telegraph) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35 by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
Language: English 
2.
The Red Cockatoo by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; England 
Language: English 
3.
To lie flat on the back by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
4.
Fish in the Unruffled Lakes by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
Language: English 
5.
Night covers up the rigid land by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
6.
When you're feeling like expressing your affection by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; England 
7.
A Hymne to God the father "Wilt thou forgive that sin" by Pelham Humphrey
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1688; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
8.
Lord! I have sinned by Pelham Humphrey
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
9.
A Hymn on Divine Musick by William Croft
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Notes: Arranged: Benjamin Britten 
10.
This Way to the Tomb: Evening by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
11.
This Way to the Tomb: Morning by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
12.
This Way to the Tomb: Night by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
13.
A Poison Tree by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; England 
14.
Not even summer yet by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
15.
Wild with passion by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
16.
If thou wilt ease by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
17.
Cradle Song for Eleanor by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Graham Johnson (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
18.
Birthday Song for Erwin by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; England 
19.
Um Mitternacht by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Graham Johnson (Piano), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959-1960; England 

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