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Bostridge, Ian - Britten Songs CD

Bostridge, Ian - Britten Songs CD

Released in honour of Britten's 100th birthday, this recording features songs by Benjamin Britten accompanied by Antonio Pappano.

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From wartime reflections on sonnets of love and loneliness to a bitter final outburst at the iniquity of war itself, this survey of Britten's songs spans 35 years and reveals how the poetry close to his head and heart inspired settings of unsparing intensity and lyric precision. Ian Bostridge is acknowledged as a Britten singer of insight and illumination; Gramophone acclaimed his Virgin Classics recording of Peter Quint as 'ethereal, other-worldly, eerily magnetic'.

Benjamin Britten 1913-1976
1-8:   Winter Words Op.52
9-15: Michelangelo Sonnets Op.22
16-21: Six Hölderlin Fragments Op.61
22-25: Who are these Children? Op.84 (English Songs)
26-31: Songs from the Chinese Op.58*


Tenor: Ian Bostridge 2013
Piano: Sir Antonio Pappano
* Guitar: Xuefei Yang

Running Time: 70:15 mins


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