April 30, 2016

VIDEO: Ian Bostridge and Antonio Pappano perform Shakespeare tribute

'Come Away, Death' sung on the 400th anniversary of the Bard's passing, in the church where he is buried.

As part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's milestone Shakespeare Live! from the RSC event last week, marking the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death, tenor Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano at the piano performed their hauntingly beautiful rendition of Quilter's Come Away, Death (a setting of text from Twelfth Night.)

This deeply moving, candlelit performance was broadcast live on BBC TWO and live on Cinemas as part on BBC Radio 3 as part of the 'Sounds of Shakespeare' weekend.

The song is one of several gems Bostridge and Pappano have recorded for their forthcoming recital album Shakespeare Songs, to be released in September. Come Away, Death is available as a pre-release track for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death via Apple Music, Spotify & Deezer.