April 11, 2013

Ian Bostridge's Britten Songs with Antonio Pappano and Xuefei Yang

Ian Bostridge has recorded a programme of songs by Benjamin Britten as part of EMI Classics’ commemoration of the composer’s centenary.

The disc features first recordings by Bostridge of the Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Sechs Hölderlin-Fragmente, Songs from the Chinese, Winter Words and four English songs from the late cycle Who are these Children? At the piano for all but Songs from the Chinese is fellow EMI artist Antonio Pappano, with whom Bostridge has previously recorded Schubert’s Schwanengesang and Wolf lieder. In Songs from the Chinese, Bostridge collaborates with another EMI artist, the guitarist Xuefei Yang.

Out April 22.
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