Bostridge, Ian

Shakespeare Songs

CD
2 Sep 2016

Barcode: 0190295944735

Composer: Roger Quilter
Other participants: Antonio Pappano, Elizabeth Kenny, Michael Collins, Lawrence Power, Adam Walker

Grammy® Award winners Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano have been working together on the stage and in the recording studio for over 20 years. Together they have produced award-winning recordings and played sold out concert halls all over the world to huge critical acclaim. Now they embark on a project marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with a new album out in September. Shakespeare Songs celebrates the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired.

Shakespeare’s peerless feeling for the music of the English language has inspired countless composers, from those who set the Bard’s verse during his lifetime to musicians as diverse as Britten, Finzi, Korngold and Stravinsky. Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano, together with four outstanding chamber musicians, delve into the rich Shakespeare legacy for this brand new recording, marking the playwright’s quarter-centenary with a delectable programme of works written for Jacobean productions, Restoration revivals and the modern concert hall. As guests Ian has invited his friends the lutenist Elizabeth Kenny, and for Stravinsky’s Three Songs flautist Adam Walker, violist Lawrence Power and clarinetist Michael Collins.

“Shakespeare has been a part of my life as a performer from the very start” says Ian Bostridge, “Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream and Ades's The Tempest have been milestones for me as a singer. It has been a great joy to rediscover the music in Shakespeare's incomparable texts and the music that has been written over the past four centuries to clothe them, from the simplest songs of his own contemporaries, through the melodic delights of the likes of Haydn, Britten and Finzi to the matchless complexity of the late Stravinsky. Working again with Tony Pappano has been a joy; and making my first recording with a long term musical partner, lutenist Liz Kenny, a particular pleasure.”

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Quilter: 3 Shakespeare Songs, Op. 6: I. Come Away, Death  - Ian Bostridge 
02 Finzi: Let us Garlands Bring, Op. 18: II. Who is Silvia?  - Ian Bostridge 
03 Finzi: Let us Garlands Bring, Op. 18: III. Fear No more the Heat o' the Sun  - Ian Bostridge 
04 Finzi: Let us Garlands Bring, Op. 18: IV. O Mistress Mine  - Ian Bostridge 
05 Finzi: Let us Garlands Bring, Op. 18: V. It Was a Lover and his Lass  - Ian Bostridge 
06 Byrd: Caleno Custore Me  - Ian Bostridge 
07 Morley: It Was a Lover and His Lass  - Ian Bostridge 
08 Wilson: Take O Take Those Lips Away  - Ian Bostridge 
09 Morley: O Mistress Mine  - Ian Bostridge 
10 Johnson: Where the Bee Sucks  - Ian Bostridge 
11 Johnson: Full Fathom Five  - Ian Bostridge 
12 Schubert: An Silvia, D. 891  - Ian Bostridge 
13 Haydn: She Never Told Her Love, Hob. XXVIa No. 34  - Ian Bostridge 
14 Quilter: 3 Shakespeare Songs, Op. 6: I. Come Away, Death  - Ian Bostridge 
15 Gurney: 5 Elizabethan Songs (The Elizas): III. Under the Greenwood Tree  - Ian Bostridge 
16 Warlock: Pretty Ring Time  - Ian Bostridge 
17 Warlock: Sweet and Twenty  - Ian Bostridge 
18 Korngold: 4 Shakespeare Songs, Op. 31: I. Desdemona's Song  - Ian Bostridge 
19 Korngold: Songs of the Clown, Op. 29: I. Come Away Death  - Ian Bostridge 
20 Korngold: Songs of the Clown, Op. 29: II. Adieu, Good Man Devil  - Ian Bostridge 
21 Poulenc: Fancie, FP 174  - Ian Bostridge 
22 Britten: Fancie - "Tell Me Where is Fancy Bred"  - Ian Bostridge 
23 Tippet: Songs for Ariel: I. Come Unto These Yellow Sands  - Ian Bostridge 
24 Tippet: Songs for Ariel: II. Full Fathom five  - Ian Bostridge 
25 Tippet: Songs for Ariel: III. Where the Bee Sucks  - Ian Bostridge 
26 Stravinsky: 3 Songs from William Shakespeare: I. Musick to Hear  - Ian Bostridge 
27 Stravinsky: 3 Songs from William Shakespeare: II. Full Fadom Five  - Ian Bostridge 
28 Stravinsky: 3 Songs from William Shakespeare: III. Spring (When Daisies Pied)  - Ian Bostridge 
29 Anon: When that I Was but a Little Tiny Boy  - Ian Bostridge 


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