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Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

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Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Shakespeare Songs (2016)

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano: Shakespeare Songs (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Artwork included | Time: 01:06:54
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Warner Classics | # 0190295944735

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 - Respighi: Songs (2021)

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Ian Bostridge - Respighi: Songs (2021)

Ian Bostridge - Respighi: Songs (2021)
FLAC tracks | 1:07:32 | 200 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: PentaTone

Après avoir mis son talent au service de très nombreux compositeurs, voilà que Ian Bostridge se penche sur la musique vocale de Respighi, un pan vraiment peu exploité du symphoniste italien. Cherchant en 2020 à diversifier son répertoire et à « élever son cœur » en cherchant des mélodies italiennes, Ian Bostridge est tombé par hasard sur ces recueils de liriche de Respighi que le ténor anglais a aussitôt considéré comme un « trésor d’écriture musicale colorée et imaginative », en partie grâce à un choix intelligent de divers textes (Respighi parlait couramment onze langues) qui viennent stimuler la création musicale du compositeur.

Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake - The English Songbook (1999)

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Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake - The English Songbook (1999)

Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake - The English Songbook (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 226 Mb | Total time: 69:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 56830 | Recorded: 1999

The recital begins with Keats and ends with Shakespeare: that can’t be bad. But it also begins with Stanford and ends with Parry; what would the modernists of their time have thought about that? They would probably not have believed that those two pillars of the old musical establishment would still be standing by in 1999. And in fact how well very nearly all these composers stand! Quilter’s mild drawing–room manners might have been expected to doom him, but the three songs here – the affectionate, easy grace of his Tennyson setting, the restrained passion of his ‘Come away, death’ and the infectious zest of ‘I will go with my father a–ploughing’ – endear him afresh and demonstrate once again the wisdom of artists who recognise their own small area of ‘personal truth’ and refuse to betray it in exchange for a more fashionable ‘originality’.

Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Williams: On Wenlock Edge, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (2003)

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Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Williams: On Wenlock Edge, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (2003)

Bernard Haitink, London Philharmonic Orchestra - Ralph Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge, Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, Norfolk Rhapsody No.1, The Lark Ascending, In the Fen Country (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 77:10 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 85151 2 | Recorded: 1986, 1994, 1997

If there were an international style of conducting Vaughan Williams', Bernard Haitink would be its foremost practitioner. But although there have been international conductors who have taken up Vaughan Williams' very, very English music, virtually all of them took him up with English orchestras. Slatkin, Stokowski, even Rozhdestvensky used English conductors when they led their Vaughan Williams, and Haitink, the most international of international conductors, used the London Philharmonic for his Vaughan Williams. Ultimately, no matter how international Haitink's interpretations may be, his Vaughan Williams performance sounds as English as shepherd's pie.

Stephen Cleobury, King's College Choir of Cambridge, The Academy of Ancient Music - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat (2000)

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Stephen Cleobury, King's College Choir of Cambridge, The Academy of Ancient Music - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat (2000)

Stephen Cleobury, King's College Choir of Cambridge, The Academy of Ancient Music - Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 723 Mb | Total time: 73:59+78:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 5 56994 2 | Recorded: 1999-2000

With various record labels compiling complete works to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the death of Bach, EMI's more accessible approach is this luxurious anthology of the Baroque master's sacred music. Over two and a half hours, this program encompasses the grand scale of the Magnificat in D (BWV 243) and Missa Brevis in A (BWV 234). Between these are scared cantatas, the very popular choral Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 140) contrasting with sensitive solo vocal writing in Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen (BWV 12); motets; arias; and an organ prelude and fugue. It's a well-balanced program, covering every aspect of Bach's church music except the Passions.

Ian Bostridge, Graham Johnson - Johannes Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 6 (2015)

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Ian Bostridge, Graham Johnson - Johannes Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 6 (2015)

Ian Bostridge, Graham Johnson - Johannes Brahms: The Complete Songs, Vol. 6 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 237 Mb | Total time: 67:07 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Hyperion | CDJ33126 | Recorded: 2013

Ian Bostridge brings his characterful lyricism, and singing of beautiful intelligence, to a welcome sixth volume in Graham Johnson’s comprehensive series.

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Beethoven: Songs and Folksongs (2020)

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Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Beethoven: Songs and Folksongs (2020)

Ian Bostridge, Antonio Pappano - Beethoven: Songs and Folksongs (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 220 Mb | Total time: 62:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 9029527643 | Recorded: 2019

At the heart of this programme of Beethoven songs performed by Ian Bostridge and Sir Antonio Pappano is the song cycle 'An die ferne Geliebte' (to the distant beloved). Bostridge describes it as 'the distillation of Beethoven as a lover'. Among the other items are the rapturously lyrical 'Adelaide', the sombre 'In questa tomba oscura' and a selection of Beethoven's settings of folksongs from the British Isles, which elicit the participation of violinist Vilde Frang and cellist Nicolas Altstaedt. 'When we all play together,' says Pappano, 'it's like a family making music at home.'

Ian Bostridge, Bernard Labadie, The English Concert - Three Baroque Tenors (2010)

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Ian Bostridge, Bernard Labadie, The English Concert - Three Baroque Tenors (2010)

Ian Bostridge, Bernard Labadie, The English Concert - Three Baroque Tenors (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 321 Mb | Total time: 66:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics ‎| 6 26864 2 | Recorded: 2009

John Beard, Francesco Borosini, Annibale Fabri: these three men helped to revolutionized music in the 18th century. Their voices moved the greatest composers of the time to increasingly write for tenors, a move from the Castrati, which had dominated opera since 1600. Now, three centuries since this trio’s brilliance encouraged a surge of new repertoire for the vocal range, world renowned tenor Ian Bostridge celebrates their legacy with his stunning new release, Three Baroque Tenors.

Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion (1999)

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Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion (1999)

Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent - Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 683 Mb | Total time: 161.22 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | HMC 901676.78 | Recorded: 1998

Johann Sebastian Bach's monumental St. Matthew Passion was first performed on Good Friday in 1727 at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. It is the largest single composition Bach ever wrote, both in terms of length and in terms of instrumental and vocal forces. It requires two choruses, two orchestras, four vocal soloists for the arias and vocal soloists for each of the various character parts. Philippe Herreweghe's 1999 recording of Bach's masterpiece features a stellar cast and was a perennial catalog bestseller.

Ian Bostridge, Harry Bicket, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Great Handel (2007)

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Ian Bostridge, Harry Bicket, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Great Handel (2007)

Ian Bostridge, Harry Bicket, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - Great Handel (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 306 Mb | Total time: 65:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | # 382243-2 | Recorded: 2006

Bostridge is sharply attuned to the subtlety of Handel's work setting, colouring his sound with a rich palette of timbres and effects: sonorous and sensuous in 'Ombra mai fù', hauntingly stark in 'Total eclipse'. …Harry Bicket's direction is sensitive and unfussy - tempos are well-judged, allowing him to shape Handel's long-breathed melodic lines with supple grace.
— BBC Music Magazine