The Uncompromising Musicianship of Ian Bostridge

April 10, 2021, 4:30 pm

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Portrait of Ian Bostridge looking over right shoulder, very white back ground.
Ian Bostridge (Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke, courtesy Opus 3 Artists)

Understanding the idiosyncratic vocalism, intense theatricality, and extreme musicianship of Ian Bostridge. This week features a guest playlist curated by stage director Marcus Shields. Marcus has directed at companies across the United States and currently serves as a member of the Metropolitan Opera stage directing staff. He is the digital projects manager for Catapult Opera and a co-founder at OSSIA.

Watch Marcus’s personal homage to Ian Bostridge HERE.


Franz Schubert: “An Sylvia”
Julius Drake, piano
Text and translation HERE

Igor Stravinsky: “Here I Stand” from The Rake’s Progress
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Gabriel Fauré: “Les berceaux”
with Julius Drake, piano
Text and translation HERE

Ivor Gurney: “Sleep”
Julius Drake, piano
Text and translation HERE

Johann Sebastian Bach: St. Matthew Passion
63a. “Und siehe da, der Vorhang im Tempel zerriß”
Collegium Vocale Gent
Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

Benjamin Britten: “Villes” from Les Illuminations
Berlin Philharmonic
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor
Text and translation HERE

Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe
12. “Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen”
Julius Drake, piano
Text and translation HERE

Franz Schubert: Winterreise
11. “Frühlingstraum”
Thomas Adès, piano
Text and translation HERE

Noël Coward: “I Travel Alone”
Jeffrey Tate, piano