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Britten Songs

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Sir Antonio Pappano (piano), Xuefei Yang (guitar)

[Bostridge] has surely done nothing finer than this immaculately recorded new release. He is superbly partnered by Antonio Pappano, whose balancing of textures and beauty of touch sometimes surpass... More…
  • Presto Recording of the Week
    29th April 2013
  • Gramophone Magazine
    June 2013
    Editor's Choice

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Contents

Britten: Winter Words, Op. 52

Work length17:16
$9.10
$11.90
  • Ian Bostridge (vocals), Antonio Pappano (piano)
  • Recorded: 2013-01-27
  • Recording Venue: 25-27th January 2013, St Mary's Church, Chilham, Kent

1. At Day-close in November

Track length1:33
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2. Midnight on the Great Western (or The Journeying Boy)

Track length4:35
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3. Wagtail and Baby (A Satire)

Track length1:59
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4. The Little Old Table

Track length1:20
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5. The Choirmaster's Burial (or The Tenor Man's Story)

Track length3:59
$1.30
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6. Proud Songsters (Thrushes, Finches and Nightingales)

Track length1:00
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7. At the Railway Station, Upway (or The Convict and Boy with the Violin)

Track length2:50
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Britten: Winter Words, Op. 52, No. 8: 'Before Life and After'

Work length3:25
$1.30
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  • Ian Bostridge (tenor), Antonio Pappano (piano)
  • Recorded: 2013-01-27
  • Recording Venue: 25-27th January 2013, St Mary's Church, Chilham, Kent

Britten: Michelangelo Sonnets Op. 22

Work length16:03
$9.10
$11.90
  • Ian Bostridge (vocals), Antonio Pappano (piano)
  • Recorded: 2013-01-27
  • Recording Venue: 25-27th January 2013, St Mary's Church, Chilham, Kent

Sonnet XVI Si come nella penna e nell'inchiostro

Track length1:48
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Sonnet XXXI A che piu debb'io mai l'intensa voglia

Track length1:21
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Sonnet XXX Veggio co' be' vostri occhi un dolce lume

Track length3:18
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Sonnet LV Tu sa' ch'io so, signior mie, che tu sai

Track length1:40
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Sonnet XXXVIII Rendete a gli occhi miei, o fonte o fiume

Track length1:58
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Sonnet XXXII S'un casto amor, s'una pieta superna

Track length1:22
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Sonnet XXIV Spirto ben nato, in cui so specchia e vede

Track length4:36
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Britten: Six Hölderlin Fragments, Op. 61

Work length12:40
$7.80
$10.20
  • Ian Bostridge (vocals), Antonio Pappano (piano)
  • Recorded: 2013-01-27
  • Recording Venue: 25-27th January 2013, St Mary's Church, Chilham, Kent

Menschenbeifall

Track length1:26
$1.30
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Die Heimat

Track length2:01
$1.30
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Sokrates und Alcibiades

Track length1:54
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Die Jugend

Track length1:51
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Hälfte des Lebens

Track length2:23
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Die Linien des Lebens

Track length3:05
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Britten: Who are these children?, Op. 84: Four English Songs

Work length11:30
$5.20
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  • Ian Bostridge (vocals), Antonio Pappano (piano)
  • Recorded: 2013-01-27
  • Recording Venue: 25-27th January 2013, St Mary's Church, Chilham, Kent

No. 3 Nightmare

Track length2:52
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No. 6 Slaughter

Track length1:43
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No. 9 Who are these children?

Track length2:12
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No. 11 The Children

Track length4:43
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Britten: Songs from the Chinese, Op. 58

Work length9:04
$7.80
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  • Ian Bostridge (vocals), Xuefei Yang (guitar)
  • Recorded: 2013-01-27
  • Recording Venue: 31st January 2013, Studio 2, Abbey Road Studios, London

The Big Chariot (from The Book of Songs)

Track length1:50
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The Old Lute (words: Po Chü-i)

Track length2:19
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The Autumn Wind (words: Wu-ti)

Track length1:13
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The Herd-Boy (words: Lu Yu)

Track length1:15
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Depression (words: Po Chü-i)

Track length1:25
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Dance Song (fom the Book of Songs)

Track length1:02
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