Tag Archives: Ian Bostridge

Britten through the eyes of…Julius Drake

Photo (c) Sim Canetty-Clarke Can you remember your first encounter with Britten’s music? I think my first encounter with Britten’s music must have been when I went to play on the Britten-Pears courses. I actually went to play as part … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – What is a Canticle?

Antechapel window, Robinson College Chapel, Cambridge, 1978-80 by John Piper. (c) The Piper Estate As Listening to Britten approaches another important area of the composer’s output, I thought it would be useful to get some context on what constitutes a … Continue reading

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Britten at the Proms – Les illuminations

Ian Bostridge (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou Sir Colin Davis received a full Prom in his honour from the London Symphony Orchestra and their principal guest conductor Daniel Harding on Tuesday 20th August – and quite naturally the music of Britten was … Continue reading

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Listening to Britten – Fish in the unruffled lakes

Drawing of Northern Pike by Timothy Knepp, courtesy of Wikipedia Fish in the unruffled lakes – song for high voice and piano (15 – 16 January 1938, Britten aged 24) Dedication not known Text W.H. Auden Language English Duration 2′ … Continue reading

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Britten through the eyes of…John Gilhooly

John Gilhooly (c) Ben Ealovega John Gilhooly is Director of the Wigmore Hall, a position he has held since 2005. In this detailed interview we spoke about the hall’s history, its role in Britten’s life and the festival held to … Continue reading

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