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Bostridge, Ian

Works: 534 works in 1,352 publications in 7 languages and 24,177 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Drama  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Operas  Oratorios  Live sound recordings  Music  Song cycles 
Roles: Singer, Performer, Author, Vocalist, Commentator, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: M1621.4, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ian Bostridge
Most widely held works by Ian Bostridge
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SYNOPSIS: In order to cure her unhappiness, Dido, queen of Carthage, marries the Trojan prince, Aeneas, who is madly in love with her. While Dido and Aeneas are out hunting, an evil Sorceress and her assistants plot the destruction of Dido and Carthage. Soon, an evil witch disguised as the God Mercury stops Aeneas. She tells him that he must abandon Carthage and found a new Troy on Latin soil. While Aeneas hates the thought of leaving Dido, he cannot refuse a god's command. In the end, Aeneas decides to defy the god's command and stay with Dido. Nevertheless, Dido refuses to stay with a lover who even considered leaving her and soon dies
Cantatas & arias by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano sonata, D958 Lieder ; Fragments by Franz Schubert( Recording )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schubert Lieder by Franz Schubert( )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in German and English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains D. 544, 677, 764, 854, 410, 744, 518, 550, 361, 774, 694, 765, 516, 457, and 690, respectively
The Noël Coward songbook by Noel Coward( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schubert's Winter Journey : anatomy of an obsession by Ian Bostridge( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exploration of the world's most famous and challenging song cycle, Schubert's Winter Journey(Winterreise), by a leading interpreter of the work, who teases out the themes--literary, historical, psychological--that weave through the twenty-four songs that make up this legendary masterpiece. Completed in the last months of the young Schubert's life, Winterreise has come to be considered the single greatest piece of music in the history of Lieder. Deceptively laconic--these twenty-four short poems set to music for voice and piano are performed uninterrupted in little more than an hour--it nonetheless has an emotional depth and power that no music of its kind has ever equaled. A young man, rejected by his beloved, leaves the house where he has been living and walks out into snow and darkness. As he wanders away from the village and into the empty countryside, he experiences a cascade of emotions--loss, grief, anger, and acute loneliness, shot through with only fleeting moments of hope--until the landscape he inhabits becomes one of alienation and despair. Originally intended to be sung to an intimate gathering, performances of Winterreise now pack the greatest concert halls around the world. Drawing equally on his vast experience performing this work (he has sung it more than one hundred times), on his musical knowledge, and on his training as a scholar, Bostridge teases out the enigmas and subtle meanings of each of the twenty-four lyrics to explore for us the world Schubert inhabited, his biography and psychological makeup, the historical and political pressures within which he became one of the world's greatest composers, and the continuing resonances and affinities that our ears still detect today, making Schubert's wanderer our mirror." -- Publisher's description
Great Handel by George Frideric Handel( )

12 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ian Bostridge explores the world of Handel by performing arias from some of the composer's most acclaimed and beloved works
The turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten( )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Turn of the Screw: Opera in Two Acts and a Prologue, op.54. Libretto: Myfanwy Piper
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taped at La Monnaie in Brussels in May 1998, this production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo has become an operatic classic in a few short years. Choreographer/director Trisha Brown, conductor René Jacobs, and designer Roland Aeschlimann have created an ideal fusion of words, action, sight, and sound, one that never lets the viewer down and manages to tell the story in an elegant, unusual, and ultimately intensely moving manner
Die schöne Müllerin by Franz Schubert( Recording )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Content: Four lieder
Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan und Isolde: Handlung in drei Aufzügen
In search of Mozart by Phil Grabsky( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart told through dramatic readings from his personal letters. Includes interviews with noted personalities and excerpts from numerous musical performances
Witchcraft and its transformations, c.1650-c.1750 by Ian Bostridge( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about the significance of witchcraft in English public life (c.1650-c.1750), and deals with contemporary opinion regarding its theological, philosophical, and legal dimensions. Ian Bostridge discusses civil war politics, the writings of Thomas Hobbes, the debate about witchcraft at the time of the Glorious Revolution, and the disputes surrounding the repeal of Jacobean witchcraft legislation in 1736. He also examines the work of less familiar writers and propagandists such as Richard Boulton, Francis Hutchinson, and James Erskine of Grange, and balances this account of the gradual demise of witchcraft theory in England with a comparative case study of the debate in France. Finally, by asserting that witchcraft remained a serious topic of debate well into the eighteenth century, and that its descent into polite ridicule had as much to do with politics as with the birth of reason, Witchcraft and its Transformations offers a lively critique of current interpretations of English popular culture and political change."--Jacket
Winterreise D 911 by Franz Schubert( Recording )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UITV.: Ian Bostridge (tenor) ; Leif Ove Andsnes (piano). - Opname: 2004
Liederkreis op. 24 by Robert Schumann( Recording )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem by Benjamin Britten( )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A superstar line up of soloists, including Anna Netrebko and Ian Bostridge, joins renowned conductor Antonio Pappano for a new recording of what many consider to be the pinnacle Benjamin Britten's body of work
The Tempest by Thomas Ads( Recording )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cutting-edge composer Thomas Ades follows up his successful opera Powder Her Face with an ambitious interpretation of Shakespeare's The Tempest
The holy sonnets of John Donne Songs and proverbs of William Blake ; Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( )

11 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Harding leads an all-star cast in a stunning recording of Britten's operatic masterpiece
L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato by George Frideric Handel( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato: Oratorium in drei Teilen für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 55. Text: Charles Jennens
The English songbook by Ian Bostridge( Recording )

18 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Witchcraft and its transformations, c.1650-c.1750
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Ian Bostridge britischer Tenor

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