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Bostridge, Ian

Works: 611 works in 1,519 publications in 10 languages and 28,467 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Drama  Fiction  Operas  Live sound recordings  Psychological fiction  Songs  Diary fiction  Song cycles  Biography 
Roles: Singer, Performer, Author, Vocalist, Commentator, Other, Interviewee, Musician
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( )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 956 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
Schubert's winter journey : anatomy of an obsession by Ian Bostridge( Book )

28 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 951 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
Cantatas & arias by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klaviersonate D. 850 ; Der liebliche Stern ; Tiefes Leid ; Auf der Bruck ; Der Wanderer ; Fülle der Liebe ; Wiedersehn ; Vom Mitleiden Mariä ; Im Walde ; Der Schmetterling by Franz Schubert( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Noël Coward songbook by Noel Coward( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schubert Lieder by Franz Schubert( )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in German and English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auflösung. Hippolits Lied. Der Einsame. Gesänge des Harfners. Gruppe aus dem Tartarus. Herbst. Nacht und Träume. Nachtstück. Im Abendrot. Der Wanderer. Über Wildemann. Der Wanderer an den Mond
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An international roster of opera superstars perform in Monteverdi's tale of mythical heroes
Great Handel by George Frideric Handel( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wagner's revolutionary score changed the world of music with its radical portrayal of an all-consuming passion that can only be fulfilled in death. The legendary Birgit Nilsson sings Isolde, one of her greatest roles, in her second Met season. Karl Liebl is Tristan, the man she loves--and the best friend of the man she is forced to marry. Jerome Hines is the sorrowful King Marke and Irene Dalis sings Isolde's stalwart companion, Brangäne
Die schöne Müllerin by Franz Schubert( Recording )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Content: Four lieder
In search of Mozart by Phil Grabsky( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 516 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 )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 516 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
Liederkreis : op. 24 by Robert Schumann( Recording )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winterreise by Franz Schubert( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UITV.: Ian Bostridge (tenor) ; Leif Ove Andsnes (piano). - Opname: 2004
Matthäus Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'information lisible par ordinateur comprend la reprod. de la partition autographe de la passion conservée à la Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz (Mus. Ms. Bach P. 25)
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A moving performance ..."--Gramophone
The turn of the screw by Henry James( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young governess whose awareness of "visitations" by dead members of the household leads to a tragic climax
The Tempest by William Shakespeare( Recording )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 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
L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato by George Frideric Handel( )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 437 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
Lieder by Franz Schubert( )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koncertoptagelse med interviews med Ian Bostridge og Roger Vignoles
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Witchcraft and its transformations, c.1650-c.1750
Alternative Names
Ian Bostridge artiste lyrique, auteur d'une thèse sur l'histoire de la sorcellerie

Ian Bostridge britischer Tenor

Ian Bostridge Brits operazanger

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