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Bostridge, Ian

Works: 676 works in 1,717 publications in 10 languages and 32,205 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Operas  Drama  Song cycles  Chamber operas  Live sound recordings  Opera adaptations  Oratorios  Excerpts  Biography 
Roles: Singer, Performer, Author, Vocalist, Commentator, Other, Interviewee, Musician, Translator, can
Classifications: M1621.4, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ian Bostridge
Most widely held works by Ian Bostridge
Schubert's winter journey : anatomy of an obsession by Ian Bostridge( Book )

39 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on the author's first-hand experience with Franz Schubert's "Winterreise," his musical knowledge, and his training as a scholar to explore the meanings of the songs comprising this masterpiece, one of the greatest pieces of music ever written for the male solo voice
Cantatas & arias by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 842 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
The rake's progress by Igor Stravinsky( )

30 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis ACT I: Anne Trulove is in the garden of her father's country house with her suitor, Tom Rakewell, admiring the springtime. Sending Anne into the house, her father, Trulove, tells Tom he has arranged an accountant's job for him in the city. Tom declines the offer and the older man leaves. A stranger enters as Tom declares his determination to live by his wits and enjoy life. When he says "I wish I had money," the stranger introduces himself as Nick Shadow, "at your service." Shadow tells Tom that a forgotten rich uncle has died, leaving the young man a fortune. Anne and Trulove return to hear the news, the latter urging Tom to accompany Shadow to London to settle the estate. As Tom leaves, promising to send for Anne as soon as everything is arranged, Shadow turns to the audience to announce, "the Progress of a Rake begins." At a brothel in the city, whores entertain a group of "roaring boys," dissolute young playboys; together they toast Venus and Mars. Shadow coaxes Tom to recite for the madam, Mother Goose, the catechism he has taught him: to follow nature rather than doctrine, to seek beauty (which is perishable) and pleasure (which means different things to different people). Tom refuses, however, to define love. Turning back the clocks when he sees Tom restless to escape, Shadow commends him to the pursuit of hedonism with these companions. Tom responds with ruminations of love. When the whores offer to console him, Mother Goose claims him for herself and leads him off. As evening falls, Anne leaves her father's house, determined to find Tom, since she has heard nothing from him. ACT II: Tom, who is in the morning room of his house in the city, is beginning to tire of city pleasures and no longer dares to think of Anne. When he says "I wish I were happy," Shadow appears, showing a poster for Baba the Turk, a bearded lady whom he urges Tom to marry, because only when one is obligated to neither passion nor reason can one be truly free. Amused by the idea, Tom gets ready to go out. Anne approaches Tom's house but is hesitant to knock. As darkness falls, she sees servants enter with strangely shaped packages. A conveyance arrives and Tom steps out. Startled to see Anne, he says she must forget him, he cannot go back to her. Baba calls out from the sedan, whereupon Tom admits to the astonished Anne that he is married. Hurried along by Baba's impatient remarks, Anne faces the bitter realities, while Tom repeats that it is too late to turn back. As Tom helps Baba from the sedan, a curious crowd gathers. Anne hurriedly leaves. In his morning room, Tom sits sulking amid Baba's curios as she chatters about the origin of each. When he refuses to respond to her affection, she complains bitterly. Tom silences her and she remains motionless as Tom falls asleep. Shadow wheels in a strange contraption, and when Tom awakens, saying "Oh I wish it were true," the machine turns out to be his dream: an invention for making stones into bread. Seeing it as a means of redemption for his misdeeds, Tom wonders whether he might again deserve Anne. Shadow points out the device's usefulness in gulling potential investors. ACT III: On a spring afternoon, the same scene (including the stationary Baba) is set for an auction. Customers examine the various objects: Tom's business venture has ended in ruin. Amid rumors as to what has become of Tom, Anne enters in search of him. An auctioneer, Sellem, begins to hawk various objects -- including Baba, who resumes her chatter after the crowd bids to purchase her. Indignant at finding her belongings up for sale, she tries to order everyone out. She draws Anne aside, saying the girl should try to save Tom, who still loves her. Anne, hearing Tom and Shadow singing in the street, runs out. Shadow leads Tom to a graveyard with a freshly dug grave, where he reminds the young man that a year and a day have passed since he promised to serve him: now the servant claims his wage. Tom must end his life by any means he chooses before the stroke of twelve. Suddenly, Shadow offers a reprieve: they will gamble for Tom's soul. When Tom, placing his trust in the Queen of Hearts, calls upon Anne, and her voice is heard, Shadow realizes he has lost. In retaliation, he condemns Tom to insanity. As Shadow disappears and dawn rises, Tom -- gone mad -- imagines himself Adonis, waiting for Venus. In an insane asylum, Tom declares Venus will visit him, whereupon fellow inmates mock the idea. The Keeper admits Anne. Believing her to be Venus, Tom confesses his sins: "I hunted the shadows, disdaining thy true love." Briefly they imagine timeless love in Elysium. With his head upon her breast, Tom asks her to sing him to sleep. As she does, her voice moves the other inmates. Trulove comes to fetch his daughter, who bids the sleeping Tom farewell. When he wakens to find her gone, he cries out for Venus as the inmates sing "Mourn for Adonis." EPILOGUE: The principals gather to tell the moral that each finds in the story. Anne warns that not every man can hope for someone like her to save him; Baba warns that all men are mad; Tom warns against self-delusion, to Trulove's agreement; Shadow mourns his role as man's alter ego; and all concur that the devil finds work for idle hands
Die schöne Müllerin : D. 795 by Franz Schubert( Recording )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cycle of songs to poems by Wilhelm Muller
Schubert Lieder by Franz Schubert( )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in German and English and held by 789 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( )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An international roster of opera superstars perform in Monteverdi's tale of mythical heroes
The Noël Coward songbook by Noel Coward( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 731 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( Recording )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The turn of the screw by Benjamin Britten( )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps the most brilliantly successful ghost story ever written, The Turn of the Screw creates a terrifyingly believable impression of innocent children so corrupted by evil that they remain deceptive pictures of innocent beauty. Their governess must struggle alone to confront and exorcise the demons which she believes possess their souls
Great Handel by George Frideric Handel( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witchcraft and its transformations, c.1650-c.1750 by Ian Bostridge( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 596 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 by Franz Schubert( )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1998 in German and Undetermined and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of Mozart by Phil Grabsky( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using extensive correspondence and over 80 works in chronological order, learn about this composer's life from the cities he lived in, the roads he traveled, and the countless people who were touched by his compositions. Includes interviews with musicologists and experts including Cliff Eisen, Bayan Northcott, and the late Stanley Sadie
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A moving performance ..."--Gramophone
Matthäus Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 482 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)
L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato by George Frideric Handel( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even though it's hardly ever performed or recorded, L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato is one of Handel's most beautiful and musically valuable oratorios. Peter Neumann, along with the Cologne Chamber Choir and the Collegium Cartusianum, has shown himself to be an empathic advocate of the work, the insider tip among Handel's oratorios
A midsummer night's dream by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of opera's most original Shakespeare adaptations comes to live in this broadcast with James Conlon conducting a youthful ensemble cast of rising stars, led by Iestyn Davies and Kathleen Kim as Oberon and Tytania, King and Queen of the fairies. The quartet of lovers is portrayed by Elizabeth DeShong (Hermia), Joseph Kaiser (Lysander), Erin Wall (Helena), and Michael Todd Simpson (Demetrius). Matthew Rose sings the donkey-headed Bottom and Riley Costello is the mischievous Puck
The Tempest by Thomas Adès( Recording )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 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
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Witchcraft and its transformations, c.1650-c.1750
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Bostrdidge, Ian

Ian Bostridge

Ian Bostridge angielski tenor

Ian Bostridge artiste lyrique, auteur d'une thèse sur l'histoire de la sorcellerie

Ian Bostridge britischer Tenor

Ian Bostridge Brits operazanger

Ian Bostridge tenore inglese

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