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Ian Bostridge in Recital - Schubert & Wolf Lieder / Bostridge, Vignoles [DVD]

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : An den Frühling, D 338
>Wolf, Hugo : Mörike Lieder
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Thomas Hampson is regarded in some circles as a successor to Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau for his mastery of a wide repertory to which he is drawn by an intellectual curiosity of astonishing breadth. Equally at home on the opera stage and the recital platform, Hampson is known for his passion for song and for the research he undertakes on account of this. In this recital, accompanied by pianist Wolfram Rieger, he sings songs by Gustav Mahler, most of them settings from the immensely popular collection of folk texts titled Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy’s Magic Horn). His choice is impressively wide, from the mournful Das irdische Leben (Earthly Life) to the witty Lob des hohen Verstandes (In Praise of Higher Understanding). Hampson’s performance, recorded live from the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, is inter-cut with informal back-stage interviews in which he introduces the works by Mahler. He gives a fascinating insight into the music and is a compelling and cogent advocate of the power of song.

The remarkable British tenor, Ian Bostridge, is one of the world’s most sought-after Lieder singers. Pianist Roger Vignoles is his accompanist for this recital of Lieder by Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf. The strength of feeling and individuality of voice and presence that Bostridge brings to composers’ settings of poetry by von Collin, Goethe, von Bruchmann and Mörike, demonstrates why, in Germany, he is hailed as a true German singer. His command of the nuances of the texts is masterful. This live performance from the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris is intercut with informal backstage interviews in which Bostridge and Vignoles introduce their choice of music. Their lively and informative comments are a real bonus, fostering an appreciation and understanding of the repertoire and giving an insight into the art of the recitalist.

This live performance from the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris is intercut with informal backstage interviews in which Bostridge and Vignoles introduce their choice of music. Their lively and informative comments are a real bonus, fostering an appreciation and understanding of the repertoire and giving an insight into the art of the recitalist.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 90 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 2.0,



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Works Details

>Schubert, Franz : An den Frühling, D 338
  • Performers: Ian Bostridge (Tenor); Roger Vignoles (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1815

>Wolf, Hugo : Mörike Lieder :: no 53, Abschied
  • Performers: Ian Bostridge (Tenor); Roger Vignoles (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1888