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A Singer's Notebook
Author: Ian Bostridge

ISBN: 9780571252466
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1 June 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 1.6
Description:
A Singer's Notebook by Ian Bostridge, of whom The New Yorker said, 'He is not a good singer; he is a great one.'

Ian Bostridge is one of the outstanding singers of our time, celebrated for the quality of his voice but also for the exceptional intelligence he brings to bear on the interpretation of the repertoire of the past and present alike. Yet his early career was that of a professional historian, and A Singer's Notebook takes a look at the multifaceted world of classical music through the eyes of someone whose career as a singer has followed a unique trajectory. Consisting of short essays and reviews written since 1997, some in diary form, it ranges widely over issues serious (music and transcendence) and not so serious (the singer's battles with phlegm), while inevitably discussing many of the composers with whom Bostridge has become identified, such as Benjamin Britten, Henze, Janacek, Weill, Wolf, and Schubert, composer of the Winterreise with which Bostridge has become so associated.

Ultimately it returns to the theme of his earlier work on seventeenth century witchcr...

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