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Ian Bostridge Tenor
Lars Vogt Piano

Thursday 22 August
  • Running time: 
    1 hour 30 minutes approximately

Quite simply one of the world's most respected and admired tenors, Ian Bostridge is famed for the delicate expression and powerful characterisation of his elegant yet probing performances. He is joined by the esteemed German pianist Lars Vogt, well known as an international concert soloist but also a highly renowned chamber musician.

In their wide-ranging recital, they explore touching songs of love and nostalgia, by turns witty and introspective. Beginning with five brief songs by Charles Ives, from the humorous Memories to the evocative Thoreau, they continue with Brahms's characterful Lieder Op 32, nine lyrical songs celebrating the joys of love and lamenting its loss. Bostridge ends his recital with Schumann's passionate Kerner Lieder Op 35, sensitive settings of 12 Romantic love poems.

'There was an inward intensity to his singing that held the audience rapt'
Chicago Tribune

Usher Hall

Lothian Road



Ian Bostridge Tenor
Lars Vogt Piano

Ives Memories
1, 2, 3
Brahms Songs Op 32
Schumann Kerner Lieder Op 35

Photo: Ben Ealovega / Felix Broede

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