Songs by Schubert 3

Songs by Schubert 3

2017 | Wigmore Hall Live

Ian Bostridge (tenor)


Ian Bostridge, one of the outstanding tenors of our time, earning widespread praise for his intelligent and nuanced performances, resumes his partnership with Julius Drake for their latest disc of Schubert Lieder. From Schubert’s joyful tribute to the natural world in ‘Der Einsame’ to the desolation of ‘Der Wanderer an den Mond’, this delicately shaped programme explores the theme of longing in various guises. This release, the third volume in this Wigmore Hall Live series, captures some of the most exquisitely crafted songs of the 19th century.

Track Listing
  1. Das Heimweh, D456
  2. Sehnsucht, D879
  3. Im Freien, D880
  4. Bei Dir Allein, D866, No. 2
  5. Der Wanderer an Den Mond, D870
  6. Das Zügenglöcklein, D871
  7. Die Perle, D466
  8. Freiwilliges Versinken, D700
  9. Der Zürnenden Diana, D707
  10. Lied Des Gefangenen Jägers, D843
  11. Normans Gesang, D846
  12. Der Wanderer, D493
  13. Hippolits Lied, D890
  14. An Die Laute, D905
  15. An Mein Klavier, D342
  16. Der Jüngling an Der Quelle, D300
  17. Wie Ulfru Fischt, D525
  18. Schlaflied, D527
  19. An Die Freunde, D654
  20. Das Lied Im Grünen, D917
  21. Der Einsame, D800
  22. Im Abendrot, D799
  23. Klage, D436

“The tenor puts together a stimulating mixture of the familiar and unfamiliar, and is supported with unerring sensitivity and skill at the piano by Julius Drake…At no stage, either, does one doubt Bostridge’s intellectual or emotional commitment; he is alive to the text as few other singers today…there’s no doubt that [he] and Drake offer Schubert that never rests, never ceases in its Wanderer-like quest for new interpretative possibilities.” – Gramophone