Artist-In-Residence: Ian Bostridge

Friday, October 21, 2016 | 9:00 pm


Ian Bostridge Book Talk

The celebrated English tenor Ian Bostridge will talk about his most recent book, Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession (Faber 2014/Knopf 2015). This session will be presented in conjunction with the Music Library Association Southeast Chapter annual meeting, hosted this year by Duke University Libraries.

The evening prior, Bostridge performs Schubert’s Winterreise, the subject of his book, with pianist Thomas Adès at Baldwin Auditorium. Info below and tickets available HERE.

Friday, October 21, 9 AM – 10:15 AM
Rubenstein Library, Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153, Duke West Campus
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Free & open to the public

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The celebrated English tenor Ian Bostridge sings “as if from inside the music, as if he has found a way to produce pure, disembodied emotion,” declares the Los Angeles Times. This great lieder singer is joined at Duke Performances by the famed composer and pianist Thomas Adès, whom The New York Times praised as “one of the most accomplished and complete musicians of his generation.”

What makes Bostridge and Adès’ collaboration a true blockbuster is the piece that brings them together: Winterreise, Schubert’s depiction of a winter journey across a landscape of lost love. This work is a lifelong obsession for Bostridge; Adès, a musical polymath like Bostridge, will bring the profound understanding to Schubert’s piano part that only another master composer can. When these two titans first joined forces, the Telegraph raved, “this was without doubt the most extraordinary, riveting, uncanny performance of Schubert’s great song-cycle I have ever witnessed.” Their performance in Durham, one of only a few in the United States, promises to be one of the can’t-miss events of the season.
Presented in conjunction with the Music Library Association Southeast Chapter annual meeting, hosted this year by Duke University Libraries.

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