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Singer’s Notebook

Ian Bostridge

A Singer’s Notebook by Ian Bostridge, of whom The New Yorker said, ‘He is not a good singer; he is a great one.’

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Ian Bostridge is one of the outstanding singers of our time. 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.

Critic Reviews

'This is a consistently lively, learned, urbane and passionate book, once opened not likely to be closed until you have read it all.'

BBC Music Magazine: Music Books Choice
Critic Reviews

'Usually great singers cannot explain what they do. Ian Bostridge can.'

Richard Sennett
Critic Reviews

'Reading this sparkling collection leaves one keen for more.'

Adam Lively, Sunday Times

Ian Bostridge is universally recognised as one of the greatest Lieder interpreters of today. He has made numerous award-winning recordings of opera and song, and gives recitals regularly throughout Europe, North America and the Far East to outstanding critical acclaim. On stage, he was the original Caliban in Thomas Adès’s The Tempest, and he played Gustav von Aschenbach in the…

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