Ian Bostridge sings English Song

Music, Classical and opera
This special recital from Ian Bostridge with his regular piano accompanist Julius Drake contains a rich range of song in English, from Purcell and Bach. Purcell arr Tippett 'Music for a while'; Bach arr Britten Five Spiritual Songs; Haydn's 'Content'; 'Sailor's song'; 'She never told her love'; 'The wanderer'; 'Fidelity'; Purcell arr Britten 'The Queen's Epicedium'; Britten's 'From Who are these Children?', Op 84: 'Nightmare'; 'Slaughter'; 'Who are these Children?'; 'The Children'; Weill's 'Beat! Beat! Drums!'; 'O captain! My captain!'; 'Come up from the fields, father; and 'Dirge for two veterans'. (The evening marks Sir John Tusa's last day as Chairman of the Wigmore Hall Trust.)