Bostridge Sings Our Hunting Fathers - Britten Sinfonia

Bostridge Sings Our Hunting Fathers

London
08 Nov 2013

Purcell arr. Britten

Chacony in G minor

Britten

Young Apollo

Tippett

Fantasia on a theme of Corelli

Britten

Our Hunting Fathers

Britten

Suite on English Folk Tunes - A Time There Was

Artists

Summary

Britten Sinfonia once again joins forces with tenor Ian Bostridge in a performance of one of Benjamin Britten’s seminal works, Our Hunting Fathers, as part of Barbican Britten’s centenary celebrations. This visceral song cycle is Britten’s savage view of man’s inhumanity to man and is paired with one of his earlier creations, the dazzling and brilliant fanfare, Young Apollo. The programme is completed by Britten’s Suite on English Folk Tunes, a touching act of homage to both the country he felt so rooted to and the tradition of folksong to which he owed so much.

Produced by the Barbican.

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