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Ian Bostridge


Wenwen Du


Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 7:30 pm
Vancouver Playhouse
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After the success of their riveting performance of Schubert’s Winterreise on our 2014-15 Season, Ian Bostridge and Wenwen Du return to our stage to perform an artfully curated program of songs exploring the music and poetry of the Great War. The program ranges from songs by soldier composers George Butterworth and Ivor Gurney to Britten’s setting of poems about children in wartime.

“Bostridge sings as if from inside the music, as if he has found a way to produce pure, disembodied emotion.” — Los Angeles Times


The Music and Poetry of the Great War

MAHLER: Three songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
STEPHAN: Ich will dir singen ein Hohelied
BUTTERWORTH: A Shropshire Lad
WEILL: Four Walt Whitman Songs
BRITTEN: Four songs from Who Are These Children?, Op. 84


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