Ian Bostridge

Ian Bostridge is an English tenor, acclaimed for his performances and recordings of both operatic works and lieder, as well as the author of four books. This essay is adapted from his forthcoming Song and Self: A Singer’s Reflections on Music and Performance, to be published by the University of Chicago Press.

Mortal Music

Franz Schubert, silence, and the final reckoning

by Ian Bostridge | Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Songs of Innocence and Experience

On Schubert’s sublime late vocal masterwork

by Ian Bostridge | Wednesday, December 10, 2014