Britten: The Red Cockatoo & other songs

Fourteen of the songs on this major release are recorded for the first time. The inspiration for the Holy Sonnets was a harrowing trip paid by Britten and Yehudi Menuhin to Belsen at the end of the war, while the songs from the collection ‘The Red Cockatoo and other songs’ respond to a wide variety of more homely influences.

CDA66823  63 minutes 43 seconds
‘Bostridge is in the royal line of Britten's tenor interpreters … heard here in a veritable cornucopia of, by and large, unfamiliar, and even unknown songs … all performed with full understa ...
‘The advent of Ian Bostridge has been one of the most heartening occurrences in British musical life in recent years. Here is a tenor with a wonderful voice and brains and sensitivity to match’ (The S ...
‘Here is a tenor who possesses an exceptionally sweet and beautiful voice, and a fine musician and a thinker too … inspired performances’ (The Guardian)