Ian Partridge  tenor
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Ian Partridge tenor
and Jennifer Partridge piano

Saturday July 1st 2000
7.30 pm
Tickets: £12 & £9.50
partridge Photo of Ian Partridge



Liebesbotschaft; Minnelied; Die Hoffnung;

Wandrers Nachtlied (Der du von); Geheimnis; Geist der Liebe


Under the Greenwood Tree; The Singer; The Folly of Being Comforted;

Down by the Salley Gardens; All Night Under the Moon; Nine o' the Clock



Winter Words

At Day Closes in November; Midnight on the Great Western;

Wagtail and Baby; The Little Old Table; The Choir Master's Burial;

Proud Songsters; At the Railway Station, Upway; Before Life and After


Die Forelle; An den Mond (Füllest wieder); An die untergehende Sonne;

Das Fischermädchen; Die Sterne

About the performers

Ian Partridge is one of Britain's leading lyric tenors. His wide repertoire encompasses the music of Monteverdi and Bach, the Elizabethan lute song, German, French and English songs with piano and first performances of new works. In recitals he is frequently accompanied by his sister, Jennifer.

Ian's phenomenal list of recordings includes Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin, (first choice in BBC Radio 3's 'Building a Library'), Schumann's Dichterliebe and Liederkreis Op39, Britten's Serenade, Vaughan Williams' On Wenlock Edge, Warlock's Curlew, three discs of English 20th century songs, 'Romantic Songs' for guitar and voice with Jacob Lindberg, Schubert's Winterreise with Richard Burnett on a period piano and with The Sixteen Choir and Baroque Orchestra , conducted by Harry Christophers, the complete set of Handel's Chandos Anthems, Purcell's The Fairy Queen and the part of the Evangelist in Bach's St John Passion.

Ian Partridge continues to collaborate with the actress Prunella Scales, with whom he has shared over 300 performances of An evening with Queen Victoria all over the world. He ha enjoyed taking master classes on Lieder, English Song, and Early Music at venues as diverse as Aldeburgh, Vancouver, Trondheim, Versailles and Helsinki. He is a Professor at the Royal Academy of Music and was awarded the CBE in 1992 for services to music.

In 1998 he collaborated with Murray Perahia in Mozart songs at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Recent recordings include 2 CDs with his sister: one of Schubert songs and the other a collection of songs in the 'Richard Baker's Favourite Music' Series. He has also recorded a CD of songs by Byrd, with the Gramophone Award winning group 'Phantasm', which was released in 1999, as well as a Naxos disc of the complete songs of Lord Berners, which has recently been recorded in Australia.

Jennifer Partridge is recognised by fellow musicians and critics as one of Britain's leading piano accompanists as well as a sensitive and expressive solo player. As the accompanist to many well known artists, including instrumentalists, she has appeared frequently on television, radio, in recordings and on the concert platform. With her brother, Ian Partridge, Jennifer has achieved a rare and beautifully balanced partnership which is demonstrated regularly on radio, in numerous recordings and recitals and repeatedly earns acclaim for both of them from audiences and other musicians throughout the world.

'Few artists have the directness of utterance, insight and sheer musicality of Ian Partridge; his emotional range is equal to all Schubert's demands' Hi-Fi News

'It is difficult to conceive of performances more finely attuned to the spirit of Gurney. '...with his supreme artistry, the most persuasive Britten interpreter around' The Guardian